Creativity is flowing through me, so I figured I would state my intentions. I’m going to win an Oscar. “I had a vision.” blah, blah, blah. “It’s always been my biggest dream.” blah, blah, blah. I just think I’m good enough to win an Oscar. “I’m not talented, I’m obssessed”, Wesley Richards said that in an interview, and it encapsulates everything about who I am. I tell underdog stories, because that’s what I know. The feelings, the emotions, I know the underdog story very well. I’m learning how to craft these stories into what I believe will be several Oscar worthy films, a long, stable career, or at least a BET Award.

I’m good at skill acquisition. I understand how to learn. Most importantly, I’m good at math. To generate enough revenue to make a film, I need 91,250,000 views in one calendar year. That would guarantee me $100,000 (give or take). I have multiple films planned, and I’ve created several short form documentaries with little-to-no budget, therefore I’ve found the only way to accomplish my goal is to make movies. Up first: The Beast: The Final Fight

This documentary (and a future documentary) will be the lead in to The Beast. I met Brian Minto at Revolution Physical Therapy and we instantly connected. The underdog, it’s a trope as old as time, but Brian made a career out of being the ultimate underdog. We did a sit down interview where he told me, “You got the rights to my movie”. That started me on this journey. 

I see a path for myself through Brian’s story. He was a former collegiate football player who found another way. Grief was a big obstacle I had to overcome. Acceptance is the hardest stage to pass through. I saw a vision of myself on a stage accepting an award in an auditorium full of people. I wish people could see the world the way I see it. If I see something, I know that I can do it. Winning an Oscar seems improbable and there will be people who suck their teeth, or the continued indifference that is tormenting me, but I stopped believing in coincidence and started believing in myself. I’ve met and interviewed some of the greatest athletes, entertainers, and people on this planet. At some point I have to accept that I belong where I am, and as I continue to evolve, my opportunities will grow, because I’m good.

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