Full disclosure:  Christian Sesma is a friend and neighbor of mine from Palm Springs, California.  I’ve been interviewing him since his “Shoot the Hero” in 2010.  Since then, I watched him conquer Hollywood making films starring Val Kilmer, Michael Madsen, and now Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, and Ryan Kwanten for his latest film “Section 8.”

I spoke with Sesma about the making of the film and shooting in Coachella Valley, the place we both call home.

“Section 8” is out in select theaters.