I am the manager of Robert Pattinson. I have been working with him for two years now and I feel like I can safely say that he is one of the most interesting people I have ever met in my whole life. He is extremely talented and he is also very passionate about what he does. I can always rely on his opinion on everything. Sometimes he is very funny and smart, and sometimes he just wants to have some fun. But regardless of what he is like, you can always be sure that he will have his own opinion on everything and that he will never agree with you just to get along. He is extremely stubborn, which is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I love that about him; it makes for extremely compelling screenplays! On the other hand, it can make collaborating with him very, very difficult. But I think that his stubbornness is what makes him so interesting, and maybe even a little bit awesome. You might think that being his manager would make me envious, but the truth is it makes me even more proud to be his manager.
I have worked with some amazing people in my life. I worked with Chris Cornell before he died. He was an incredible singer/songwriter and he had such a presence that even though I was only with him a few times, I will always remember him. I worked with Don Henley, who is one of the greatest frontmen of all time. Working with someone like Don Henley makes me feel like I have accomplished something because not only was it an honor to work with such an amazing legend, but it also means that people are still talking about me when they think about Don and his amazing music. For someone who grew up listening to Don and his music, it’s pretty surreal to be working with him. I worked with David Bowie when he was at the height of his fame. It was such an honor even to get a call from him asking me to come see him. We ended up spending a couple of days together and I got to see a totally different side of David than the one that the world sees. I worked with the great Elton John on his film adaptation of his award winning album “The Lion King”, and it was so exciting to see how much he enjoyed working on the film. Of course, I worked with Lady Gaga on her incredible album “Artpop” and I got to see a different side of her too. She is such an enigma in today’s world, who does not know who she is or what she stands for? But I always know what she is thinking and feeling because she reveals it so well in her music and in her performances. I have had the privilege of seeing these amazing performers in concert as well, which has also made me grow as a person. I’ve been on stage with Chris Cornell and Elton John, and it is an experience I will never, ever forget. It makes you realize how much you take for granted every single day and how grateful you should be for what you have in life. It also makes you realize that you have to keep going, keep fighting, keep challenging yourself because nothing worth having comes easily, and you have to keep going until you get it.
As a kid, I always wanted to be a rock star. I used to write songs when I was young and I would even perform them for my family and my friends. It was a pastime that my parents encouraged because they felt that it was a creative outlet for me. They knew that I could be working in a corporate world and still find inspiration in music. They were right. I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and inspiring people in the world. I feel that these jobs have made me a better person and allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I am proud to say that I have worked with some of the biggest names in music and in film. What has been your favorite project that you have worked on?
My favorite project to work on so far has been David Bowie. It’s such an honor to work with such an amazing artist. I had the opportunity to work with him on the film adaptation of his album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars”, and it was such a thrill. We did a lot of improvisation and ad-libbing in that movie and it showed. It was a completely different sort of experience that was unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I got to see a different side of David than the one the world sees, and it was amazing. It was like a glimpse behind the curtain and I got to see how he works and how he thinks. It was a great learning experience. Also, I got to sing a duet with Bowie. It was such a thrill to work with such an incredible artist. He is a true legend. It is an honor just to be associated with him in any way. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Elton John was another amazing artist that I got to work with. I did his music video “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” about a decade ago and it was such an honor. It was so exciting to see the finished product. It was challenging working with someone as legendary as Elton John. He is such a perfectionist and he has such high standards. It was challenging just getting everything done on time and feeling like you did your job well. But it was also a real privilege because not only did I get to work with one of the greatest living legends of our time, but his music and his performances are some of the greatest, if not the greatest, that I have ever seen. He is a true genius and an incredible talent. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Harrison Ford was another amazing person that I got to work with. This was on a much smaller scale but it was still an honor. He was so nice and he wanted to make sure that I was comfortable and that I had everything I needed. It was challenging fitting into his schedule but it was also a real pleasure working with such a talented actor. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Ludacris was another incredible artist whom I got to work with. He is an enigma wrapped in an enigma. He is one of the most unique and talented performers I have ever met in my whole life. He is multigenerational, which makes him even more of an enigma but he is also unbelievably talented. He is a great rapper, singer, and songwriter. It was challenging trying to fit his hectic schedule but it was also such an honor to be there for the creative process. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Kevin Hart was yet another amazing performer whom I got to work with. It was challenging keeping up with his demands but it was also so much fun. He is so easy to work with and he is such a genious actor and comedian. We did a lot of improvising and it was a real thrill to see the finished product. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Kurt Cobain was yet another unique and talented artist whom I got to work with. Not only is he a legendary singer and songwriter, but he is also a visual artist. He is the lead singer of the legendary grunge band Nirvana. He also started a very successful solo career. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Madonna is one of the most famous, if not the most famous, female singer/songwriters in the world. Not only is she a great performer but she is also a great businesswoman. She owns not one but two companies, MAMMA and Madonna Productions, and she is the president of DWA (her record label). She was another incredible artist whom I got to work with on the film adaptation of her album “Merkaba”. It was challenging getting everything done on time but it was also such a thrill to work with Madonna. What was the most challenging part of this project?
Mick Jagger is one of the most successful and prolific singer/songwriters in the world. He has had an incredible career, which spans over six decades, and he has been nominated for and won multiple awards. Not only that but he is also a legend in his own right. He is the lead singer of the legendary English rock band the Rolling Stones. He is often credited with creating the supergroup. What was the most challenging part of this project?