The above photo was taken in the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea during the late fall of 2016. We were there filming for our documentary, Closing The Gap. Since then I’ve been to North Korea four times. Trips like that have taught me to remain curious, stay humble and to never. stop. traveling.
I believe in asking questions - a lot, It’s something my parents taught me. Being behind the camera is something I’ve always enjoyed, and when you combine that with curiosity you can wind up in some very interesting situations with some incredible people.
My favourite question to ask people is, “how do you choose to suffer in order to get what you want?” That’s from the book, '“The subtle art of not giving a f*ck” you should read it.
How I found film is always a mystery to me - I enjoyed watching films, but was never really obsessed with them like some people are. What really stood out for me was the experience in telling a great story.
I guess you could say that I don't take enough time for my personal life, yet I love what I do... so I'll sleep when I'm dead. I am always eager to find something in nothing. I could sit here and list half a dozen films to try and show off, but that's not my bag. I like great stories, no matter where they come from.
A little about me... I like buying things once - consistency over variety.