The Impossible Dream .. made possible!
Since the age of five, it has been my dream to one day become a filmmaker. It was around that time that I came to know of the song, “The Impossible Dream,” from the musical, “Man of La Mancha.”
“To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to bear with unbearable sorrow, to run where the brave dare not go.”
This year, I came to know of another piece of art to inspire and guide me on my path: The Secret.
The Secret has had a life changing effect as I have begun to notice the power I have within me to make this impossible dream possible: to have the audacity to DREAM in an impossible dream.
And I knew about it before I even KNEW about it!!
When I was thirteen years old I decided I wanted to test my limits. I wanted to make a feature film by the time I graduated high school. Everyone said it wasn’t possible, but I believed. I believed because I could see the end. I could picture it perfectly.
On my grade 8 graduation I remember leaning over to my friend in the big auditorium and saying, “This is where I want to premier the movie when it’s done.”
And that’s all I could ever picture – the premiere, the dresses, the suits, the beauty, the love – EVERYTHING! It would be perfect.
Four years later, with the involvement of over 100 people, a cast and crew of 48, a budget of $35,000 and the support of a national organization, our feature film was finished at two and a half hours. And it had its premiere in that very same auditorium. In fact, we sold out, with over 500 people in the most beautiful suits and dresses to be seen.
It was a day I had only dreamed about. But as they say, if you go there in the mind, you will go there in person.
I have been studying at film school for the last year and am about to graduate in the coming month. I am nineteen years old, about the face the real world. Finding a job in this industry is said to be next to impossible nowadays. That won’t stop me. I have big dreams for where I want to be – so big that my classmates perhaps look at me funny for setting my ambitions so high. After all, I’m still “just a kid” whose “just come out of film school.” What do I know?
What I know is my potential. The power within. I have sent my requests out and know that good things are soon to come.
I have nothing but faith.