I would like to thank everyone for showing up: friends and family, cast and crew, representatives from Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and my past professors from the University of California. It’s easy sometimes to forget that audiences devote precious minutes of their lives that could be spent doing something else, to sit and watch our work.
If in that time, I can take you to a place where the world you live, the world you dream, and the world you’ve never seen all somehow fuse into a world that gives you a better understanding of the human condition, I think I have succeeded in pushing media to its greatest potential. That is what I challenge myself to do when I create and what audiences like all of you inspire through your support.
The remarks were given during the premiere of Running Under The Sun at Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.