movie poster for Trainspotting

Watching movies has always been one of my favorite pastimes since I was a kid. Growing up, some of my favorite movies were Toy Story, Brother Bear, A Bug's Life, and a handful of other Pixar and Paramount movies. There was a point in my childhood where I would get into disputes with my parents because they wanted me to go outside instead of watching the same rotation of movies all day. I have my fair share of favorite TV series but most of the time I don't feel like committing to starting a new one, plus, a lot of new series have episodes that are as long as movies, so I'd much rather find a new movie to watch or rewatch one of my favorites. I tend to rewatch a lot of movies during my free time, I enjoy the sense of comfort I get when I do so.

I also like to watch movies when I feel like getting inspired. Something I've been aiming to get better at when I'm having a hard time trying to come up with a concept for a new photography project is watching a movie before I get too frustrated with myself. This has helped me in the past by serving as a mental getaway and taking my mind away from what's stressing me out at the moment. When this happens, I'll usually watch an animated movie since they're so colorful and I get a lot of inspiration from colors. One of my favorite animated movies to watch is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for its unique art style.

About two years ago, I started to mess around with the idea of shooting my own short film. I figured that if I enjoy watching movies as much as I do, and have a knowledge of cameras, I should give it a shot and come up with my own story to tell. The movie that inspired me to do so was Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. His style of cinematography has always been one of my favorites and seeing how his style evolved from his first film (Bottle Rocket) to his signature style is something that really motivated me. Nonetheless, if my short film idea doesn't come out like I hope it does, it will not make me lose my love for movies.

Fav Movies Fav Directors Fav Genres
Trainspotting Wes Anderson Horror
Fantastic Mr. Fox Adnes Varda Drama
Seed of Chucky Martin Scorsese Mystery