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What made you decide to write for Shooting the Script?
You (Adam-Scott) told me to. And I watch a lot of movies. I read a lot about movies.
I’m also really interested in theatre, comics, and the general pop culture.
I thought I could write reviews and essays like everyone else, yet look at the
material from different perspectives and how they relate to other art forms.

When you’re not watching movies or writing about movies,
how do you keep yourself occupied?

I’m the co-founder and artistic director of a theater/film/entertainment group in Portland, Oregon
called Atomic Arts. I’ve acted in and directed our first three plays: two annual installments of Trek in the Park
(live, free, park performances of classic Star Trek episodes) and a new stage adaptation of Nosferatu.

What movie(s) do you hate with a passion?
Anything that really has no point to exist other than to feed off of a good movie’s success
(example: any fantasy movie not Harry Potter or LOTR) or to deliver cheap scares/thrills
(your Saw‘s and Final Destination‘s of the world).

Who are some of your favorite directors?
Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Michel Gondry,
Edgar Wright, Francois Truffaut, Andrew Stanton, Brad Bird

What are some of your favorite movies?
I’d be lying if I said my favorite movie wasn’t Ghostbusters. My favorites also include:
The Shawshank Redemption, The Star Wars trilogy, the Back to the Future trilogy,
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, Godfather 1
and 2,
Shaun of the Dead, Rope, Aliens, Vacation, Die Hard, Jules and Jim, Batman Begins,
The Dark Knight, Casablanca, Vertigo
, and probably the whole Pixar canon (‘cept Cars)…

What are some of your guilty pleasure movies?
I do love a lot of French new wave, and I can’t get enough of the big 80’s action
movies. Basically, if it was produced by Joel Silver or Don Simpson and Jerry
Bruckheimer and related producers/studios during the 80’s and early 90’s I love