When I was in high college I dreamed of becoming a movie supervisor.
- I idolized the creative geniuses like Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and Kevin Smith who started out with nothing and rose to the top with their talent and passion; That’s what I wanted to do with my life – make films, but when I first came to Las Vegas, it was to stay with my friend and scout locations for our movie, and since my pal and I had no money my pal and I had to get creative… My idea was to shoot scenes on the streets of Las Vegas, however to do it so swiftly the authorities would never know my pal and I were there.
To shoot a movie in Las Vegas a person has to apply for special permits at city hall, and I didn’t want to do that. My approach was a colossal failure. I had no idea that Las Vegas had so numerous security cameras enjoying every inch of the Strip, nor that LVPD was so responsive. My movie project was shut down within an hour, and I was so bereft I went into the nearest cannabis dispensary to soothe my nerves. I got to talking with the owner of the cannabis shop, and he asked me if I ever directed any television commercials. It was quite accidental, however because of my experience and component I landed a job making spots for Las Vegas TV! Now I have the right permits, and can shoot footage around Las Vegas, however I am no longer making a movie. My new job is making advertisements for the cannabis franchise.