Q: When did you know you wanted to make a film?
A: I wrote my first film around 1998. It was called The Last Parole Officer. I kind of knew I had something because a friend wanted to buy it off of me.
Q: You were once in the music industry. What skills do you think you’ve brought with you to the film industry?
A: My father was a drummer; I’m a drummer, my brother is a drummer but he lost it a little bit. Listening to records comes to me naturally. Some producers can’t even dance so how are they going to tell you it’s a hot record? I bring rhythm and I can tell you whether it’s going to be a hit in the hood or around the world. My brain is wired differently than seven people put together. When I hear a person talk, I can see 30-40 different characters in front of me as the person is speaking.