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 started doing behind the scenes on commercials which lead me to work mainly with non-actors. 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.