Al was someone that I could always depend on for advice about producing for television and films. He was always interested in what I had going. He always asked me questions about my film projects, if it made money, do I intend to distribute them. Stuff like that. Though I am a small and struggling local filmmaker, he still treated me as I was an important person and cared about what my dream and career goals were. You can’t teach persistence and passion in film school or any other institution. It comes from within. Just go out there and make it happen. That’s what I’ve always learned from that man. Al left behind a legacy that inspires me. He was a humorous guy. I will always look at him as a mentor. God Bless you and thank you for being an influence in my life.
Jeff Katts, Filmmaker