My first love in film is acting. I appreciate the excercise of trying to understand someone who might be totally different from me and thus understand myself a little better. There is an excitement that comes with acting that I don't find anywhere else. It's also scary at times which is one of the things I most enjoy about it.
My pursuit of acting helped make me a producer. The ability to connect people and see the bigger picture or story that is playing out has proven to be a helpful tool. My first film credit as a producer came from just helping friends make a feature happen. Along the way they said "we need to give you a producer credit" and suddenly a door I hadn't really considered was opened to me.