The entire Loves Death plot was inspired by the dorm hall I had moved into, which looked like apartment buildings. It was the gritty atmosphere of my hall that made me want to make a film there, but at the time I had no idea what the film would be about.
The only thing I had a sense of was the tone I wanted.
I came to realize that not too many films dealt exclusively with the topic of suicide in way that i felt was personal. Somehow the concept of a character being suicidal after the death of his girlfriend morphed into a mystery-who-done-it type film.
Making this film helped me realize how much I like doing mystery thrillers because you get to choose when certain information is revealed and the reactions from viewers are worth it.