Whoa, how did you end up here? Never mind. Here’s my story.
Whenever people ask me what inspired me to became a filmmaker,
I wonder if I should hold off on telling them the truth to avoid the strange stares.
No, I don’t have an epic tale of meeting Spielberg and how he chewed on a handkerchief while giving me his secrets to filmmaking. Instead, dissecting a fetal pig or growing bacteria in a Petri dish were the highlights of my childhood as I dove head first into studying to become a marine biologist. In my mind, I was set on swimming with Tiger Sharks for the rest of eternity. Strange stares.
My high school’s theatre program was my other passion. As a way to avoid extending my days in band, I signed up for Drama for my first year of high school. Best accidental decision ever.
Three years later, I was accepted into UCSC for Marine Biology and SCAD for film and television. I decided to say goodbye to my passion for science and took a chance on film.
“Maybe I should’ve stuck with acting” was my initial thought after taking my first film class. Yeah, I had no idea what I was doing. I thought I had made a mistake.
And then I found my niche.
How exactly does someone accidentally make a music video, you might ask. I don’t know,that’s how I discovered my niche in the film/television industry. After my next attempt at making a music video, my own music video for the One Republic song “Stop and Stare”, I knew I had chosen the right career path.