I wanted to make it myself so i would have TOTAL CONTROL over it and make it the way I wanted to do it. Of course its a huge collaboration. Thats the other reason - I could choose my collaborators.
Also yes we could have pitched it, but it would maybe never have been made. Like many directors, at the time we started I REALLY wanted a project that would help define my POV as an auteur, a woman, a storyteller, AN ACTIVIST.