The goal is simple. Find a group of artist that are hungry and posses the same passion as I do. From there go on to set the world on fire and release some great work as one. Easier said then done but in the end it’ll be worth it.
I’ll start off by saying I am a fan of cinema. The love I have for it is unmatched and it is something I possess a tremendous amount of passion for. It is because of this that I have pursued a career in film and in the spring of 2015 I’ll be bringing a Bachelors in film. However I will say that lately I’ve gotten the feeling of being underwhelmed with what’s being released. I feel that with each year it’s getting a bit more predictable with what’s being released; comic book films, sequels, remakes/reboots, etc. This is not to knock those respective films by any means because I do enjoy them, however I do wish there was a little more variety. I feel that there’s a tremendous amount of stories that could be and should be told. Being a student I understand how the business works and that money talks, however I feel there are many hungry filmmakers that are doing some great things on the independent circuit. It’d be great to see more of those films get the recognition they deserve. It’d be nice to have more options when I do go to the theater. Again, this is not a jab at what’s being made but a desire for more. Melvin Van Peebles once said some to the extent that the type of movies he wanted to see were not being made so he made them on his own. I found that to be inspiring and motivational. If I want to see a change then maybe I should be the change. There isn’t anything I think about more than further pursuing a career in film. Jobs are great but I can’t help but feel that I’m wasting my gifts. A career is what I want, need and desire. I’m on a quest and I don’t know what awaits me on the quest. I know it’s not going to be easy and I know a lot of sacrifices are going to be made. The times will be nothing short of trying but in the end what else have I got to lose?
The last couple of weeks have been trying. My Great Grandfather passed, my car gave up on me, and it seemed everything that could go wrong did. However I never allowed myself to become negative about anything. I believe that everything has it’s purpose. When things get tough they only build strength. It’s never about the fact that you’ve fallen. It’s about how you get up and recover. I also believe that no matter how bad things get someone in the world has it worst. With that in mind my true form of coping has always been through my work. My writings, films, poems, etc. have always been personal extensions of me as a man. Life is a journey and I’m currently embarking on mine. I’ll have plenty of stories to share in some form soon. The journey continues.
- Trey S.
Nas - Time Is Illmatic.