Where I get my inspiration from. Trutfully, find it in the strangest places. Horror movies, the news, music and life in general. Lately I have been completely blown away by the way I have been treated by some of the people I have been working with.
I was looking through my old notebooks and random loose pages that I have filled with thoughts, rants, poems, lyrics to songs I never got around to writing and other things. I see a trend in my writing. It all started out so negative and is progressing into something I would actually call positive.
Sometimes people read my old work and ask who I was “talking to”, because they seemed so full of anger and resentment. To tell you all the truth most of my work was about how I felt about myself. I was not happy with the person I had become.
All of that aside. Things are crazy now. I never would have thougt in a million years I would be working on a web series with so many extremely talented people let alone a web series at all. I could spend days thanking everyone for giving me the oppurtunity to work with them and all of that good shit or I could take all of their advice and encouragement and run with it.
I’ve met so many people in the “industry” who not only have become people I am proud to say I have worked with but I can call most if not all of them friends. Some of the have read my writing and told me I need to keep doing it. Some have even subscribed to this very blog.
I guess what I’m really trying to say is… if you have a dream, go for broke. No one is going to just hand you nything, but people will encourage you and push you. I can’t really describe it but it can be done.
I’m going to try to make this one short. I had a writer/actor actually bring me into his home so I didn’t have to worry about getting to the locations for a project he asked me to work on. He was also the first person that I haven’t known for years to tell me I need to start writing more. I recently sent a message to one of the actors I met on the set of Henchmen thanking her for being so awesome and a pleasure to work with. Her response left me shocked. She was thanking me for being welcoming. Truth is, I consider everyone involved in Henchmen a friend.
I used to think every entertainer was a stuck up asshole based on a few bad experiences. Because of the love I have been shown on the few projects I have been lucky enough to be a part of, my whole view of the indusrty has been changed. Even more so my life has been changed. What once seemed like nothing but a day dream has become a possibility.