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The singer, 32, debuted All Too Well: The Short Film at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, where she had a panel conversation with director Mike Mills.
She said she had “imposter syndrome” while directing the short film.
Talking about the process, Swift said: “I was always very curious. I was always looking, and learning, and trying to absorb as much as I possibly could.”
She continued: “I just started going into the edit, and making changes.
“It started with meddling, and it went from meddling with the edit to then writing the treatments for the music videos… That was almost ten years ago.”
Swift, who shares a home a £7 million home in Primrose Hill with boyfriend and Coversations with Friends star Joe Alwyn, revealed that she had “imposter syndrome” saying : “I think I had this imposter syndrome in my head saying, “No, you don’t do that. Other people do that who went to school to [direct].”
Mills responded that he “didn’t go to school to do that,” which reassured Swift who said: “Oh! It’s fantastic to know that. That makes me feel better.”
She also said that now she has directed the short film and a number of music videos, she would like to explore directing a feature film.
Swift continued: “It would be so fantastic to write and direct a feature. I don’t see it being bigger in terms of scale.
“I loved making a film that was so intimate with a crew that was relatively small, just a really solid group of people that I trusted.”
All Too Well: The Short Film is a romantic drama ten-minute film about a man and woman who fall in love but drift apart over time.
Revealing her inspiration for the film, she divulged: “I wanted to make a film about an effervescent, curious young woman who ends up completely out of her depth.
“You know when you’re walking into the ocean? It’s so fun, the idea of going out so far your feet don’t touch the ground. But you can get swept away,” she said.