I began my career as an assistant to a commercial and film director in Los Angeles. Being able to work closely with major brands, top ad agencies and film producers gave me an invaluable education in filmmaking. I realized how important it was to find or create an environment that makes the subject comfortable so they could forget about the camera and have a conversation. In the narrative format, I transferred those abilities to casting and cultivate performances from actors to give the work a sense of realness and believability. For-me...I love the process. Any time I have a camera, whether it’s an Arri or an iPhone I love trying to tell the story that’s unfolding before me. I love the real testimonials, the committed actors, the grips, the insanely techie ACs and the creative process that EVERYONE feels a part of. I’m a director, but I’d be a fool if I thought I did it alone. I am a firm believer in the mood developed on set absolutely effects the work. I believe my roll is to not only have a fluid vision of the story as it unfolds but to create an environment where all feel they’re apart of this thing they put their heart and soul into. I honestly love what I do and want to do it well so I can keep doing what I love. Is that selfish?