Changing the world is quite a daunting task; it takes an immense amount of knowledge, resources, finances and
influence! Some use their abilities to change the world with politics, business, or notoriety; I plan to reach the
globe through art of film. Not with massive amounts of money or power, but by simply touching individuals with
movies. I believe the world is only changed when a single person changes, and as a college film major, I’m able
to reach a multitude of people in a unique way.
With film, my objective is not to just make a story, but to immerse the viewer into an event. I seek to meld
fiction with realism by taking characters and asking “If they existed in our world, what would they do?”. In my
eyes, films ought to be stories that we carry with us and think about once we leave the theater, as each story
stirs the audience’s hearts and heads, giving them entertainment that will linger on after they’ve watched. But I
set out also to engage people, presenting questions they can answer when the screen goes black. Overall, for
me, directing a movie isn’t something I want to do just for a profit. Rather, I want to tell stories that can ultimately
help people understand what it means to be human and change their perspective on life. Therefore, my college
education is imperative if I am to impact the world, and I believe your scholarship can help me achieve this goal.