Movie director of surreal individual films want Donnie Darko and Southland Stories. He earned a scholarship towards the College or university of Southern California to review in the USC College of Cinema-Television and graduated in 1997. His feature-length debut Donnie Darko was rated #2 on Empire magazine’s set of the 50 biggest independent films ever. His father worked well for NASA for the Mars Viking Lander system. His 2006 film Southland Stories starred Dwayne Johnson as Boxer Santaros.