How did it all start, and how did you get to where you are today?
We started working together straight out of college. We moved to the Dominican Republic for a year to direct Ballplayer: Pelotero. We’ve been working together ever since.
When did you join Process?
We joined up with Process last September.
Can you share how you came up with the direction you took when creating the No Brown M&Ms videos?
We wanted to direct something fun, and short that was really sharable. We’ve been fascinated with band riders for a while and when we stumbled upon The Smoking Gun’s exhaustive collection of documents, we jumped right in.
If you could pick any celebrity, which one would you want to do your next No Brown M&Ms video on?
I’d like to know Barack and Michelle’s backstage demands.
Are there any plans in the future for more No Brown M&Ms videos?
We’re hoping to expand the concept into an ongoing series.
If someone were to create a No Brown M&Ms video about you, what would be on your rider?
Buffalo Wings, Omakase style sushi, Pastrami from Katz’s and lots of types of whiskey.
Which projects that you’ve directed are you most proud of?
Directing our debut film Ballplayer: Pelotero was a once in a lifetime experience. We are incredibly proud of the film and our hearts grow three sizes every time someone tells us they don’t like baseball but love our movie.
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced directing, editing and producing commercial spots and films? How do you overcome them?
We’ve got a pretty unique working relationship as a directing trio. We all know our personal strengths and weaknesses and trust each other explicitly.
Do you have a preference for what you like to direct? More films or commercials, or are they too different to pick one over the other?
We love directing feature films and biting off more than we can chew. But sometimes it is really refreshing to take on something more manageable like a commercial or short film.
What is the biggest and most important thing you’ve learned throughout your career so far?
Shoot first. Ask questions later.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Go make a movie. You’ll figure out how along the way.
If you could work with anyone on a project, who would it be and what would you do?
We particularly admire the tenacity and obsessiveness of Errol Morris and Werner Herzog. We’d drop everything in a heartbeat to work with them.
Tell us something about yourself that not many people know?
We are ridiculously competitive with each other, but exclusively in the realms of bowling, darts, and ping-pong.
Who or what have had the biggest influences on your work?
Hoop Dreams pretty much single handedly made the three of us drop everything and move to another country to make a movie.
We’re working on a series of short films for Adidas and ESPN, and wrapping up production on our next film The Miguel Sano Story.
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