ES: Who are your artistic influences?
R: My influences come from certain film structure and techniques used by various progressive film makers, to see how they amazingly mesh audio visual components into a single seamless piece of art.
ES: What have you learnt from filmmakers who have come before you?
R: Just to get out there and start shooting. Once you are doing, it becomes easier.
ES: What do you hope to achieve each time you set out to make a film?
R: We hope to make people more critical about issues that affect our everyday lives. It can be something simple, but in a moment complex, once you penetrate the surface.
ES: What motivates you to keep working when things become difficult and challenging?
R: The team of people you work with all motivate each other. Positive people motivate me.
ES: If there’s one boundary or misconception you could knock down about filmmaking or being a filmmaker, what would it be?
R: Anyone can do it. There are so many stories to be told, go out there and make them.