Three Questions For... Damien Toogood

Damien Toogood, Director at Rapid Films

What inspires you?

Stories, music, a beautiful day, an emotive moment....all the stuff that's motivated people for centuries...

What do you look for in a script?

True humour, as in I laugh, not I have to rationalise that I should be laughing cause it's so clever. I do also love potential in a script to add visual beauty or scale, without getting in the way of the idea or the comedy.

What does ‘creativity’ mean to you? 

Originality. The ability to craft from nothing something that people react emotionally, viscerally to. I also have a soft spot for making something visually, photographically beautiful.