Is that partly why you chose to distribute it with HBO?
That was definitely part of it, yeah. So it could reach a lot of people, and also they could be in a more comfortable, intimate and personal setting.
Did you think about that before you’d finished the film?
Absolutely not, it was something I never thought I’d do actually! We went to Sundance thinking that we’d sell it for a theatrical release, and we did get many offers, but what HBO proposed to us made me realise the impact it would have on millions of viewers at home. Theatrical can be dicy, and so I think that the idea that this labour of love, a film that I wanted as many people to see as possible, might die a quiet death. Or go with HBO and have so much muscle behind it. I really thought the film needs that. My ego may appreciate theatrical, but the film wants HBO.