Top Director Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/director The latest Director IAmA's collected from Reddit 90 days with no electricity college student in PR AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6565/90-days-with-no-electricity-college-student-in-pr I grew up extremely poor as a child and my mom was possibly mentally unfit to parent. I often had no home to live in and more often no food to eat. When I was 11, my house caught fire and as far as I understand they believe my mom did it on purpose. Because of this, she wasn’t able to collect the insurance money and we were forced to move back into a burned out shell of a double wide trailer that we put a layer of plywood over where the fire had burned through the exterior walls. I continued to live there until I was about 13, when I had to finally move because she wouldn’t let me live there anymore. At 18, 8 months after 9-11 happened, I joined the Marines and was part of the first invasion force to enter Iraq in 2003. On my second deployment to Iraq, I was shot by an enemy rocket and then my own people (not so friendly fire) while waiting to be evacuated for my injuries. My best friend was beside me and lost part of his jaw and most of his teeth. Another of my close friends was killed by sniper fire that same day on the rooftop of the same building.I received a Purple Heart for being wounded and was then honorably discharged from the Marines in 2006 and spent several years attempting to drink myself to death before having a daughter and deciding to change things for the better. I was playing music in a band and that led me to discover my true passion of recording music. I went to school and right out of school moved to Hollywood to become an audio engineer. Since then I have worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Steven Stills, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, The ChainSmokers, Travis Scott, Pharrell, Timbaland, No ID, Young Chop, JayZ, Ludwig Goransson, Jemaine Clement, Tom Petty, Third Eye Blind, Slayer, Metallica, most of the members of the Mars Volta and ATDI, Ozomatli and so many many more. Most recently I recorded Vic Mensa’s debut album, The Autobiography. I’ve been married 3 times and my current wife is a singer in the British band, Crystal Fighters. Im currently on tour with JayZ and Vic Mensa, recording Vic’s new material on the back of a bus with a studio in it. Last summer I built my own studio on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. I’ve been in riots, gun battles, bar fights, and I ran with the bulls in Pamplona. I’ve been thousands of dollars in debt and flush with so much money I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve struggled with depression and addiction, loneliness, hunger, commitment and fear of abandonment. I’ve lied to people I love and I’ve been wrong more times than I’ve been right. Overall, I feel like your typical, ordinary American dude who keeps Jar Jarring his way into extraordinary situations.

I’m here to answer any questions about my life, the artists I’ve worked with, my military experience or anything else you guys could want to ask but also to promote my wife’s new solo project that I am so very proud of her for completing, so please check out Eleanor K on Spotify and iTunes, follow her on Instagram @eleanorkofficial and watch her music video Youtube-Eleanor K We are on an off day today so I’ll stick around as long as anyone has any questions. Also, follow me on Instagram @greazywil for day by day updates of our dressing room quality and pictures of nerd stuff.

You can find verification on my Instagram @greazywil

Edit: Thanks for the amazing questions everyone. I am going to continue to answer and respond to every one for as long as I can. I know I always get bummed out when I see an AMA thats been over for hours and I'm just seeing it for the first time. For all you veterans out there, I see you. I know you've been dealt a rough hand. No one with a stable life and good upbringing with lots of money needed to join the military. I know how hard it is. Don't give up and don't use your military service as an excuse to not keep working hard. This world will give you nothing for free and you need to keep earning and proving yourself every day. Message me any time for some encouragement and occasional tough love.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewIamA Deputy Warden of the world's most humane prison. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6554/iama-deputy-warden-of-the-worlds-most-humane Hey everyone, comedian Romesh Ranganathan here! I’m doing an AMA to promote my upcoming comedy show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 21. If you don’t yet know me, I’m a former maths teacher from the UK (hence the term 'maths'). I gave up my stable career to spend the rest of my life making jokes about issues close to my heart, and explain why everybody else is wrong about them. My next mission is to become a household name in the great U.S.A.

Here are links to my personal website and Ticketmaster in case you’d like to see me perform LIVE!

Proof: https://twitter.com/RomeshRanga/status/935228113327341568

UPDATE: I'm signing off -- thank you everyone for the questions and the support. If you're in the US, please come to my show at the Greek in Los Angeles, December 21st. Cheers!

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe created Disney's most hated television show AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6487/we-created-disneys-most-hated-television-show-ama Edit: Okay! Thanks r/IAmA for all your questions, it's now time for us to trudge home. Thank you for having us and we loved answering your questions.

Answering your questions today are senior reporters Shona Ghosh and Sam Shead, who have been following Transport for London’s surprise decision last month not to renew Uber’s license to operate in London. Catch up on all of our Uber coverage at uk.businessinsider.com. You can follow Business Insider UK on reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/iaylqcmp6ssz.jpg

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHey, Reddit. I'm Luc Besson, director, screenwriter, and fan of all things scifi. Here’s your chance… AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6470/hey-reddit-im-luc-besson-director-screenwriter Hey, Reddit. I'm Luc Besson, director, screenwriter, and fan of all things scifi. Here’s your chance… AMA!

Proof: https://twitter.com/lucbesson/status/920079577526894592

EDIT: Hey guys, thank you so much for joining. I’m off to shoot ANNA soon, so I’ll be back again with more questions from you I guess. In the meantime, be sure to check out Valerian on Digital HD November 7th (pre-order HERE), and then VOD, Blu Ray, and DVD 11/21. See you in space.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe're the creators of Netflix's "American Vandal" Tony Yacenda, Dan Perrault and Dan Lagana! Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6460/were-the-creators-of-netflixs-american-vandal We created "American Vandal" and are excited to answer all your questions about the show and how it was conceived -- and most importantly --- "who drew the dicks" so ask away

Proof: https://i.redd.it/3v5ed29j59rz.jpg

Hey guys, we have to step out for a second but we'll come back and answer more questions throughout the day.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHey Reddit! This is Marc Bernardin, professional nerd. I write TV shows and comic books - and cohost the Fatman on Batman podcast. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6429/hey-reddit-this-is-marc-bernardin-professional My name is Sean Stratton I am a 24 year old environmental scientist and I am currently running for New Jersey District 18 Assembly as the Green Party candidate. I’m here to talk to you about my political platform and the experience of running as a young adult and third party candidate.

I decided to run for office 5 months ago after a friend’s tap water test came back containing 82 ppb of lead. This led me to research the federal Lead and Copper Rule along with conducting Open Public Record Act requests (for anyone not in New Jersey this is called Freedom of Information) to my hometown and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. What I found was that my hometown was not sampling the correct locations as per the federal regulations and they were not providing the correct notification to residents who had their homes tested. From this I began to look at other towns and found that we have multiple towns and cities here in New Jersey that have breached the federal action level for lead in residential drinking water. 3 examples are Newark, Trenton, and Milltown. This is significant because even during the height of the Flint Michigan crisis, Flint never exceeded federal standards.

This is when I decided I would run for office; I believe that everyone has the right to clean drinking water and in order to provide this we need to drastically rebuild our infrastructure including our water distribution system. I also believe that every worker deserves a livable wage which is why I support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour here in New Jersey. Finally, I believe that all citizens no matter how rich or how poor have the right to healthcare. I support universal healthcare and will push for a New Jersey single payer healthcare system.

Want to get involved? You can check out my Facebook page or Nationbuilder: https://www.facebook.com/Stratton4Assembly/ https://stratton4assembly.nationbuilder.com/

Proof

EDIT: Wow! 7 hours and I definitely got way more questions than anticipated! Was great talking with everyone and I definitely learned a lot! Remember to vote in your state and local elections, they're important!

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI am Nick Antosca, creator and executive producer of the show Channel Zero: No-End House. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6407/i-am-nick-antosca-creator-and-executive-producer Hey Reddit. I’m Nick Antosca, creator and executive producer for SYFY’s Channel Zero: No-End House. This installment is inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale about a bizarre house of horrors, and premieres tomorrow (9/20) at 10/9c on SYFY.

I’m here to answer any and all fan questions - ask me anything.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/ChannelZeroSYFY/status/910181047048032256

4:45pm - I've gotta go to North Hollywood and it's rush hour, so I must wrap this up. Thank you to the /r/IAmA and creepypasta community!

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHi, I'm Scotty from Strange Parts. I make videos about ridiculous technology adventures, including assembling my own iPhone in China and adding a working headphone jack to an iPhone 7. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6363/hi-im-scotty-from-strange-parts-i-make-videos Hi there Redditors - Scotty from Strange Parts here.

You might know me as the guy who assembled his own iPhone 6s from parts bought in the electronics markets in Shenzhen, China: https://youtu.be/leFuF-zoVzA

I just added a working headphone jack to an iPhone 7: https://youtu.be/utfbE3_uAMA

Thanks for all the amazing support - Reddit was super instrumental in getting out the word on both of the videos I've made, and I've really enjoyed all the questions and ideas you've sent my way.

I'm in China at the moment, so timezones suck, but I'll be around for the next few hours answering as many questions as I can about Shenzhen, the electronics markets, iPhones, and whatever else you want to hear about.

Lastly - I'll be doing a youtube live video Q&A today at around 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific. Subscribe to the youtube channel here to get notified when it goes live, and when I post future videos: http://strangeparts.com/subscribe

Proof that I'm me: https://twitter.com/strangepartscom/status/905842010849918976

Edit: I'm going to take a break to do some live Q&A on youtube: http://youtube.com/strangeparts. But I'll be back here after to answer more questions.

Edit 2: I'm back! Thanks to everyone that tuned in for the youtube Q&A - sorry it was a bit rough getting going. The internet in China is challenging at times. It's pretty late here (5am), but I'll try and answer a few more questions before I crash for the night.

Edit 3: Thanks for all the questions everyone - I'm going to have to crash for a couple hours, but will try and check in and answer more questions in the morning. Good night from Shenzhen!

Edit 4: I'm back - I'll be popping in and out and answering questions as I take care of a few other things. So if you have any more burning questions, fire away.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI'm Jason Liles, Ryuk from Netflix's Death Note movie. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6368/im-jason-liles-ryuk-from-netflixs-death-note Hi Reddit! I am Natalia Segermeister, a DC immigration lawyer at The Visa Firm. As an attorney who advises on U.S. immigration law and deportation issues, I am disappointed with Trump’s decision to end DACA, an executive order issued by former President Obama. For more information, please read my blog posts here.

Here are my proof and my website if you would like more information.

Twitter

Disclaimer: This post is not for legal advice nor does it create an attorney/client relationship. This post is not about retaining clients but is about providing information regarding the DACA and immigration law.

Thank you for all of your questions. It is now noon and I must eat and get to some legal work. I will probably check in some time this evening to answer a few more questions. I hope this has been of use to the Reddit community.

*Edited the "Dreamer's Act" line because this was not something that was typed by me and is not correct. I apologize for not catching this sooner. Credit to MinuteMinutiae for bringing it to my attention.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewIamA guy who's making a SCI-FI film in his garage for the last three years AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6366/iama-guy-whos-making-a-scifi-film-in-his-garage Yo guys.. I'm Luka from Croatia.. Me and a couple of friends are making a short Blade Runner inspired film in our garage called Slice of Life. We are using only miniatures because that's much cooler than CGI, and here's how it looks in the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcDJCZrwkLw

We are also at the end of your Kickstarter campaign so you can check that out too: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sliceoflifefilm/slice-of-life-original-short-film-homage-to-blade?ref=5she70

Feel free to AMA about the project! Also, this is what I'm listening too right now. It's pretty good if you like rock. Mean solos going on here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv8_nSdnyuk&t

My Proof: https://imgur.com/cWdJazg

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewIAmA newly freelance filmmaker from the UK. Attached is a link to my first short documentary on the highest welfare dairy farm in the world. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6351/iama-newly-freelance-filmmaker-from-the-uk My short bio: Hi Reddit! I'm Marc Ruskin. I am a former FBI Special Agent, and I spent 20 years in Undercover Operations. I've juggled a dozen different aliases and have been awarded five commendations from the Director of the FBI. I've worked at US Embassies in Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Asuncion, the latter where I was given a Letter of Recognition from the Minister of the Interior for the rescue of a kidnapped former Miss Paraguay (Mariangela Martinez).

Since retiring, I've divided my time between a law practice in New York and extended sojourns in Liaoning Province, China where I've been studying Mandarin. My new book, The Pretender: My Life Undercover in the FBI, is now on sale.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/smz3f

Thanks to All of You For Stopping By.

