I have always been the type of person to walk up to a stranger and strike up a conversation; I enjoy it. I have often found myself creating situations, broadening perspectives, observing the ordinary as being something uniquely extraordinary and, at times, shaping my life itself into a film I can direct. Being an effective director means you are able to really encapsulate your vision in combination with having the ability to communicate so that others see that vision and it comes to life on the screen. Directors must be architects, designers, and visual storytellers.
I love having the ability to construct the visual elements of a story and, in turn, what feeling it will leave an audience member with. The art of taking written words off a page and transforming them into a visual story, through a directors’ vision, has always struck me as something I wanted to do.
Consistently throughout my life, I have had a love for films. Even when I was a child, I remember being mesmerized by how the stories were told and brought to life. It is truly amazing to see how a single fundamental story can be remade over and over yet they vary so differently according the director’s vision. These great creative minds always astounded and inspired me. Their magnificent films would suck me into that world and guide me on a tour with characters I felt I knew and unforgettable adventures.
There is an emotional power to this medium that can be used to help people, bring both personal and world issues to light and make this world and life as great as possible. The messages created today are not only for us but also for the ones who follow.
I make films that are impactful and make a connection with the audience, whether it be emotional, intellectual, or personal. I feel that with the power of this medium, one must make a positive impact and do his/her part for the world. That’s me, my mission, my vision and my life.