In addition, we’d like to thank all the people who didn’t submit a video, yet participated by sharing heartfelt and thoughtful comments. You guys are awesome!
We had an extremely tough time deciding the winner. It was a toss-up.
We chose J. Greene’s video in the end. Everyone who entered had their own special story to share and we are grateful for each them. We proudly share the videos on our channel.
We often receive comments on our Film Courage videos… some are positive, some have constructive criticism and others are better left alone. This was a good way to see people reach out and support one another.
Conducting this contest showed us that there are many individuals out there, trying to make sense of life through their creative work, who may be unknown to one another at the moment. Often it is someone alone, in front of a computer screen, attempting to make a script, film, blog post, etc. Not realizing there are millions of others doing the same, wondering if there is life beyond their laptop. Your submissions, comments and Tweets showed us that there is. Thank you.
Good Morning from Italy. My name is J. Greene. I’m an amateur screenwriter. I’ve learned a lot from your different interviews that you have and the teachers. I’m a U.S. Contractor. Right now I’m in Italy. I work here (at least for the next year). So luckily for me, one of the scenes in my screenplay (the 12th scene) is based here at The Vatican. This is a great opportunity for me. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I would say that one of my favorite interviews is with Mr. [William C.] Martell and him speaking about getting out there and putting yourself out there in the community, not staying locked up and I do that a lot. But I do take time to come to The Vatican, get inspired, listen, watch people and work on the dialogue. Also, Lee Jessup (another one of my favorites) because she is no b.s. and…
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My name is Monique Amado and I just wanted to thank you all so much for the amazing content and all the work that goes into doing these interviews and finding the people to do the interviews and so much of all we don’t even see of what you put into it. I hope you never give up on doing this because it really inspires the rest of us…oh…by the way, I live in Berlin, Germany….
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My name is Ray Roman. I’m a filmmaker. I began in 2000. Most recently I’ve been working on documentaries the past couple years. I’m currently working on a project CONCUSSED: THE AMERICAN DREAM, directed by David Kano. We are both producers on the film. And I had to really go back and see which video it was from Film Courage that inspired me the most. And I had 57 Film Courage videos favorited…so it’s a little bit tough to say “Okay, this one I think inspired me the most,” but I chose the interview on Kevin Gant. I believe it was titled ‘Kevin Gant Talks About Having Nothing Except What He Has As An Artist‘….
So who are you? Hi, I’m Kia’Ra. I’m an artist. Why are you here? I’m here for the amazing Film Courage contest entry. And which video inspired you? It was a video that I hadn’t first chosen because many of the videos on Film Courage inspire me. I have a lot of favorite ones and this one found me and it was Missed Opportunities in Love and What Screenwriters Should Know by Pamela Jaye Smith. And where did you watch the video? I watched it on Youtube. I watch the videos a lot while I’m working and Film Courage is always like our mentor and tutor…
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My name is Tangerine Layla. Yes, that’s my real name. I had hippie parents. I found out about this Film Courage contest from my friend. She encouraged me to check it out. And so I watched the video of Josiah Black (the comic actor) from Vancouver (where I was born). I live in Ontario now and so he’s a comic actor and his video was about the performing support system. I grew up a child actor. I was a member of AFTRA and I grew up with hippie parents….
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