Story telling is my passion. I love to bring ideas to life. I want to inspire people through the content that I create and I have big dreams to one day be a director. Before the spring semester ended I got together with an old friend from high school who has similar goals and we started planning a short film. At first I was skeptical of myself, I usually have a lot of ideas that I never go through with simply because I never know how to start and because I don’t believe that what ever I came up with was good enough. But to my surprise this actually started to come together. The difference was that I had someone else to start it with. We kept each other motivated and believed in each other.
So the creating began! Every week around 8 o clock we had a face time meeting. We came up with a concept, created characters and wrote the script together. When we finally finished the script I was so proud of us. We did such a good job and couldn’t believe how I contributed to such good dialogue and couldn’t understand why I didn’t believe in myself before. From that point on we were so motivated to make this short film and we did. We hosted auditions and casted five very talented actors. We shot the scenes with my friends professional camera and saw our script come to life and are now in the editing process.
It was seriously an indescribable experience putting this film together. I have learned so much about myself and about film making. There were times that we just waned to quit. Times we thought the movie would fail and all that hard work would of been for nothing. But it was in those moments that we pushed harder, that we encouraged each other and pulled through. This time we didn’t have a assignment deadline to make. We just did this because this is what we loved to do and I think thats what also pushed us forward. For the first time we were truly doing this for ourselves not for some grade. The best part was that half the time we didn’t know what were doing, this film was beyond anything we have ever done , using elements we have never worked with before but through trial and error we pulled together a film that I know we will be super proud of. I am so grateful that I worked on this short film this summer because it taught me to never give up, it taught me how to be a leader, it taught me that hard work pays off and it gave me the confidence in myself that I never had before.