"It's indicative of American arts funding that Mullin, despite his many prizes and credits, works a day job as "a glorified secretary" at the biotech firm Amgen to pay the bills.
But he swears he's at peace with that. "I had my times of feeling bitter and angry that people didn't recognize my 'genius' and offer me a hundred grand to write a movie. Now I think, 'Hey, my stuff gets produced.' In the realm I'm playing in, things are great.""