[about his successful debut feature] We thought of it more like a student film in the beginning. I wasn't expecting this picture to go very far, so I talked to the actors and DoP Adrian Silisteanu
and told them that I needed their collaboration for this project, but I couldn't offer much money at the time, as I was paying everything myself. I really saw Hooked (2008)
as an experiment, so I did the rough cut on my own, after the first ten days of shooting were over. It was only after I showed it to a couple of people and I was told that this film really stands a chance that I began to think that maybe the film was worth something.