This is my 99 cent dream:
I graduated from film school about a month ago. Everyone always said that a BA in Film & Media Art was essentially a degree in homelessness, but film is the only “profession” I can honestly say I love so I went for it. A bit before graduating I incorporated my own production company, a task I have been quite proud of, but seeing as how I have produced nothing under my company name it seems more and more like I’ve just appointed myself king over an empire of dirt.
In an effort to pursue my dream of making my living creating visual art I started fundraising for a documentary project I have been thinking about for the past year. I call it “Vagabondly Vagrant.” It’s a documentary about CouchSurfing.org, the community of people who use it, and the making of the film itself. It’s essentially a combination of the two things I’m most passionate about; film & travel. The past few months have been a whirlwind of pre-production, interwebing, and social networking. Not to mention that I happened to be attacked by a gang as soon as my fundraiser started, which ended up breaking my jaw and face in a couple of places. Needless to say, that put me a bit behind schedule. Thus far I have raised $177 out of the $15k I will need to actually create this film, and I only have 38 days left from tonight in order to make this dream a reality. This task is more then intimidating, but I’m down for it.
When it comes to following your dreams, it’s always going to be a daunting task. I guess I’m just going to take it one step at a time and count myself as lucky that I have a structured goal at the moment. After that, who knows. I guess only time will tell, but I’ll be fighting tooth and nail the whole way.