As a local, is there any extra significance playing the NBFF?
This festival was wonderful for me. I grew up in Huntington Beach and went to undergrad and business school at Chapman University in Orange. NBFF was a chance to expand my local film contacts and meet up-and-coming OC filmmakers. I have very supportive loved ones who weren’t able to make it to the LA screenings (or other festival screening around the world), so this was a great opportunity to finally have a fun hometown screening. The festival has grown and evolved so much since I first attended in 2000.
What's next for the film, if anything?
We are screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, which starts the day NBFF ends. Our screening is on May 4th.
What's your next project?
I’m working on several projects. Right now, we’re in post-production for a Stephen King adaptation called "Gray Matter." I’m currently finishing up production on a doc that explores the consumer behavior of stay-at-home and single fathers. And, I’m in pre-production and development on a few more projects.