I'm a firm believer in the thought that art come sin many forms and mediums . I'm also a fan of the thought process that art shouldn't be graded in school because what is a doodle to me might be a masterpiece to someone else, Art teachers should teach technique NOT tell a student WHAT art is .
#2 I love wearing jewelry .
In Recent years it's become common for men to wear jewelry but I have been doing int since the mid 90's folks because I don't care what people think about me or the way I look, I am me and that's all I can be, right ? With that said most of my jewelry has special meaning to me also, I wear a baby ring my father made when he first started making jewelry on a chain , I wear a Friday The 13th pendent and matching ring because I love horror, I wear my wedding ring (if I don't my wife might kill me) and I wear a bracelet and a watch . Chris and O clash about the amount of Jewelry I wear and as business man I have toned it down recently from wearing 3 chains around my neck to 2 chains one that has my Jedi Order Symbol and my cross and one that has the Jason Pendent and my dad's ring on it. and I have a jewelry box full of stuff to wear .
#3 I'm a very passionate person .
I never go into anything without having a passion for it, this seems to be something that confuses people so I will explain it to you as best as I can . I wrote the first drafts of the Sins of Man trilogy in less then 30 days, I had a burning passion to write them because I knew it was a good idea just like the science fiction movie I'm working on now along with the final draft of Sins of Man III : Tribulation . I'm passionate about these projects and while I was dreading working on a sci-fi movie at all once I got the idea in my mind it steamrolled out of my brain and I wrote the outline in less then a week :) If I have passion for a project I work on it til it's done :)
#4 I'm the father of three autistic children .
All three of my children have Autism and they are a total blessing in my life . My oldest boy while he's on the spectrum of Autism has a genius level IQ and knows more at 14 years old then I ever learned in school, he's in college level courses and I barely passed high school (no lie) . My daughter who is further down on the spectrum is 9 and she is the apple of daddy's eye, she is my little Princess . we play My Little Pony and Shopkins for HOURS at a time and I'm finally learning their names and their cutie marks LOL . My little Man is 6 and he's some where between his siblings on the autism spectrum he's alot like his older brother he had good problem solving skills but lacks in the academic department but man is he a tough little kid, we were playing football the other day and he said "Daddy toss me the ball I can catch it" So I gave him a pass that wasn't like a Ben Roethlisberger bomb (we're Steeler / Giants fans) but it was hard enough to get to him with alittle something on it, the balls goes through his hands and slams into his face hard, he looks at me and then at the ball on the ground he picks up the ball and chucks it at my head as hard as he can, little shit tried to take me out ... I was so proud he didn't cry or whine or get upset at all he just kept playing .
#5 While I'm of the "New Generation" of film makers I'm also very "Old School" at the same time .
This is another thing about me that might confuse you but it's really east to know what I mean when I explain it to you I'm new to film making so I'm of the "New Generation" with the CGI and all the technology that we have today but I'm "Old School" in that I want to rely on practical effects and hand made makeup FX because it gives me a chance to work on my craft as a makeup FX artist . I have learned that there is a balance to using practical effects and CGI . During the filming of Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis I used alot of hand done makeup FX and they didn't come out as well as I hoped so Chris and I decided that we would fix them in post production with CGI and they turned out very well . So I'm slowly starting to embrace the CGi stuff while I will still continue to use practical effects when and where I can .
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)