A Life-long Dream I’ll Never Give Up On

Scholarship Entrant: Anna from Port Angeles, Washington
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to make movies. Most people begin to shrug off their childhood dreams by high school and are forced to pursue more “realistic” career goals. Maybe I’m crazy, but I refuse to settle for a career that I’m not passionate about. I want to make films that break social barriers and bring about change. I want to make Oscar-winning pictures about equality, strong women, overlooked war-torn countries; I want to make films that make you step back and see yourself as a different person. More so than books or music, films have a way of influencing people, often without their even realizing it. Films can pick you up and transport you to another world; by the time the film ends and you’ve landed back in your seat, you’re not who you were before.

I’m attending the University of Washington and plan on getting my degree in Cinema/Media by 2017. By my Junior year I’ll have finished working on my short-film Brother and will have sent it out to various film schools (NYUTisch, UCLA, AFI, etc…) in the hopes that I be accepted to their graduate film programs. After graduate school I plan to move to LA and do whatever it takes to make my dream a reality.

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