[on his film 'Red Army] I wanted the story to not be about hockey. I wanted to have wider appeal, to be about something much bigger. But I didn't know how I was going to get there until I saw the Soviets play for the first time on a VHS tape. I was completely astounded. I couldn't believe the creativity, the speed, the skill level, the beauty.
[on interviewing Viacheslav Fetisov for 'Red Army'] Initially he gave me fifteen minutes, and I just kind of went with it. I think he realized that I was going for something far more profound than he was used to, so he slowly opened up. He wasn't a guy that respects you right away - you gotta talk to him. He did stuff like give me the finger. You know how, when you're a rookie in the locker room, you get screwed with all the time? It kind of felt like that. Part of it was funny, but part of it was also him being serious.