“In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the *new*. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.” – Anton Ego
I was recently interviewed by film critic and indie film blogger, Craig Koban. He was more than kind to me in the article, and I’m humbled by it. My thanks to Craig for his friendship and defense of the new.
In the piece, I talk about my background, growing up in South Africa, surfing, recent film projects, and the future.
If you’d like to read the full article, you can see it here: