I was really bright as a kid and tested well and it was clear that I was going to get scholarships to any schools I wanted. My dad always said I could be an engineer at that time it was the elite of society: steady job working in science which was then the answer to every problem we had. It was kind of a mandate. Kind of a dream he had for me.
That's the most important thing to me - that if I'm gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months then it's very important for me to know that I'm working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we're going for something together.