I'll probably never be a household name.1 And some nights, when it's just me and a Troma mug filled with coffee dregs and Vodka, alone in Long Island City, I tell myself that I'm okay with that. Then I listen to our neighbors in the apartment building next door scream about a stolen bicycle for 45 minutes, and I wonder why the hell we moved our offices to Long Island City. But c'est Ia vie, and a decent life it is. I've been able to direct movies for 40 years, and somehow stay off the streets while doing it.
If there is one piece of advice that you take away from this book, maybe it should be this:
Don't be me.
There was a guy who volunteered in medical research studies to raise money to make his first film. He ended ...