Name some of your influences. Cameron: "The Marx Brothers." Cole: "Mrs. Bletchley (my English teacher) and Orson Welles."
What do you consider a milestone in your directing career? Cameron: "Success in the U.S." Cole: "Letting craft services come to me."
What was an outstanding moment of a recent campaign? Cole: "Holding up 750,000 cars on one day for a Toyota commercial. Sorry, L.A."
What's the most important consideration for a commercials director? Cameron: "A sense of humor." Cole: "To keep breathing."
What's the most rewarding thing about your job? Cameron: "Keeping your sense of humor." Cole: "The alchemy of art and commerce."
What's your philosophy of getting great performances? Cole: "Try saying, 'Make me look good, you talentless pratt.' "
What kind of project haven't you done that you want to do? Cameron: "Performance-based tabletop." Cole: "Anything that Frank Budgen gets."
What's next in your career? Cameron: "God knows." Cole: "I intend to run a small petting zoo."