If you're going to hang out with someone before 10AM on a Sunday, it helps when they are as pleasant and kind as Matt Burek. I have never been the kind of person to wake up long before I needed to be somewhere. Instead, I leap out of bed and pull myself together within minutes of rushing out the door and to the bus stop. This is why weekend interviews for the AP Collection are scheduled early in the day. It gets me up and working on my "days off" and chatting with Matt about creative topics, including why Titanic is his favorite movie, gets me in a good head space.
Matt left Pittsburgh a few years ago and moved to Los Angeles after getting a lead on a job. With only $200 to his name he crashed with a friend while starting a production job as a compositor. It just so happens that he got to work on the 3D re-release of his favorite film, and his career in Hollywood was born. Now spending some time back in Pittsburgh, Matt shares his tale and what the future holds for him. We discuss the film industry both in Los Angeles and in the 'Burgh, the cost of putting together a film, and why being a snob about coffee is ridiculous.