I served as DP of a nationally distributed feature when I was 18, studied cinematography and directing at USC, worked for talent at the highest possible level. I quickly understood that the best way to make great feature films is to spend your 20s working outside the industry, pursuing some other form of meaningful work—because all the technical skills and connections in the world pale in comparison to having something compelling to say. So, I became a firefighter in one of the nation's biggest 9-1-1 systems and am now in development on films inspired by my experiences.

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