Torrey Pines premiered as the opening night film for Twist: The Seattle Queer Film Festival with a live score by a 24 person band and choir and live foley. It was a huge party.
My first girlfriend showed me The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love. Then I watched The Watermelon Woman and Bound. I was in high school. I was probably so stoned.
If you couldn’t make movies, what creative outlet would you choose?
Well, I also play music and draw comics and screen print and build giant art installations, so I’d probably still be on an artist road.
With a shout out to James Lipton, what turns you on? Or off?
ON: John Waters & brutal honesty.OFF: Small talk. Boring!
How do you think your film is relevant to the Tampa Bay area?
One of the main characters in the film is the ocean, and its about being a kid who grows up spending a ton of time in the ocean and at the beach. So that seems potentially relatable.
How would your friends and family describe you?
Big pervert. Never sleeping. Working all the time making art.