Eliot Rausch was asked on the latest installment of The Great Discontent on whether he felt he was creatively satisfied with what he’s produced as a filmmaker up until now and his response is one that I would absolutely borrow if I were ever asked the same question:
Hell no! No way. I hate my work and I’m totally bummed all the time. I’m chasing something that is never going to exist—I want that feeling where I can look at my work and say, “Finally!” With every project I do, I feel like I’m getting close to that—I can taste it on my lips and then it’s gone. I don’t think I’ll ever be completely stoked, but that’s okay because I also think that’s the death of an artist.
I feel the exact same way at this moment.