It's always refreshing to see partnership grow over the years and become the backbone of awardwinning works of art. That's Emmy-nominated filmmaker couple Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet for you. The US-based husband-wife duo started their creative journey as a team in 2004, making waves worldwide with the 2009 documentary, The Way We Get By.
The pair then went on to work on Lifecasters, a national television programme in the US, and Beneath The Harvest Sky in 2003, earning accolades for the latter. Currently, Pullapilly and Gaudet have projects lined up with Amazon Films, STX Entertainment, Paramount Plus, Showtime, and 101 Studios.
We bring you excerpts from an interview.
On Being Married To Each Other, And To Filmmaking...
So, first things first, what makes them a great team? "There is a reason there are very few married couples who are co-screenwriters and co-directors. Early on, when Aron and I decided to write and direct together, we needed to set some ground rules. One of the rules was to be open to each other's ideas," Pullapilly says.
She accepts that they're not perfect. “When we do argue, it's mostly because we're feeling like our idea is not being heard properly. So, every day we have to make a conscious effort to be present for one another. Writing and directing as a husband and wife team has made us stronger as a couple, because every day is marriage therapy,” she adds.
And what about work-life balance? “Aron and I live and breathe films. We don't have children; we have a rescue dog and two cats that are like children to us. But, truthfully, we're still working on finding that work-life balance. Right now, we're juggling a lot of projects and we feel responsible to our producers, studios, and financiers," says Pullapilly. That being said, their baby steps towards maintaining balance are meditating in the morning, going for hikes, and curling up on the couch in the evening to watch a quality film or show.
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