In 2011 I decided that the cost of living an unhappy life in a secure finance job was greater than the salary and benefits it provided. I quit in order to follow my dream of working in the film industry.
I did this for two reasons:
Firstly, I find working with a team of people to accomplish specific, tangible goals within restrictions both appealing and engaging. Secondly, I find meaning by being able to see the results of my work directly affect another person, or group, or end product. While these two things are not exclusive to working on film sets, they are most definitely a part of any film set, crew or team, even the lowest levels. Even a production assistant who was sent to pick up lunch or a prop can directly see how his/her actions have contributed to the team and were necessary.
I am a college graduate (UCF BFA in Film Production) and have been working as a freelancer in the film industry for close to six years. I have a vast experience on both long and short form projects, both in indie and high budgeted organizations. Some of my strengths as a co-worker are the following:
I am naturally organized and seek organization
I not only think critically, but also enjoy it
I think ahead and come to set prepared
I am reliable and take responsibility for my actions
I am efficient with my time, even when not given a specific task
I have a positive attitude and can see the silver lining of any challenging situation I truly love working, even when no one is watching
Returning the Favor
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Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Editorial department One regular man named Simon is swept up by a popular movement in a dying world. When the charismatic leader of that movement is brutally executed, everyone looks to Simon to keep the movement alive.
Mind the Gap
Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Adi, a 38 year old off-Broadway actress, is on the verge of success when her playboy husband walks out on her. As a single mother with little support, her life begins to unravel and her relationship with her ten year old daughter becomes strained. Adi receives a letter from LAMED, her alma mater in London, inviting her to lecture. While there, she has a profound mind-bending experience. Adi returns to NY and, still not well enough to perform, seeks help. Amidst the conflicted hilarious bickering of the characters she meets along the way, and with the guidance of Jo, her mentor, Adi begins to peel away the facade of daily life, personal dramas, and subconscious fears, as she peers into a new reality and a profound universal truth. As Adi moves into this new reality, the audience follows her deeper down the rabbit hole, encountering the twists and turns with a final reveal that is both exhilarating and dramatic.
Fireball Run Adventurually Season 10
Series by Adrenaline Partnerships (Reality-TV) Production Coordinator FIREBALL RUN® is an adventure-travel television series & live action adventurally® competition. It is the real story of 40 teams of adventurers, taking the road less traveled in an epic quest for America's most obscure and historic artifacts. And it's all just for bragging rights, a greater cause and a plastic road sign.
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The Tailor's Apprentice
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Helick hopes to one day pass on his South Philadelphia tailor shop to his son, Dovid. Their struggling relationship stems from Helick's strict Judaic religious lifestyle. Using religion as a tool to hide from a dark past, he pushes his children away with his over controlling ways and neglects to show them love and care. In doing so, Dov impulsively runs away to aid in a drug smuggling operation in an attempt to prove his independence; only to find he has been manipulated and used for his tailoring skills to line drugs in suits. Trapped in the center of a world filled with drugs, sex and murder, Dov has no way out. With the absence of his son, Helick is forced to face his ultimate dilemma; his religion, or his family.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When Grace's father brings a foreign maid into their conventional home, the life she's accustomed to is shaken by a dark secret... and her own repressed past.
The Perfect 46
Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A geneticist creates a website that pairs an individual with their ideal genetic partner for children.
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Film (Short, Action, Drama and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A story of love that spans the centuries, Aishiteru follows characters that struggle to find and protect their love both in the 17th century Japan and in present day America.
23 Yrs of Kin
Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director "23 yrs of Kin" is a dark magical realistic short film about two sisters, Sana and Sarah, whom have a fantastical bond. When one sister is emotionally up the other gets physically ill. They live their lives attempting to maintain an equilibrium as to not hurt one another. However one day, Sarah slips up, falls in love, and she is left to deal with the consequences of her actions. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Three young adults attempt to recapture their childhoods by becoming super heroes.
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Film (Short and Drama) Editor A 1950's period piece based on the true story of a girl who learns the importance of time through loss.
A Blue Flower
Film (Documentary and Drama) Editorial department From an alchemist's laboratory to a shaman's home, from two weeks in complete darkness to tantra, filmmaker Nils Taranger takes you on a search for the blue flower, something that was thought to be impossible to find, in order to obtain a miraculous cure for his indented chest and broken heart. The quest for the blue flower takes him to a place he never considered looking: inside himself. Written by Anonymous