In a recent interview with Frankie Stein at Film Daily, Rick DeLano — writer, producer, and narrator of The End of Quantum Reality — shares his thoughts on the recently released documentary of the life and thought of Wolfgang Smith, as well as his hard-won insights on filmmaking.
A special chat with Rick DeLano
We had the opportunity to learn more about Rick DeLano and his work with The End of Quantum Reality. Below he discusses his process, and how he came to work with Dr. Wolfgang Smith to create this exceptional film.
How was working on The End of Quantum Reality? What did you learn from the experience?
The value of having the right team.
Where did the concept come from for The End of Quantum Reality?
I knew that we simply had to get Wolfgang Smith on camera. After that first interview was obtained, the documentary pretty much made itself.
What music inspires you to create?
The fourth movement of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. The fourth movement of Brahms’ Fourth symphony. “Gratias agimus tibi” from Bach’s B Minor Mass.
Talk us through your creative process.
I have a screen in front of my nose. Does this work? Yes? Great. No? How can we make this work? Et cetera.
What tips do you have for new filmmakers?
It is an awful business. Only make a film if it absolutely must be made, and only if no one else can or will make it.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The End of Quantum Reality
What’s your next project?
I cannot imagine that there will be one.
Have you worked with mentors in the past? How would you recommend people go about finding them?
I don’t know about finding them, but I would agree with the sage: “What should you do if you find the Buddha? Kill him.”
What has been your biggest failure?
To love as I should.
What’s your filmmaking mission? Name the most important thing you want viewers to experience when watching your movies.
My mission is to afflict the comfortable and to comfort the afflicted.
What has been your biggest success?
What’s your five-year plan?
To love as I should.
What indie filmmakers should be on our radar?
Anyone whose name appears in the credits of The Principle or The End of Quantum Reality.
What’s your favorite film of all time, and what did you learn from it?
The End of Quantum Reality. I learned what quantum mechanics means.
Who would compose the soundtrack of your life?
I guess I would. I couldn’t afford anybody really good.