I was one of eleven directors to earn a micro grant from Real Ideas Studio to direct a seven minute documentary film around the theme of the Other. The eleven films were shot over five continents and assembled into a feature-length piece, Other Than, which premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
With a portable café in tow, I approached 100 people in the streets of San Francisco to have coffee and a conversation. Some strangers remained standoffish, and many challenged my intentions. Others passed on fatherly advice. Sometimes we hugged; one woman wept. Ultimately, the project fed my constant curiosity about different kinds of people and provided a safe space for conversations that wouldn't have happened under any other circumstances. It's somewhere between a confessional and a long bathroom line, but with intention, and coffee.