Q: Why did you become involved in this project?
A: I became involved because I love historical biographies. I may not have been an "expert" on Caesar when the project first came to me, but I certainly became one by the time I put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard).
Q: What research did you do, and would you say this is a historically accurate piece?
A: My research consisted of studying the entire available library on Caesar and Ancient Rome. In the end, the works of Tacitus, Seutonius and Cato were the most helpful. Being of the time, they effortlessly conjure up life as it was back then. I would consider this film a very historically accurate piece.
Q: What are your opinions about Julius Caesar?
A: He's part JFK, part Hitler. That's why he's so interesting.
Q: Was there a particular message you hoped to get across?
A: Yes, how and why this man could be torn between such a kind, idealistic side and such a cruel, megalomaniacal side.
Q: What makes historical epics such great entertainment?
A: Beyond the pageantry and trappings, I think historical epics serve one crucial purpose: to remind us that people back then were the same as you and me.