Favorite Show You've Ever Worked On?
The Simpsons (I've directed 81 episodes)
What's something about you that your fans & supporters might not know?
Besides directing for The Simpsons, I also write, produce and direct my own short live action films, which have appeared in over 25 film festivals and won 10 awards. I am just finishing a film, "Bud's Odyssey" a 26-minute documentary about a WWII B-17 pilot who had an incredible survival story. "Bud's Odyssey" will premiere at The Pasadena International Film Festival, 2:30 pm, March 12, 2017.
Favorite Spot to eat in Los Angeles?
1) My house. 2) local coffee shops Tally Rand and Hillstreet Cafe. 3) Bella Vista on Magnolia
You've done quite a lot. What's your favorite role when it comes to a TV show or film?
I've enjoyed a long career as a director.
Best Advice for someone who dreams to work in the film industry?
Be realistic. Realize it's a competitive business and study the skills you will need to achieve your goals. Also, work on your portfolio, scripts, pitches, etc and promote yourself.
Best moment of 2016?
Seeing a Simpsons episode I directed with a my co-workers and hearing them laugh.
Goals for 2017?
Work hard and stay positive.
Anything else to add?
I also want to stay healthy and spend time with my family and friends.
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