"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"In making the film, ‘The Music of Regret’, I did something that I’ve always wanted to do which is, literally, to bring my work to life. I got a chance to really revisit my work- the characters and the ideas that I dealt with for so many years that were just fleeting, still images or just a glimpse of a narrative- and figure out what would happen if suddenly I was looking at a photograph and the characters started to talk to me, or sing or dance. It’s a fantasy that I’ve had for a really long time, but I never really thought I would or could make a movie."
- Laurie Simmons