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Kam Williams | 11/14/2012, 8:53 a.m.

What is the best advice you can give to aspiring filmmakers?

Yeah, I think the best advice is to get a video camera and just start making movies, little movies, YouTube videos and write. We’re in desperate need of good screenplays.

Do you feel any pressure to measure up to your body of work every time you make a movie?

I really can’t worry about that sort of thing. All I can do is just keep doing what I’ve been doing, which is to do movies I’m attracted to. If the screenplay is an interesting story, just go for it.

What film most inspired you to become a director?

“Bonnie and Clyde.” I saw it when I was in high school. I was being moved emotionally, and I thought, “Well, this is pretty powerful stuff.” And I wanted to find out more about what it was a director actually did. That sort of put me on the path.

What was the last book you read?

A little book by Christopher Hitchens called “Mortality.” It’s a collection of all the essays he wrote during his struggle with cancer.

What excites you?

Getting ahold of a really good screenplay.

What was the best business decision you ever made, and what was the worst?

My best business decision was to get all my money out of the stock market. My worst? I honestly don’t know how to answer that one. I don’t think I’ve made a bad one yet, other than something small. I’ve been pretty fortunate in that regard.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

My father.

What key quality do you believe all successful people share?

A need to express themselves creatively.

How do you want to be remembered?

As a good father.