"If I were ever stranded on a desert island there would be three things I’d need: food, shelter, and a grip."
“Failure isn’t a necessary evil. In fact, it isn’t evil at all. It is a necessary consequence of doing something new.”
"Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it."
"My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker."
"There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive – in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen."
"I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student."
"What I always tell people is… Unless you are so passionate about filmmaking that you would rather live out of your car than not do it, find something else to do as a career and do filmmaking as a hobby. This industry is one of the hardest to break into and be successful. It takes a lot of passion and dedication for it to get anywhere…"
“I’m an entrepreneur, I’ve been an independent guy all my life. I love doing what I do. I love the movies, I love actors, I love directors, I love writers, I love working with the studio, I love the marketing, I love the whole process.”