As he reveals, “The problem for me was that decisions were being made that saw the industry going headlong into digital. Nobody really questioned what was being lost creatively, and film was deemed as being too expensive. So I wrote a manifesto a few years ago, more of a personal guide than anything, to keep my ambitions and purpose in check. I made up a set of rules to keep my processes as simple and as analog as possible, and to stop spending money. These included having a shooting ratio of 3:1 or under, no recording of location sound, and to hand-process the negatives myself.