It all began when I was little,
I remember seeing the vastness of Egypt and all of its splendor through the Prince of Egypt. That was my introduction to the world of cinema. I was mesmerized by the world created on the big screen and wanted to make one of my own.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away was the movie that propelled me to go after my dreams. After learning about how he made a film and was involved in all the details, I knew I wanted to be a director.
I have been preparing all my life for the opportunity to make my own film. Throughout my years of schooling, I have practiced writing and drawing. I made comic books because it was the closest thing to making a movie that I could get to. It helped me learn about crafting a story and storyboarding. I have made my own music and delved deep into music production to understand what makes a great soundtrack.
I have learned how to edit, I’ve been in plays and many other things that deal with film. So why not me.
I do not want to be a Director or filmmaker for money. I want to do it as an art.
Film is a way for me to combine everything I love. Everything that is a part of who I am and give birth to my inner universe. I must create and keep creating. If I don’t create then I cannot be free. It is agonizing holding on to ideas and entire worlds.
I may not make my worlds come alive today or even in the next couple of years but knowing that I strived to make this dream into a reality is all that I need.
That is why I want to be a director.