What is your name, company name, and URL?
Kenneth Lui. Mental Pictures (Website).
What is your specialty: filmmaking or screenwriting? If filmmaking, which aspects?
My specialty is directing and editing.
What are you currently working on?
I'm finishing up my first feature film. It's a mockumentary about assassins. Like Spinal Tap only with hitmen.
Who do you consider your mentor and why?
I consider James Cameron a mentor. He inspired me as a child when I first saw The Terminator which he wrote, directed and designed. I was excited by the idea that there was a job that let you write, design, and shoot your own films.
Why do you think the horror/sci-fi genres have such a large following?
We all have fears and fantasies and I think the horror/scfi genre is perfect for exploring the "what if" in the existential endeavor we call human existence.
What do you love most about this business?
Coming together with fellow artists to create new worlds.
What do you dislike most about this business?
Posers who don't have respect for the craft.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Finishing my feature project.
Any advice you'd like to give to newbies?
Do your homework and endeavor to create something no one has seen before.
Anything else you'd like to say?
Be kind to yourself and others.