In 2012, I finally got my break in film making working with an excellent group of film makers here in Boise, Idaho. I initially started as a production assistant dealing with sound and lighting, but after one day of shooting the director realized he needed an AD. After going to dinner with our lead actor (who himself had been an AD), I mentioned I was interested in being an AD and he later recommended me due to my previous managerial experience and I got the gig. I love being and AD! The responsibility that comes with making sure the set is functioning correctly so the director can focus on what they need to do, in addition to working with a variety of people is challenging.