Hassan El-Amin was an odd kid. Typi- cally, Black kids from Detroit don’t grow up loving Kubrick and Kurosawa. He blames his odd parents for expos- ing him to arthouse cinema at a young age. He graduated from Howard Uni- versity’s film school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becom- ing a Director. He currently works as an Emmy Award winning Television Editor for the entertainment news show Extra.