When things aren't working out for people, the end of the world seems like an easy way to wipe the slate clean.
It was a hobby I got into a long time ago, hacking cameras. I was able to make my own using different lenses.
I went to engineering school, which I thought was what I wanted to do, for about two weeks. We had an orientation class and we met this guy where he worked and stuff and it was cool, but I was like, 'There is no way this is going to be my life.'
I am a mechanical techie. I can build things with my hands.
I developed a group of friends around me that were all as crazy as I was about wanting to make films.
I was writing short films and I was going through this really, really, really terrible end of a relationship that I didn't want to be going through. It was too much for me to process and all of a sudden I had this idea for my first feature film and I knew right away I had to start writing it.
I'm just gonna make movies the best I can, do the festival thing or whatever can come. I plan on working with a lot of the same guys over and over again. I hope the majority of us can stick together.
If the movies that I'm going to make anyway go mainstream, that would be the coolest thing ever. But I have set up a plan that I've been working on for a long time.
But I always see myself as the filmmaker. I wonder if everybody else sees me more as an actor.
I hope I don't have to act in one of my own projects again.
I'm from Wisconsin; well, that's where I went to school from, like, sixth grade till I graduated high school.
Young men are crazy strange emotional beings.
I don't have any ambitions as an actor. I felt very uncomfortable doing it. The first take every day I'd open my mouth and no words would come out. I'd do a couple of takes and eventually I could run the lines.
I had a friend in high school who badly wanted to make movies and would recruit me as an actor. It was always so much fun. I decided, I'm going to go to Hollywood and make movies, which is a thought I'd never had before.
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