I have been studying the art of filmmaking since my middle school years. I have also studied theatre, English history, and art. Deeply inspired by the works of Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, W. Blake, works of abstract expressionism, Jackson Pollock paintings, and post-impressionist works by Vincent van Gogh, I engage my passion to create things beyond people’s imagination, juxtaposed by subtle imagery that becomes a unique blend of spirituality. There are times where I tend to be a perfectionist. My work (whether drawings or experimental films) basically thrives in expressionism, fused with canny or uncanny talent. I enjoying viewing different crafts of art. For us artists, we tend to reach a level in our minds of what to expose the extent of reflecting life. It is like what Shakespeare referred to as “all the world is a stage.” People have different amounts of subtext that becomes a key visual component of what I think, especially the objective of what a human being searches for in his or her life as a blend of reality, metaphysics, or theories of philosophy. For example, I look at a woman’s physicality as a piece of art, the layers of emotion…an untainted purity with subtle beauty within the heart, but practically everyone one of us has different layers, whether man, woman, animal, or inanimate object.
My prime passion for film began at a young age when my parents took me to the cinema…from there I saw many acclaimed animated films, both from Japan and my home country, such as the works of Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki.
I was also influenced by many fantasy works such as The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. By age 12, I became interested in classic cinema as well as foreign imports, which would soon become a hugh influence over my technique and style of filmmaking. In high school, I had become aware of many essential master works in film and photography. I even wrote my own theories of the two subjects and how it reacts to people’s thought process in an journal. I joined the theatre group and did a variety of slapstick comedy. Through theatre arts, I learned how to use constructive criticism and understood how to formulate a character, whether be drama or comedy. I also decided to write and give different interpretations of poetry.
Most of my inspirations in film, include Bergman, Tarkovsky, Kurosawa, Miyazaki, Herzog, Chaplin, Kubrick, Kieslowski, Fellini, Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola’s early work, Tarantino, Svankmajer, and many more. I currently attend the Art Institute of the Charlotte in North Carolina, hoping to attend to major film school after graduating my three year program with a BFA. My duty or more likely my nihilistic purpose for the motion picture business is to become an independent film director, staying far from the standard/conventional way of film-making (away from the studio system) and give the impression through the juxtaposition of what art and storytelling can unravel within the cinema. Andrei Tarkovsky quoted, “cinema is a mosaic made up of time.” Film is an art form, which gives an audience a chance to view a canvas and a story unfold. A chance to awe at the picture, to be connected with the story, shocked, or questioned. But please, do not think of myself as a shrew…I am just a mime like Chaplin…nothing more than a lovable artist/filmmaker. Abnormality at its prime. :) For myself, being a upcoming filmmaker I want to expose my original wave of independent, experimental (or avant-garde) works to those who to join the ‘aspiration’.