A new short film entitled Where Do Ideas Come From? from filmmaker Andrew Norton tackles the nebulous origins of inspiration. Does a good idea strike like a bolt of lightning, or does it emerge from a soup of random ingredients cooked at just the right temperature?

In a series of brief interviews with writers, artists, kids, and other creatives including the likes of David Lynch, Chuck Close, Susan Orlean, we get personal perspectives on where the best ideas originate. Where Do Ideas Come From? was presented by Transom with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.