The Universe Will Conspire

18 May

In my 20s, I read a ton of self-help books, perhaps too many.  And though I’ve forgotten much of what I read, there is a statement that has stuck with me: the universe will conspire to help those who pursue their passion.

It took me quite some time to fully commit to a filmmaking career.  In search of security via traditional careers, I denied my passion to create until I could no longer stand it.  I was a first-year law student when I finally realized that I had to face my fears and pursue filmmaking, thus, I dropped out of school and returned home to Los Angeles to make films.

Believe me, a ton of fear still lurks in my mind; however, now that I’m fully committed to making my first feature film and taking bold steps in actualizing it, the universe definitely seems to be conspiring to help me.

For instance, my top choice as producer for my film, Jen Dornbush, agreed to the job.  I didn’t have to look any further.  And recently, a woman I envision to play a mother character in my film expressed to someone else that she would be willing to play a “mother” in any of my future films.  She literally said mother without any knowledge of the part in my film!

A lot of other incredible things have been happening regarding my film.  Whether the universe is conspiring or not, all I know is that I am finally pursuing my passion and it feels great!

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9 Responses to “The Universe Will Conspire”

  1. Miguel N. May 21, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    “Intimacy is the new punk!”
    -Iñarritu

    In the Cannes press conference of his last film Biutiful

    http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/mediaPlayer/10566.html

  2. Ben May 19, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    Wow Chris, that is fantastic. You sound so happy. I love it.

    • Christopher May 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      Thanks, Ben. I really appreciate you checking-in on the blog. That’s the best encouragement I can ask for. Knowing people out there are keeping up is amazing. And it’s only going to get more fun, so please keep on checking-in…..

  3. Mach May 19, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    What I meant to say was, “I’m inspired.”

    • Christopher May 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

      Dude, thanks so much. It’s all about inspiring one another, which is why I love hanging with you!!!

  4. Mach May 19, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    I’m glad you are following your passion! You inspired by your courage and diligence.

  5. Rae May 18, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    I have watched & studied you as you have transformed into the creative artist that you are now. It is amazing to see how serious and professional you are when it comes down to finishing a project with class and a unique perception. I have learned from you over the years & I would like to say thank you.

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