Everyone I know who is having success in film right now is there because of persistence.
I guess I need a hobby. Currently my primary hobby is complaining.
I loved movies. They inspired me more than anything growing up and wanted to do for others what those movies have done for me. I do a lot of other creative stuff but am not very good at it.
Breakups usually don't happen down by the river with beautiful lighting. The moment you realize your relationship may be over might happen in Aisle 11 of Rite-Aid and the person you're with has disregarded your feelings and your needs by bringing you the wrong toothbrush again for the fourth time.
Our brains will destroy ourselves if we don't put it outward.
Most people in Hollywood are making about 10 percent of all the things they're considering; I am making 95 percent.
The worst question really comes from the attitude of the asker and it usually comes in the form of "What was your inspiration for the film?"
An interview is only as good as both parties are willing to give to the interview and that includes the interviewer.
We don't work in the traditional TV format where we're like writing concurrently to shooting. Like, we really view it as a large feature film.
It's just that the nature of being a director is being incredibly overwhelmed with getting the shots right, dealing with the locations, and then there's a two-year-old in the scene, and all that stuff - you know, there's a lot of kids in scenes.
You can be a lot more subtle on TV, which is funny because I feel like TV is known for being the opposite of that. The thing we experience in life is that things are not overly dramatic, and things often happen in really small ways.
I went to film school at UT Austin. I learned a lot and that school's good for puking up all your bad movies early and quick. But ultimately, no one can teach you to be an artist.
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