I've always been a character in my own productions. In every song I sing to an imaginary lover, the voice is my own. As a cartoon silhouette or the stark-white figure making snow angels on the basement floor, naked to the camera with a broken noose around his neck, I'm there. I speak to friends of loneliness, depression, compulsion and joy, every word thoroughly considered and rehearsed. So many actions and conversations are scripted and story-boarded in advance, some never seeing production. 'Actor-Director' certainly requires a delicate balance in the industry.