Filmmaking was terrifying and thrilling at the same time earlier, says Suicide Squad director


He works for the audience and feels a director is responsible for the fate of the film, be it a success or a failure. American filmmaker David Ayer says he initially found film-making "terrifying" but has now calmed down.

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"It is easier to tell a story now. I remember being on the set in the first few movies with my brain (acting) like a machine racing and exhausting myself, trying to figure out how to visually tell a story, where to put the camera and what to tell the actors," Ayer said.

David Ayer

"In a lot of ways, it was terrifying but thrilling, and now I am very calm in my job. I know where I am going, what I am going to say, what I need next and I really enjoy filming." he added. 

Ayer entered showbiz by writing screenplays for films like "The Fast and the Furious", "U-571", "Training Day" and "Dark Blue", and then made his debut as a director with "Harsh Times" in 2005.

He was applauded for "End of Watch" and "Fury", but got negative feedback for his 2016 film "Suicide Squad", especially for the portrayal of Joker, essayed by Jared Leto.

The filmmaker says his experiences in the industry have taught him a lot.

Ayer was in India earlier this week to promote the film with the cast Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace.

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