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Industry Arts
Occupation filmmaker, artist and writer
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction I write and direct movies. Human flaws and moral ambiguity are interesting. I want to explore why perfectly intelligent people, who seem to have some sort of grasp on life, go around acting in a self-defeating way. Humans express their neuroses in many ways, and that is what makes people fascinating. I love those quirky, edgy, nonverbal, silent, tiny little moments, those powerful interchanges between people, things that almost always go unsaid, that people know are happening all the time but nobody has the courage to talk about. That's what I make movies about. The ideal film is neither prescriptive nor conclusive; it is ambivalent and it will move people when they are in the theater and make them think only after they leave. I want people to walk away with work to do, investigate, ask questions of themselves. I may like to talk about or be interested in a more philosophical or political agenda, but film is, ultimately, about narrative. It is about telling stories that are engaging and dramatic. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent Van Gogh
Interests Cinema, photography, politics, activism, screenwriting, music, conceptual art, humanity, good wine and food, stimulating conversation, friends and family.
Favorite Movies Foreign cinema mainly and some indies. Favorite films: Underground, Nostalghia, 8 1/2, anything from Godard, Kieslowski, Cassavetes, Ozu and Wong Kar Wai, Wings of Desire, Raging Bull, In the Mood for Love, Fallen Angels, 24 Hour Party People, Stranger than Paradise, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Notte, The Tango Lesson, Full Metal Jacket, The Battle of Algiers, The Man on the Train, Un Coeur en Hiver...etc. etc. and Almodovar of course!
Favorite Music Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Turbonegro, Sleater-Kinney... lots and lots of punk, Bush Tetras, Blondie, The New York Dolls, Velvet Underground, Morphine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Le Tigre, Regina Spektor, Peaches, Bersuit Vergarabat, Molotov, Aterciopelados, Soul Coughing, Gang Starr, Rage Against the Machine, Smog, Moloko, The Replacements, Nick Drake, Damien Rice, Johnny Cash, Nino Rota, Michel Camilo, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, , Bobby Darin ... Local: The Truckee Brothers, Gregory Page, Bushwalla...
Favorite Books The Sound and the Fury favorite novel, Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, Dostoyevsky, Chomsky, Sartre, Derrida, Baudelaire, Sedaris, Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, Saul Bellow, philosophy, politics, satire.

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