Books: I'm a big fan of Russian literature by the likes of
Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, and Tolstoy. Freakonomics. Dawkins. Dystopian
novels a la Huxley, Orwell, Wells, Matheson, Vonnegut, and PD
James. Chuck Palahniuk. Goodkind. I have a personal life goal of
reading The Count of Monte Cristo in its native French one day. A
Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones) by George R.R.
Martin. The Ender's Game series & Harry Potter were my go-to
books as a kid. Calvin & Hobbes still resides on my bookshelf.
I also read a lot of industry related books and publications.
Music: Oh man... I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. I run the
gamut from Mozart to Zeppelin to Showtek. I have about ~25 hours of
"epic" music in a playlist. I've been known to (annoyingly) whistle
Sinatra non-stop on set. I recently shot with Milo Green, Two Door
Cinema Club, and Alt-J so they're currently my flavors of the week.
I usually listen to The XX when I'm color grading or editing. So I
would definitely say I'm all over the board with my musical
This is a great way to spend 12 minutes:
Food: You'd be very hard pressed to find a food that I don't like.
I'll eat and enjoy just about everything. But for now, I'll just
say bacon and funfetti cake milk shakes from the counter
So I originally had giant lists for the Film & TV sections...
then I realized that it took up 2/3rds of my page and I probably
should just keep it simple by saying A LOT. To keep it simple,
let's just say Game of Thrones & Cosmos. I promise, I still
make it out of the apartment and manage to have a life but I'm
really in love with visual storytelling and watching tv/film
essentially qualifies as "research" for me.