How many would you say are making money with it?
Well, there’s a very nice list of filmmakers that have made money with it, but I have to say I don’t watch any of them.
This one I’m curious about. I understand there are a lot of people who don’t care what they make. Why is it that you, like many other people, still make a living with it? What are the reasons behind this, and how is it you still are making a living with it?
For me it all has to do with this. I remember when I realized what I was doing wasn’t working. It was very surreal. I got the idea one day on my cellphone: “When you have a million dollars, how many hours do you work a day, every day of the year?” That’s what I decided to do. If I worked 9 to 5, I would have to work 10 times as hard. If I worked at my normal job, I would be working 12 hours a day. So I was like, “Oh shit, I don’t have time.” I said, “When the money is there, don’t do a shitty job. If you do a crappy job, you have nothing.” So this was like three or four years ago. I went down to the grocery store and bought a bag of cereal and a sandwich. I thought about doing that and going home and eating it like a kid, but then it dawned on me: I don’t eat cereal every day. I don’t eat a fucking sandwich. So I did the grocery shopping at 3 in the morning and went to bed at 8. But what if I could make it so I can do it at midnight or 9 in the morning? That is something I’m just working on now. I don’t make much of a profit with any of this stuff that I’m doing, other than this one. And the reason I’m not making alot is because I want to be on a movie. I want to be the guy in the corner, making money, because I can do this stuff.
Do you still have any regrets?
No, there’s nothing I regret. I don’t regret anything ever. I have no regrets about that, to be honest with you. It was the worst decision of my life. I knew when I was done, we were going back to my normal life and I’m still the man in that corner, doing my jobs and trying to make my movie dream