AP: When did it turn from that into actually becoming a feature film?
SS: Well in '99, I took three months and edited the film to create some kind of structure. Because I was like, wow, I have so much footage, wouldn't it be cool just to see if we can do something with it? And then after that I shelved it in 2000 because the funds were gone and I needed to go back to work, because I'm a fashion photographer and I shoot celebrities and that's how I make money. So I did that but I kept filming her over the years and we got closer and closer; we got really close as friends. Most of the time, as I say, I never had a camera, we were just hanging out. And then I think it got to a point some people were showing interest in the film and I had money again so I took a year off and hired Angelo Corrao, who is a great old-school editor. We sat there and we cut the film and Patti got involved. And now we have it. It's one of those things that just happened organically. I kept filming her in her bedroom while I was editing because I needed something to ground the film; there was so much footage from all over the place that a lot of it didn't have sound, some did. I was like, what would make this film make sense, give it a thread, you know. We always spent so much time hanging out in her bedroom, that's sort of where she works and stuff. It was like, let's do something here. And that was it. And spending everyday working on it, creating these interesting scenes through a collage of the footage, I wanted her to tell her story in her voice. It's a totally experimental film, is the way I look at it. I never went to film school. I just bought a movie camera and started filming her.