I honestly don't know why I write stories or make movies, but I always have. When I was a very small child, I vented these urges by telling my friends wild stories about dump trucks full of candy being delivered from my grandmother, or far away islands at the bottom of the world that I visited with my dad.
It wasn't long before I realized that this was called lying, and the other kids did not like my stories. Eventually, I started quietly writing my lies down. It was more of a lonely process, but I have been doing it ever since.
I discovered at an early age that friends were eager to get back involved in my mad little tales if I pointed a video camera at them. They would say whatever I wanted and do whatever I said. I could even put them in great danger, cause them to grow angry at one another, or watch them fall in love.
As an adult, what started with childhood lying has manifested itself into writing and filmmaking. I use basically the same process, it comes from the same desire and ends up as a story for people to see and hear.