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Tuesday, July 08, 2003  

Living the Dream pt Two
Am I just another naive soul that LA will chew up and spit out like so many wanna-be starlets? Or does my mere acknowledgment of that possibility mean it is less likely to happen? Are all of my supporters, my friends and family who have more faith in me than I do, just humoring me with their assurances? These are the irrational fears du jour that infect my resolve to do what I've always wanted to do: tell stories. Read a bio on any of the major filmmakers of the past 30 years. Dollars to doughnuts they will have made movies in the back-yard with their friends and their parents cameras when they were still in knickers. I have always thought that this reflected poorly on my chances to "make it." I never made moves in the backyard. I hardly held a video camera before starting film school at UCSC. But what I have ALWAYS done is tell stories. First, just in my head during the recesses and lunches of my early education. I would space-out on the soccer field during my one season of pee-wee and dream-up elaborate space-operas in my head, completely oblivious to the game that was being played around me. Later, I loved to tell ghost stories, and was banned from doing so from in one friends house as they gave his little brother nightmares. In high school I decided that I wanted to be a writer. Too this day I think that would be the coolest job in the world.

posted by JMV | 7/08/2003 11:35:00 AM
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