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Born: 1970-08-02
Profession: Director
Nation: American
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Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up.

Tags: Dead, Film, Indie

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works.

Tags: Model, Whether, Works

It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won.

Tags: Talk, True, Yourself

It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you.

Tags: Anyone, Marry, Silly

It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie.

Tags: Everyone, Movie, Step

Oh, I'm online all the time now. I'm not an outdoorsy type.

Tags: Oh, Online, Time

Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that.

Tags: Movies, Put, Reason

People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low.

Tags: High, Keep, Put

People wanted more advice. So I finally thought I could totally put this advice into a book.

Tags: Advice, Book, Thought

So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop, man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it.

Tags: Movies, Suspect, Watch

The first few films I made didn't look good at all, and I wasn't trying to make them look good. People dig 'em because they like the content.

Tags: Few, Good, Trying

The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.

Tags: Cannot, Older, Win

When you're a filmmaker you're part of a very expensive art form.

Tags: Art, Expensive, Filmmaker

When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express.

Tags: Artist, Trying

You know, comics and movies, even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie, we can't all be Joss Whedon.

Tags: Movie, Movies, Turn

There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.

Tags: Failing, Failure, Said

And the podcasting - I swear to you - on its worst day, the podcasts are better than our best films. Because they're more imaginative, and there's no artifice, and it's far more real.

Tags: Best, Far, Real

From now on, any flick I'm ever involved with, I conduct critics screenings thusly: 'You wanna see it early to review it? Fine: pay like you would if you saw it next week.'

Tags: Next, Pay, Week

I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.

Tags: Born, State, Within

I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.

Tags: Home, Time, Writing

I think: 'Wouldn't it be great to work with Bill Murray?' And then I'm like, 'You know what, just appreciate Bill Murray from afar, don't find out that maybe he's not the dude you want to work with.'

Tags: Great, Maybe, Work

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. In fact, maybe that's really it. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing.

Tags: Bad, Feeling, Life

In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all.

Tags: Bad, Movies, Sense

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works. For years, Nielsen has been based on sampling. It's not like an electronic bullet that hits your house that tells the people at networks at all times what you're watching.

Tags: House, Times, Whether

It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.

Tags: Movies, Talk, True

The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.

Tags: Life, Society, Writing
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The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.

Tags: Culture, Death, Everyone

You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.

Tags: Movie, Next, Work

Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.

Tags: Goal, Life, Yourself

I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years.

Tags: Brother, Gay, Pretty

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

Tags: Pray, Questions, Time

I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.'

Tags: Everyday, Philosophy, Wanted

Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story, it just takes experience.

Tags: Experience, Talent, Tell

Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks.

Tags: Religion, Whether, Work

And George Carlin was a guy that the more he aged the younger he seemed.

Tags: Aged, Guy, Younger

I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.

Tags: Fun, Love, Movies

I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest.

Tags: Far, Honest, Thin

I'd see movies, comedies, and I loved 'Animal House', I loved all the John Hughes stuff, but I never saw me and my friends totally represented.

Tags: Friends, Loved, Movies

I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.

Tags: Fun, Society, Try

Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out.

Tags: Acting, Life, Writing

All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what's there.

Tags: Changes, Success

Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.

Tags: Book, Guide

Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat.

Tags: Chicks, Dudes, Threat

Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20.

Tags: Creepy, Honestly, Wake

I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.

Tags: Film, Wanted, Win

I liked hockey, and I still like hockey.

Tags: Hockey, Liked

I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.

Tags: Birthday, Hope, Moment

I say what other people won't.

Tags: Won

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Real

If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995.

Tags: Career, Ended, Internet

If you grow up fat, you have to try harder.

Tags: Fat, Grow, Try

If you're lucky, you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker.

Tags: Fan, Lucky, Movie

In Hollywood you just fail upwards.

Tags: Fail, Hollywood, Upwards