Friday, May 18, 2018

Finally! A movie STAR!

Red Carpet Time!
As some of you may already know, in the past I attempted to become a movie star!

Like many aspiring stars, I signed up with a couple of agencies.

This was a great experience with some lessons learned!

On the positive side, I did feel great going to a couple of photo shoots, where a professional make up artist made me look amazing. The pictures turned out awesome as well.

On the reality side of things, I went to about 20 auditions and then gave up.

At the auditions, I felt seriously average and slightly worn out when applying for youth roles. When trying to go for Canadian parent type of roles, I felt puppy-ish and unqualified. It wasn't a surprise to have never been called back.

The biggest lesson I learned during my brief acting career was when taking a course in acting. Our acting academy teacher said one day:

"Guys! If you want to be in a movie, the easiest way to go about it would be to make your own movie!"

Since then, this is one of my core principals. If I really want something, it's on me to make it happen.

I think that this idea is one of the simplest concepts of life, which took me a long time to grasp.

Most of us probably agree with this concept on the subconscious level. This is why we often hear and believe expressions such as:

"Whoever needs it, does it",
- my Mom
"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."
- Audrey Hepburn
"Sink or swim",
- Wise people, often parents

Long story short, last week I partnered with a Canadian feature film producer and became one of the associate co-producers (aka investor) in his upcoming Canadian feature film.

This project is very exciting! It will be amazing to learn more about the entertainment industry from investor stand-point as the project develops. Here are some reason why I love this opportunity:

  1. Learn about a new industry
  2. Observe a production and launch of a new asset from start to finish 
  3. Acquire an asset 
  4. Differentiate into a field with great demand and lots of room on supply side
  5. Partner with an ambitious experienced team of people who have been successful in the past
  6. And lastly... have my name in movie credits and attend various film festivals!

Risks are everywhere of course! In this case, I strongly believe that the probability of success times reward greatly outweighs the probability of failure times loss.

If you are curious and would like to learn more, please let me know. There is still room for several film lovers to join the project.

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