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Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #20: Mark Webber, ‘The End of Love’

Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #20: Mark Webber, 'The End of Love'

The End of Love,’ which stars Michael Cera and Amanda Seyfried as well as writer/director Mark Webber, is one of the higher profile films in Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Competition.

What’s it about? The end of love is about how a single father copes with the sudden death of the love of his life while raising his toddler alone.

Director Mark Webber says: “The End of Love” was made to blur the lines between reality and fiction. I wanted to impart a raw truth, that I often strive for as an actor. I wanted to play with the limits of real time while maintaining a heightened cinematic feel.

“I knew I wanted to be an actor as soon as I found out superman wasn’t real, which was when I was five. I’ve been in acting in films now for over ten years and the desire to direct came out of having such incredible experiences with all the directors I’ve worked with. I enjoy storytelling and invoking an emotional reaction in people. I love to inspire and be inspired. Film is such a perfect medium.

“I made this film with my son as my co-star, who was only two years old at the time. In every moment I was essentially the actor, writer, producer, director, PA and I still had to be a good dad. I hope audiences can relate somehow to my characters experience or the story and leave feeling inspired in life or creatively as an artist or fellow filmmaker.”

Indiewire invited Sundance Film Festival directors to tell us about their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they’re doing next. We’ll be publishing their responses leading up to the 2012 festival.

Keep checking here every day up to the launch for the latest profiles.

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