I'm Tony. Film is my passion. I'm a social butterfly who typically flutters around music venues, sunny parks, crusty dive-bars, movie theaters, and anywhere I can engage in some stimulating conversion. I grew up in a small, shitty, redneck town in socal (to give you an idea, in a town of 50,000, we had two Super Wal-marts) but I moved to The City about 4 years ago for school and to experience what seemed to be the antithesis of my dilapidated bubble. I'd say it was a pretty good choice. I'm aspiring to work in the film industry as a producer. But right now, I'm a full time student. We'll probably get along.
Movies: Stanley Kubrick, Danny Boyle, Darren Arronofsky, Tarantino, Jean Godard, Park Jan-Woo, David Lynch, Michel Gondry, Charlie Kaufman, Orsen Welles, Lars Von Trier, Terrance Malick... to name a few of my favorite directors.
If I were to give you a top 5 in no particular order, it would have to be: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Big Lebowski, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Citizen Kane, Boogie Nights.
Music: Eclectic is an understatement. A lot of metal - the sludgy, doomy, heavy kind. A lot of electronic music too - the hip-hopy, beatsy, bassy, experimental, and the occasional dancey kind. And a good bit of Hip-hop too. The Mars Volta is my all-time favorite band.
Currently on rotation: Death Grips, Shlohmo, Groundislava, Darkside, Sleep, ODESZA, Nosaj Thing, Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Disclosure, Deafheaven, James Blake, TNGHT.
- That final adjustment to attain 100% comfort just as the lights dim in a movie theater.
- Starting the first shot on a film production.
-Watching the steam emanate from that succulent, impeccably tin-foil wrapped El Farolito super burrito with Al-pastor. Is it hot in here or is it just me?
- The internet and all of it's beautiful torrenting sites.
- Mama's first big hug on the holiday visits back home.
If it's a late night at work than I'll be dropping the needle on some vinyl and sparking up a joint with the roommates.