I've wanted to direct films since high school, back then I thought you had to be an actor before you could be a director, I enjoyed acting so I went down that path at 15 years old. By the time I reached college I started learning production, working with cameras, editing etc. The 2008 recession made it hard to find work so I started freelancing, offering my filmmaking skills where I could to earn a few bucks, it was around this time that I also discovered the work of Steven Soderbergh, who's become one of my biggest influences and inspirations. Not many people know it, but he often directs, shoots and edits his films, I've spent approximately the last 10 years doing the same, emulating his style of filmmaking and enjoying the sense of craftsmanship that comes with it, I was even fortunate enough to watch him at work as an extra on Season 2 of "The Knick". My time in this profession has brought me more downs than ups, but filmmaking in all of it's form has become my life's work and passion.