I don’t talk about it very often, but my “side-hustle” is making movies.
After landing in Los Angeles I started volunteering on my friend's projects. I did this for a few reasons:
So far, these have been small movies. Very low budget. There aren't any superheroes, explosions or movie stars. But they’ve been very creatively and personally satisfying and there is an audience - particularly in the SVOD market.
The first project I worked on in LA was Cruel Hearts, which is now on the festival circuit (and winning awards). This year I’ve been assisting on a new project from the same director and it’s been amazing. On projects like this, I’m happy to assist wherever I’m needed and have basically been an Assistant Director of Photography.
While I was...