When I first found my passion in film-making, it was when I borrowed my parents’ camcorder to create a video for my high school Spanish class. From there, I continued to use the camcorder to direct shot pieces and music videos with my family and friends because I loved the feeling of capturing images and audio to tell stories. Fast forward to my college years at UC Santa Barbara, and I began my journey as a filmmaker, learning about the theory of cinema while producing films with my classmates. After graduating, I was pushed into the entertainment industry without any “real world” training on the development, pitching, and general Hollywood industry process so my creative fire began to sizzle out. Grinding out each day to sell scripts, exhausting myself while schmoozing 24/7, and pitching projects I had no creative input on drained me of my passion for cinema and storytelling, until Youtube came along.
I then bought myself a Canon T3i, started filming again, built a Youtube channel around my love for Hip Hop, and cultivated my skills through a lot of trial and error. It was through digital content and media that I found my passion for film-making and storytelling again, and as I expanded my media and marketing business more as an entrepreneur, my skills as an artist also began to enhance as stories are now that best way to captivate and engage an audience.
With that all being said, this is my first narrative short film that I’ve directed with a r crew that I’m very proud of. Our budget, time constraints, and resources were limited and we were still able to create an immense amount of content, including 3 short vignettes that tell the story of The Asylum.
This video is about Hannah Donovan and her first briefing with the Angel, Maggie, who is the Warden of the Asylum and enlists Donovan along with a motley crew of spirits to hunt down 29 dangerous rogue souls that have escaped purgatory. You can read and learn more about the story at TheAsylumNow.com and on social media at @theasylum11.
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