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Losers, short film
How did you get into directing?
“Directing” is a funny word. We’re not sure when that term was applied to us but we have been making creative work as individuals for as long as we can remember. Skate videos, family birthday videos and spying on the neighbors are classic beginnings for each of us.
What is your most recent project?
We’ve got a few things we are working on at the moment, a couple mobile application projects, short films, and another long form film project that we are refining.
What is the best part of being a director?
For us, and our style of filmmaking, the best part is getting lost, meeting people, and learning beautiful things from the unexpected.
What is the worst part of being a director?
I’d say one of the worst parts about being a director is that word “director.” There’s something inherently important or special sounding about that word. Maker, filmmaker, curious person-all these all seem better fitted.
What is your current career focus: commercials & branded content, TV, movies? Do you plan to specialize in a particular genre–comedy, drama, visual effects, etc.?
We think about this quite a lot and it changes often, but generally there are movies, TV shows, commercials, and Internet videos. We’d like to focus on creating content for the spaces in between all this stuff.
Have you a mentor and if so, who is that person (or persons) and what has been the lesson learned from that mentoring which resonates most with you?
Robert Krulwich (Host on Radiolab and NPR correspondent) has been there since the beginning. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what we’ve learned from him, but it’s easy to know that his presence, mind, and breath, has been a major source of encouragement and support.
What is your favorite movie? Your favorite commercial or branded content?
To be honest, as time goes on and home videos have become more and more accessible on the Internet, this tends to be our favorite content. As for commercials, nothing has quite topped Errol Morris’ Miller High Life campaign.
Tell use about your background (i.e. Where did you grow up? Past jobs?)
Julius is from Pasadena, California, and played lots of soccer growing up.
Daniel is from Farmington, Connecticut, and played lots of hockey.
Will is from Red Bank, New Jersey, and skateboarded every day.
Julius is from Pasadena, California, and played lots of soccer growing up.Daniel is from Farmington, Connecticut, and played lots of hockey.Will is from Red Bank, New Jersey, and skateboarded every day.