When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.
Ever director has at least 10 bad films in them.
A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not moviemaking, then creativity in general.
Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology.
Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic.
Don't look at all at what other people are doing. Think of what you're doing as completely fresh because if you imitate you're dead.
Hollywood wants to own everything. I don't want to own anything. I don't want people just to make content, I want to empower and teach them to create content they own that they can exploit in any medium.
People don't live in Austin to work, they work to live there.
People talk about immigration, but they won't talk about the corruption that actually exists between Mexico and the U.S.
Your mind just goes to the craziest idea to lure people into the theater, and then you write your script around those elements.
The only thing I ever wanted to do is never have to work a day in my life.
What could make my life better? Oh, if I could only find that magic bottle that lets you never have to sleep. I have so much stuff I wanna do, but... That six or seven hours you have to be in bed with your eyes closed. What a waste!
When you go off in the world and make your life, and you come back to your home town, and you find your old high-school friends driving in the same circles, doing the same things, that's what Hollywood's like. It's a little block, little town. It doesn't really grow or change.
If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, 'My actor has to get this amount of money', and it becomes about deals.
Low budgets force you to be more creative. Sometimes, with too much money, time and equipment, you can over-think. My way, you can use your gut instinct.