Station Film director Mark Gilbert on John Oliver tirades, quality television, and challenging the status quo.

What’s the best ad campaign you’ve seen recently?

I’m particularly fond of the We’re The Superhumans ad for the Rio 2016 Paralympics. It was very clever yet it still managed to pull at the heartstrings.


What website(s) do you use most regularly and why?

I use the New York Times as my homepage. It’s a great place to start out the day. But I suppose I’m usually on YouTube watching some sort of Jimmy Fallon skit or laughing along with one of John Oliver’s insightful rants.


What’s the most recent piece of tech that you’ve bought and why?

Tesla. It’ll go down in history as the one single piece of technology that will change how we will relate to transportation. I love the idea that we can step away from fossil fuels and start to be more self reliant as a society.

I think when the Model 3 comes out we will see a massive shift from gas to electric. I’m looking forward to the day when we are all driving electric and combustion engines are just a novelty item that are just rolled out for the classic car shows.


Where were you when inspiration last struck?

On the beach in Portugal with my son splashing around in the surf, thinking how painfully beautiful life can be.


Tell us one thing about yourself that most people won’t know.

I’m a little on the short side for a tall person…kind of an optical illusion.


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