The bodybuilding filmmaker.
I make movies...and lift weights.
God+Film+Fitness+Dallas+Vision = Reidland.
Proverbs 29:18: "When there is lack of vision, the people cast off restraint."
Film has been my love and passion since I was about 12 or 13, just didn't necessarily know it completely at that point. But from my childhood, I was always setting up scenes and scenarios either with my stuffed animals, action figures, or just imagination while playing in the woods. I was always creating a story. One day while watching the behind the scenes of The Fellowship of the Ring, God spoke to me as clear as could be, "That's what you're going to be doing." "Well alright then," I said, "let's do it." I started writing a story that day. I've been chasing after film ever since then, with a vision and purpose in mind behind every decision along the journey, having a destination in mind, but letting God lead and work in me on the way there, which can sometimes certainly have surprise, or unexpected routes....Fitness.
I love fitness. It is, and always will be a part of my life. I immersed myself in it, knowing it was an area of my life I wanted to be excellent in, even if that meant for a period of time, it was the main focus, because I knew on the other side of it, my life would never be the same and it will continue to make me a better man, as well as inspire and motivate others to know it's not about getting a body, its about enjoying the journey up the mountain, then admiring it's beauty once you reach the top, but looking to the next mountain you've discovered, and are about to climb. Not to mention it was part of the process for a film I am going to make.
It's about story, character, and emotion. All of the tools used to make a film should enhance one, or all of those things. When they don't, you are reminded that you are watching a two dimensional, fictional, moving image. Thus, you are no longer immersed into the shoes of a character nor connected emotionally through the nuances that make us human, ultimately even if just for a moment, taking you out of the story. The best films, take you out of the story the least.