1. Who are you and what is your profession?
My name is Jesse Ciulla and I am a Boston based cinematographer and editor.
2. Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
Well, I've lived in the Boston area my entire life: Revere Massachusetts for 22 years and Allston Massachusetts for 2 years. I've had a pretty average upbringing and an above average mother who has supported me in whatever decisions I've made in my 24 years.
3. What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Skateboarding. Skateboarding is the only reason why I ever decided to pick up a camera. It started with just going around filming my friends skating and eventually that drew my attention to other aspects of filmmaking which interested me. I eventually pursued that interest in college and, now, here I am.
4. Who or what do you most admire?
I admire anybody who does something that they enjoy for a living ESPECIALLY in the creative world. If you can make a living doing something that you like and it's creative, then I am most likely going to admire you.
5. What do you love about Boston?
The fact that you can get from one end of the city to the other within probably an hour on public transportation is pretty great. That and Boston in the fall is pretty hard to beat weather-wise. Downtown Boston on a 50 degree day in October is ideal.
6. What do you fear most for Boston?
That's a tough one. I don't have many concerns for Boston, it's adapted to the times pretty well thus far. I guess if anything, the size of the city could be a concern. The fact that Boston is a lot smaller than many other major cities could contribute to the city being overlooked.
7. What do you hope for Boston in the next 20 years?
Hopefully in the next 20 years Boston can continue to support and grow all of the small communities and cultures that make Boston the great little city that it is.