My most cherished responsibility as a bona fide indie filmmaker is to let everyone know the shot is alwaysworth taking. It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential return is immeasurable.
My life will always boil down to two eras: B.C. and A.D. B.C. stands for, of course, Before Clerks -- when I was just a fat guy, not The Fat Guy Who Made CLERKS. A.D. marks After Dante -- the existence I've led since Miramax bought my first flick back in 1994.