Paul Von Stoetzel | Pratfalls of Parenting Ep 37

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“Cannibalism and parenting”

Film director and producer Paul Von Stoetzel talks about the film directors who he loves and who have influenced him. He shares stories of traveling to film festivals and how he became an obsessive film nerd when meeting the cast and crew who made the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. And he talks about how much of a stigma comes with making a documentary about Snuff films.

“I don’t want to put the guy who made the Snuff documentary on my couch”

Paul talks about how he talks to his six year old about making a documentary about people who have killed people and how his willingness to be open about his interest in the dark parts of humanity have informed her understanding of life and death. And how her sense of humor is heavily influenced some topics that are traditionally considered “adult.”

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“I don’t consider myself an artist, I really don’t”

Paul also talks about how he talks a lot with his daughter about what she’s comfortable with in deciding what movies to let her watch or what shows to take her to see. He talks about balancing protecting her from obvious dangers in the world while wanting to let her have her own independence and establish her own boundaries.

“I just turned 37 and I ain’t comfortable with my own mortality. But she is so fine with it.”

 

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