What do you do:
Second Assistant to Wes Anderson, Director-Writer
Where do you work:
American Empirical, New York City
When did you notice you liked movies:
I think I realized I wanted to be a filmmaker around the time when I discovered there was such a thing as a “filmmaker” – someone who writes and directs and fills a movie with a sort of presence -- when I was thirteen or fourteen. I always watched a lot of movies growing up, always loved movies.
My dad directed plays at the local high school when I was in elementary school, so that got me really into the concept of directing. Then I started writing random stuff (poems, weak attempts at novels, plays, etc) and realized that I could fuse the two into this incredible thing called filmmaking!
How would you advise others:
Call anyone you know who might have the slightest link to the industry, find numbers, and look online. Get yourself a Hollywood Creative Directory and just call everyone in there that you care about (but try to sound like you care, not like you’re just going through the phonebook).