Creative Control Makes You Less of a Control Freak
The filmmaker hates to think himself as an “auteur,” but prefers the relaxation and openness that comes with working independently.
John Cameron Mitchell is a a writer, actor and filmmaker best known for his feature films "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." "Hedwig," originally an Obie-award-winnning off-Broadway play, is the story of a transgendered East German rock star chasing after an ex-lover. The film version won Mitchell a best director award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy." His other films include "Shortbus" and the soon-to-be-released drama "Rabbit Hole."