Introducing Aaron Hubbard
Aaron Hubbard is one the most talented and thoughtful creators writing for Moviepilot. I've been extremely blessed to have the chance to interview him. He's a totally awesome guy, everyone! Anyways, he's always publishing great content and making Moviepilot a happier place. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the talented, amazing Aaron Hubbard!
1. How did you get involved with Moviepilot?
I got involved with Moviepilot whenever I got frustrated how little activity my articles were getting on a website called hubpages. I really enjoy writing, it’s an avenue of releasing stress for me and it’s one of the only things that I feel I do very well at. Obviously, there’s room for growth, but I love writing and I never want to stop. I also like to share my writing with others, so whenever hubpages wasn’t working out, I just began to google for more writing sites that might be more specific to my interests and where I could talk to people to share my passions. Lo and behold, I discovered Moviepilot and haven’t wanted to leave since.
2. How long have you been writing for Moviepilot?
I started writing for Moviepilot back in November of 2014. It’s been amazing how much Moviepilot has given to me and done for me in just that short amount of time (it’s been less than a year).
3. Why do you enjoy writing for Moviepilot?
It’s rewarding writing for Moviepilot, not just because of the prizes you can win or the gifts that may randomly show up on your doorstep. The staff are so encouraging and so engaging; they really boost your morale and really inspire confidence in this talent that we all strive for on Moviepilot.
4. What's your favorite kind of article to write and why?
I love speculation/theories, mostly because when you really put a lot of thought into it, it shows that you are seeing things beyond the surface. It’s like the writers of those articles are architects, building something cohesive that could really be a plausible reasoning behind whatever they’re writing about whether it’s movies, games, comics/books. I like to write those kind of articles most.
5. What's the most memorable thing you've done with Moviepilot?
The most memorable thing I’ve done with Moviepilot would have been just a few weeks ago when I was flown out to Los Angeles to see a pre-screening of ‘Ant-Man’ on the Walt Disney Studios backlot. Between seeing this huge Marvel movie that isn’t even out yet, getting to meet some other popular writers/youtubers that I enjoy, interviewing actors like Michael Pena, and just getting to experience LA for the first time was so amazing. So grateful for that experience and I can’t wait to do it again if the opportunity presents itself.
6. Who is your favorite actor and why?
It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite actor, but I love people who get into character to the point that you might not even recognize them in all the movies they’ve done. If I had to choose the first name that came to mind, I’d have to choose Gary Oldman just because of how amazing it is to see this man’s range in his acting abilities. You put three screen shots of him from three different movies and you’ll barely be able to tell it was him. He’s so passionate! If I was to ever become an actor, I’d definitely look to that man as an inspiration and acting mentor.
7. What is your favorite movie and why?
‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. I can’t choose just one because all three movies make up one cohesive story. It’s an amazing story of hope and fighting for what is right. Even when things get very, very dark, there is still a struggle to not lost yourself to the darkness. As a Christian, I really identify with this because there is so much in the world that tries to stifle the light of Christ in my own life but I keep fighting and standing for what I believe in. I always look for the spiritual aspect of any movie that I watch.
8. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Batman is my favorite. He’s unrelenting. He’s smart. He’s human. I love the fact that one of the coolest superheroes ever created isn’t really that super. He’s just a man doing things because of his convictions and his belief in what’s right. I love the fact that he can stand next to (or up to) characters like Superman and not be out of place. You couldn’t make a movie about any other mere human being going up against Superman the way they are next year with ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. One might argue that Lex Luthor does what Batman does when they fight Superman. But with Lex, there’s an expectancy that he’s going to lose. With Batman, there’s no telling what will happen. Plus, he’s got the greatest villains, the great video games, and the greatest trilogy of any superhero to date.
9. If you had to pick one alternate hobby/career besides writing for Moviepilot, what would it be?
I would love to write my own comic books based on a character of mine called ‘Iron Angel’. There’s so much that I wish I could do with that but I don’t have the know-how to write a comic, nor the artistic skill to draw (or the friends who have the ability), or the road to that possibility. But I dream of it sometimes. I also have a desire to write a scifi/fantasy epic series.
10. Is there any advice you can give to those who are just joining Moviepilot?
Enjoy the ride. You’ll receive a surprising amount of support for your writing that you won’t get on any other website. Keep writing even when it feels like you can’t. Take part of the contests that Moviepilot puts out even if you won’t win because they challenge you to think outside the box. There’s so much to gain and learn from writing on Moviepilot.
So there you have it! How awesome is that? Wouldn't you love to write for Moviepilot? Well you can!
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Remember to stay awesome, keep writing, and be creative!