So grateful for every veteran who has served, those that will serve, and all the families, loved ones and supporters affected along the way - especially those like my Uncle Rick who made the ultimate sacrifice. So humbly, eternally grateful for our freedoms forever 🙏🏻❤️
True story: Not long ago I bought this refurbished Bolex Super 8 camera. Nostalgia galore because I made my first film w this camera when I was 7 yrs old ... (prepare to tag a creative friend...!!)
One of the dads in the neighborhood was a filmmaker and agreed to loan the camera to me and some friends…and we washed cars in the neighborhood for two weeks to save up enough money to buy 6 minutes of film
We wrote the script one afternoon and took an entire weekend to make the costumes and wardrobe- using scraps of fabric and thrift shop clothing. We fashioned props from random junk we found in the garage...
We hired a friend’s older brother to film it for us...for $1. All the editing happened in-camera and we shot all six minutes in chronological order. We sent the film off to be developed and it took six weeks...
We sold tickets to the screening around the neighborhood, tacked a sheet to the wall in a friend’s basement for the screen, borrowed the projector, bought candy at the local drugstore to resell and sold popcorn we’d popped ourselves...
We made a profit on the film that day and divided the money up across the entire cast… Everyone made between $1 and $2 dollars each... and what stood out to me then was that all of this we created from nothing... and that somehow we could just do it again and again and maybe change it a little bit and then do it yet again...
Miraculously all that creating doesn’t feel all that different then what I’m doing today ... and I’m guessing this might be true for a lot of us… That our biggest unlock today can probably be found somewhere in our childhood past… what you loved as a kid might still be what you love today… Can you find a way to make it happen? Any of this sound familiar to you? ❤️👊🏼🚀