That First Moment When…

Hello artists! How the heck are you?!?! Wow! It’s been a MINUTE since I last posted a blog entry! My focus over the last few weeks has been on putting the finishing touches on the pitch package I’ve been building for the new TV series I created and developed.

I hope your summer 2019 has been filled with exciting artistic possibilities and opportunities!

As consumed as I have been with my new TV series, I had a moment one day that reminded me of why I entered the entertainment business in the first place: I was a little kid when I first watched Christopher Reeve play the role of Superman. Christopher Reeve played the role of Superman in the 1978 movie.

It was several years later that I would watch this film for the first time…and it changed my life forever. I KNEW right then and there that I wanted to save the planet with my super powers. Every time I watched this version of Superman as a kid, I would tie my baby blanket (which I still have) around my neck and “fly” around my room…visiting places on Earth and beyond…and fighting any bad guys in the process.

I knew that I wanted to be Superman. I wanted to be on screen and fly and save and protect and be a hero. I knew that I didn’t want to be a normal person. I didn’t want to be an anonymous entity. I didn’t want to be ordinary. I didn’t want to be like everyone else. I wanted to be someone. I wanted to stand out. I wanted to be a star. I wanted to fly. Superman represented what I wanted to be and so I started my journey of being an actor…an artist…an entertainer. Superman made a difference in his world………….and I wanted to do the same in mine.

Superman was the moment I knew I wanted to be an artist.

What was THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU KNEW you wanted to be an artist?

I’d love to read your answers in the comments section!!!

See you soon!

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1 thought on “That First Moment When…”

  1. That’s fantastic Jorge! You are a super hero to those of us who know you! I was always an Artist….in the fourth grade the teachers realized I could do their bulletin boards better than they could…so I was excused from New Math to do the Thanksgiving Boards for Miss Dunn at Hearst elementary….So first ..I was a visual artist….I didn’t know I was also and actor until high school when I got the role of Isadora Duncan is the school play, USA by John Dos Passos.
    I had to pretend to break my neck in each performance! Later I studied with Debbie Allen in the Workshop for Careers in the Arts and I danced in her first choreographed poem at the Ira Aldridge Theater on the campus of Howard University. I was 17 years old. We’ve come a long way baybeeeee! Onward!

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