The movie industry is one of the most important entertainment sectors in our world. It seems fascinating, attracts and influences thousands of people. With passion and a story for films, numerous people desire to make a career as a producer or director. However, it’s comparatively difficult to achieve prominence making movies. Oftentimes, it’s hard to get funds and find the right actors who will justify the characters.
I’m honored to acquaint you with Antoine Allen, founder and CEO of Antoine Allen Films, an award-winning movie director committed to produce inspirational movies for the audience. He believes that one of the most excellent approaches to share positive messages and motivate people is films.
In this exclusive interview, Antoine talks candidly about his story and passion for movies. I have been inspired by his journey. If you’re considering starting your career in movies; This interview will give you significant insights.
Hello Antoine, I’m thrilled to have you on our media. Please tell us more about you and your work.
I had dreams like any other kid growing up, and it were those same dreams that allowed me to break through every obstacle on my path. Despite growing up poor in Jamaica, Queens NY, I knew that I was already rich with potential. I began my career in the music industry, successfully managing indie hip-hop artists for many years. But during that time in my life I knew I had more to offer. Forgoing the traditional film school route, I began educating myself on all creative, technical, and business aspects of the process of becoming a filmmaker and never looked back.
What is your business all about?
I am the founder and CEO of Antoine Allen Films. Antoine Allen Films is an award-winning independent production company that produces and distributes its own films. We pride ourselves on creating films that reflect the diversity of the human spirit.
What made you take the leap into entrepreneurship?
I’ve seen a lot of people in this entertainment industry. Just being a piece on a chessboard and not really having any power because they are always begging for a seat at the table. I did not like that. So I made sure I put myself in a position of power. It’s way better to build your own table and validate yourself.
How do you differentiate yourself from others in your field?
I do a lot of things most people don’t do. For example most people in my field don’t reach their full potential. Not because they are not talented. It’s because the film industry is the most rejectional industry ever. You will get 100 no’s. Before you get a yes. Since I work on building my confidence and work on myself as a human being, no person can break me. I truly am a big advocate of working on yourself aka self care. I grew up in a toxic environment; So I know how much words can hurt, So I made sure to work on myself. I know some really talented people but the rejection and fear stop them from reaching the greatness they have inside them.
It was amazing to learn some of the film making insights from Antoine Allen. We hope reading his answers has helped you to make plans and implement the strategies to your own company/ filmmaking career. To get additional tips, reach out to him via his official website: https://www.antoineallenfilms.com/
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