Drake Doremus Reflects on Toronto Fest Drama ‘Endings, Beginnings’

Writer/director Drake Doremus debuts his latest picture, “Endings, Beginnings,” at the Toronto Intl.

Film Festival.

The film centers on a young woman (Shailene Woodley) navigating love and heartbreak over the course of one year while confronting the pain of a recent traumatic experience, and finding hope in the most surprising of places.Your films are driven by the intimacy of the characters.

Where did this story derive from?I want to make stuff that I want to see, and I’m interested in relationships and momentary feelings that people experience.

This is my most personal film since “Like Crazy” as I’d just gotten out of a six- year relationship before I started to work on the script.

Life very much informs your own work, and you have to be ready to take an introspective look at the truth of your current situation, which can be cathartic.What will surprise people about this film?

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