The Berkshire International Film Festival is celebrating its 16th birthday this year, and to do that, we’d like to honor some of our new filmmakers. For our Filmmaker Four article series, we sent some of our BIFF first-timers the same set of four questions—the answers, of course, are delightfully different.
His film, A Crack In The Mountain, is part of BIFF 2022.
What was your first experience on a film set?
I worked as a runner on the set of “Love Actually” back in 2002. 5am call times, 14 hours days mostly fetching coffee for people. I loved it!
What was the first film you directed/wrote?
A wrote and directed a short film called “Gigantic Youth” in 2000 which enjoyed some success at various film festivals.
Who is your favorite filmmaker?
Hard to narrow it down to one, but if you were to twist my arm I would probably say, David Simon. Yes, I know…more TV than film. But his ability to interweave personal and social-political narratives is unparalleled.
What are you working on that no one knows about?
Don’t tell anyone but I’m currently doing initial research for a narrative feature about a Sushi chef. I suspect it won’t see the light of day for many years but if it does, you heard it here first!