When I moved to Los Angeles in 2007, I didn’t know I wanted to be a director. I thought I just wanted to produce. Like everyone else who moves to L.A. to pursue their dream, I figured that said dream would involve getting a job as a production assistant and going from there. I was fortunate enough to land just that job; later, I became a producer’s assistant for my mentor John J. Kelly (Warrior). It was during this time that I discovered I wanted to direct, write and produce. I wrote the contemporary mafia drama/thriller Suspicion and approached financiers with an interest in independent film. Once financing was secure, I approached available colleagues, and we set out to make my first feature film.