How did you first get into filmmaking?
I always loved watching films. I didn’t grow up with a lot of TV, but the video tapes we had were amazing to me, things like The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins. It wasn’t until I saw Star Wars that I got into the idea of filmmaking though, and when I was 9 or 10 my neighbours were throwing out some of their old clutter. They gave me my first video camera.
Your debut short A Welcoming Place which you wrote and directed is getting its first UK screening at the Starburst MediaCity Festival this weekend,