DeMarcus L. Adams
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Who am I? A 25-year-old male? Student? Optimist? Enthusiast? Vegetarian? Or Innovator? I am all of these things, yet none of these things. I am just me. My name is DeMarcus Adams (DeMarcus Adams Media) and I am a Video Director/Filmmaker from Houston, Texas. I am very passionate about filmmaking and willing to put everything I’ve got towards the project. That to me is very important. It may not be part of the fad, being the clichéd kind of film that’s going to be successful. But there are filmmakers like me in different parts of the world that have a story they want to tell, and it’s a story that comes out of a certain historical reality within their own life. I am committed all the way and however long it takes, I stay very committed. Even now, I’m organizing films and videos, and whenever scriptwriting gets too tedious I go to my editing room and start to edit , even if I don’t have the full funding yet. I try to keep myself busy, and realize that best work is put forth when you like the subject matter. If I do it for other causes, other reasons, it doesn’t hold you for a long time. There’s no other way but struggling, forging ahead to do the film.
Describe your Dream Job
My dream job would be becoming a Movie Director for a major production studio and eventually my own Film Company. Nothing to ME would be better than being able to wake up everyday and continue to do what I love to do and that's move and motivate my generation through Digital Film and Video production. I want to create work that leaves a lasting impression on people even after the credits are done rolling.The best feeling in the world would be sitting in the back of the movie theater and having the audience laugh, cry, or gasp at something I've created.
What obstacles have you faced?
Life in itself, is/has been my biggest obstacle. I can sit here and go on and on about how I grew up underprivileged and had to go without many things that most people would consider basic necessities but I feel like those things alone has made me into the man I am today, From an early age I learned that materialistic things will break, be stolen and loss and easily replaced so why focus on them. The most important obstacle to which I am facing now and thus the reason you are even reading this is because I am still that underprivileged boy from my past with an undying passion and commitment to not only succeed in life but also see my dream come true and MAKE it my reality.
Why do you feel you have the passion and drive to succeed?
I believe not many young people are willing to pay the price of telling their own story. A lot of young black people in America would say to you that they are telling their story, but most of the films are like generic forms with the formulaic ideas of Hollywood. For any movement to emerge, it has to be innovatively independent and vastly unique from the mainstream cinema, and I don't see that much. Most young people make films to be accepted, to be discovered, when in fact that was the last idea that ever crossed my mind when I started filming. To be discovered is not my intention. My intention is to tell my story my way, and make my own mistakes and learn from film to film. These days, I don't see a visible independent movement that is by content and form and that is what I am trying to create and pass along to my generation and generations to come. My favorite quote is "I WILL NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, INSTEAD I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL."