What got you into the game (film)?
I’ve always loved movies, but more than just watching them, I love the stories and the emotion they elicit from us. I’ve always been a very talkative person and have always been telling stories in one manner or another.. But it wasn’t until college, in the middle of studying a major I didn’t love, and playing a sport I no longer loved, that I realized what I really wanted to do. After entering school for film, once I was in an environment filled with like-minded people who shared a passion for telling stories, that’s when it really hit me: this is what I wanted to do.
Where is your true passion in filmmaking? What gets your blood pumping?
My true passion has to lie in the stories told. For me, the most incredible aspect of filmmaking is its ability to elicit emotion from us. There is nothing like a story that draws you in and makes you care, or even better, make you WANT to care. Whether it’s happiness, sadness, fear, anything – a story’s ability to evoke that emotion in you is just so awesome.
What genres do you lean toward?
Oh man, I’m huge a horror guy, which is ironic because I’m probably a huge wuss. But the adrenaline I get from being scared, or even terrified, I LOVE IT. I’m a big fan of dark comedies as well.
What is favorite quote or saying you often use in the field?
“PHIL!” Seriously, I think I’ll say it 100 times in a single day.
What is your pet peeve?
When someone uses ‘good’ and ‘well’ incorrectly. People don’t seem to enjoy when I correct them, and it’s a shame, I think it does them well… I’ll see myself out.