This is a cross post that also appears on my blog at theillusionists.org.
February 2nd holds a special significance for me: it was on this day, exactly 9 years ago, that I resolved to become a filmmaker. In the evening of 02.02.02, sitting on my tiny, sarcophagus-like childhood bed, I watched in awe Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic.” And all the question marks about my future suddenly evaporated. For the first time in my life, I knew with certainty what I wanted to do: to become a filmmaker. Looking back now, I’m amazed it took me so long (some 22 years) to realize something that had been so obvious all along. My passion for photography, writing, and graphic design, along with my geekiness, activist tendencies and my insatiable curiosity found the perfect match in filmmaking.