After his 2006 CalArts graduate thesis film "Analog Days" played festivals, Ott "wasted two years meeting with producer types who are never really going to make a movie," he recalls.
Someone To Watch
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He'd been in Los Angeles a year and was working as an assistant to Warren Beatty when Alvarez gave notice, knowing he wanted to focus on trying to get a film made independently.
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