Harry Potter

Interview With David Pinkus - Assistant Director on Prince of Persia

Hello all,

I thought I would tell you about my interview with
David Pinkus

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Now David itz payback time for making them spend hours pointing guns at Nicolas Cage....

David Pinkus has been an assistant-director in a lot of great movies. For David directing was a second career. At the beginning of his life he specialized in trading sugar cane. But eventually it came to him being out of work and needing a job to support his family. So his friend got him a job driving Danielle Radcliffe from set to set. Eventually he worked his way up in the film hierarchy and his last job was being the assistant director of The Prince of Persia!

‘Many people laugh when I tell them that I never went to film school.”
-- He said after I asked him about his schooling.

‘My son really wants to be like me when he gets older, but I don’t approve,
In this type of job you never know when or what your next job will be and its hard to support
your family.’-- David Pinkus

David has helped in the making of many movies here are some you might know of.

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  • Here are movies David worked on where he was... not credited o.e

The Dark Knight (2008) (daily crowd production assistant) The Da Vinci Code (2006) (daily crowd production assistant) (uncredited)
V for Vendetta (2005) (daily crowd production assistant)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (set assistant)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) (set production assistant: dailies) Shaun of the Dead (2004) (production assistant) (uncredited)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) (production assistant) (uncredited)

‘You have to just keep on making friends in high places
to get you up the filming hierarchy.’-- David Pinkus

After I met David I felt so much more inspired because he taught me credentials aren’t as important as the mind.
We had a long talk and I feel proud to have talked to him!

Keep going David!