I consider myself very lucky to be working in film and TV. Every day brings new ideas and challenges, new opportunities to collaborate and come up with something interesting and fun to do. While working on Heart of Darkness, Orson Welles said, “This is the biggest electric train set a boy ever had!” (He later abandoned that project but, c’mon, his first film was Citizen Kane.) For me it’s not just about the toys but also the wonder of seeing new things, meeting new people, and going places I would never have had the opportunity to visit otherwise. But the toys are pretty great, too.
Thanks to my career I’ve shot on massive glaciers, active volcanos, and rolling oceans, as well as the United Nations General Assembly, international combat zones, and on six of seven continents.* I’ve also had the chance to work with some of the funniest people you could ever meet and many of the most talented and creative folks out there.
Recently, I finished the second hilarious season of The Detour, starring Jason Jones and Natalie Zea, premiering in February on TBS. Before that I shot the critically-acclaimed first season of Search Party, starring Alia Shawkat and John Early, also for TBS; four seasons of Inside Amy Schumer, including the wonderful 12 Angry Men-inspired episode, for Comedy Central; and Make It Last, a feature documentary following the band The Avett Brothers as they record their new album, True Sadness, directed by Michael Bonfiglio and Judd Apatow, premiering at SXSW in 2017.
* If anyone’s shooting in Antarctica, I’m available!