** Had a Great Time! **

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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessI Am Dr. Michael Larson, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Sleep Expert, Mechanical Engineer, and I Had A Patent Case Go To The Supreme Court. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6348/i-am-dr-michael-larson-inventor-entrepreneur My short bio: Hi Reddit! I'm Marc Ruskin. I am a former FBI Special Agent, and I spent 20 years in Undercover Operations. I've juggled a dozen different aliases and have been awarded five commendations from the Director of the FBI. I've worked at US Embassies in Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Asuncion, the latter where I was given a Letter of Recognition from the Minister of the Interior for the rescue of a kidnapped former Miss Paraguay (Mariangela Martinez).

Since retiring, I've divided my time between a law practice in New York and extended sojourns in Liaoning Province, China where I've been studying Mandarin. My new book, The Pretender: My Life Undercover in the FBI, is now on sale.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/smz3f

Thanks to All of You For Stopping By.

** Had a Great Time! **

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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthI am a 33 year old woman who just had brain surgery. I'm only 6 days post op. I had an acoustic neuroma removed, which is a benign tumour of the nerves of the inner ear, but this expanded and was pushing my brain out the way. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6323/i-am-a-33-year-old-woman-who-just-had-brain My 5 Questions:

  1. What do things look like now?
  2. How long did you look at it?
  3. Do your eyes look different now?
  4. Did it hurt?
  5. Do you regret doing it?

Public Contact Information: If Applicable

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI am Scot Armstrong, writer of Old School, Hangover 2, and Road Trip. Season 2 of my show Dice premiers this Sunday on Showtime, so AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6313/i-am-scot-armstrong-writer-of-old-school-hangover The Associated Press is launching Future of Work, a series of stories exploring how technology and global pressures are transforming workplaces across the U.S. and around the world. The first installments went out this week and focus on workers’ relationships with robots, and how automation is changing the availability and nature of employment in manufacturing.

There’s a paradox in how we think of modern American manufacturing jobs.

While it’s true that many of these jobs have gone overseas, U.S. manufacturers have actually added nearly a million jobs in the past seven years, and federal statistics show nearly 390,000 such jobs are unfilled.

But this isn’t the kind of assembly-line work your parents and grandparents did. More and more factory jobs now demand education, technical know-how or specialized skills to run robots. Many of the workers laid off from low-tech factories lack such qualifications, and training opportunities are limited, particularly for older workers. Japan is way ahead of the U.S. in introducing robots to the workplace, but it hasn’t resulted in some of the job reductions observed in other nations. It has also not created the surge in higher-skilled employment. So, it turns out, there are plenty of manufacturing jobs. There just aren’t enough of the right kind of workers to fill them.

Here’s your chance to talk about this with some of the Associated Press journalists who reported these stories in text, photos, video and graphics across three continents. We are writer Dan Sewell and photographer John Minchillo in Cincinnati: business writer Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo: economics editor Fred Monyak in Washington: and enterprise editor Jeff McMillan in Philadelphia. Ask us anything!

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This AMA is now closed. Thanks to everyone who offered questions!

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHello Reddit! I am Andre Dupuis, co-creator, director, and cinematographer of the travel shows Departures and Descending. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6301/hello-reddit-i-am-andre-dupuis-cocreator-director Hello Reddit! I am Andre Dupuis, co-creator, director, and cinematographer of the travel shows Departures and Descending. I just finished my latest 6-part series Over the Horizon (My Pacific Quest) now airing on National Geographic and Outside TV. I trained for several years, along with host and adventurer Ellis Emmett, in order to learn how to sail a 56' yacht offshore into the Pacific Ocean. Our mission was to document our adventure exploring some of the most remote islands on Earth. This has been a passion project four years in the making. Ask me anything!

UPDATE: THANK YOU Thanks everyone for the amazing questions and most of all for the incredible support over the years. This was lots of fun! I hope you all get a chance to see Over the Horizon / My Pacific Quest soon. Now get out there and explore this amazing world of ours! -Andre

PROOF: http://imgur.com/a/pJcBa

TRAILER: https://fpdl.vimeocdn.com/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/840/9/229202082/808169500.mp4?token=1502756199-0xab74de0526ef11e86e6a5404bd1a87850329d579

https://departuresstore.com

https://www.facebook.com/DescendingTV/

Follow me here:

https://www.instagram.com/andre_dupuis

https://twitter.com/_andredupuis

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT