My films have different styles. There are technical aspects that unify them, such as shooting on 16mm, working with a small team, playing documentary strategies off of Hollywood references, ‘guerrilla' filming tactics off of underground film references. In terms of content, most of them relate interpersonal relationships (friendship, filial relationships) with post-global politics, anthropology, art history, technology, and ecology.
I would say the directors who have most influenced my work are Pasolini, Lubitsch and the film studio Pixar. Lubitsch and Pasolini are both filmmakers with populist beliefs, who found themselves in a peculiar part of several leftist movements, and who dedicated much of their career to inverting stereotypes (in Pasolini’s work real life pimps and prostitutes are soundtracked by Bach’s holiest music, and filmed as if they were saints; in Lubitsch’s films bumbling actors take down Hitler or a notorious thief realises the best transgression is to get married to an haute-bourgeois perfume company heiress). Another film that really influenced me is Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels. Along with Lubitsch and Pasolini’s films, this film posits that comedy is sometimes the most politically effective genre.