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Casey Neistat | SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event
Casey Neistat

An Emasculating Truth

Casey Neistat

How did you get into directing?
My mom put a VHS camera in my little boy hands.

What is your most recent project?
I’m working on building a tree fort with my kid.

What is the best part of being a director?
I really don’t know.

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?

That’s like a seven-part question. “Talent borrows, genius steals.”

Who is your favorite director and why?
David Pogue. he’s the freshest director out there. He embodies minimal resource filmmaking. A true pioneer.

What is your favorite movie? Your favorite commercial?
Favorite movie; Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Totally awesome. And Avatar. Avatar is definitely my favorite movie. Favorite commercial; the Sandy Duncan Wheat Thins commercials from the ‘80s.

Tell use about your background (i.e. Where did you grow up? Past jobs?)
My only other real job was as a dishwasher.