ByRyan Chattaway, writer at

To say that I have a passion for cinema would be an understatement. When I was born, I blew the minds of the medical community when they found that I was born with millions of microscopic film reels in my blood. Since birth, the world of cinema has dominated my life.

Growing up, whenever I went to the doctor's office, they would prescribe me a high dosage of Blockbuster Video Free Rental coupons. The doctor told me to watch two films the first day and one film each additional day until I was completely healthy. Well, let's just say that even though Blockbuster Video is no more, my love of film has endured. When I was a teenager, I started to try and create films of my own. I borrowed different family member’s video cameras and made dozens of videos. I created short films, stunt videos, and I even remade "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" when I was 15 years old. It was a success by my standards! We had a viewing of the film at my sister's house and had 10-20 family members and friends there. When the end credits began to roll everyone started cheering. I knew this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. By the time I was 23, I had filmed weddings, profile videos for corporate professionals, and created videos that were viewed by countless church congregations all over northeast Florida.

In January of 2011, after taking a hiatus from making videos, I decided to start a YouTube channel so I could spread my love of film over the internet. When I started, I decided to set a few goals for my channel. The first goal was to reach over 1,000 subscribers. I never thought I would reach 50 subscribers and believed this was completely out of my reach. Another goal I set was to be accepted into the YouTube partnership program, which gives content creators the tools to reach a bigger audience. I almost gave up my first year because I didn't have enough views to reach that goal. My last goal was to build a portfolio of reviews that would allow me to join a film distribution studios press list which would give me the opportunity to review blu-rays and dvds before street release dates. These were goals that I set in order to keep my vision and motivation flowing. I never thought I would actually meet them. I thought wrong. As of January 2015, I have met all of those goals!

I look forward to my time here at MP!


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