I’ve been a filmmaker since I was 10 years old.
I was immersed in the world of video at a very young age. My dad always had a camera around, making home movies for our family and relatives. He put countless man hours in, capturing, editing and making DVDs. It was a labor of love that I saw so clearly. So from the beginning, I’ve been able to recognize the emotional impact film can have, not only for those you are creating for, but also for the creator as well.
One random afternoon, my mom convinced us to check out Star Wars Episode 4 from the library. I remember looking at the DVD cover for it and being severely unimpressed. Hilariously, Star Wars is the reason I am where I am. After watching that one movie, I knew from that point on, I wanted to make things like that. I wanted to be able to create worlds for people to enjoy and learn from. To create anything my imagination desired. So from that point on, my brother and I were shooting our own little Star Wars videos in our backyard and in our room, using our imagination to create.
I’ve held on to that childish dream ever since, and it has propelled me into this massive world of filmmaking, where not only anything is possible, but your impact is immeasurable. I’ve filmed weddings, worked for my former university, done short films, commercials, etc. All of that has come from my 10 year old dream.
So if you want to know anything about me and why I pursue this thing called filmmaking, it’s because deep inside, I’m still that 10 year old kid. Chasing a dream.