Frame Your Passion. Narrate Your Story. Pursue Your Purpose.

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Frame Your Passion. Narrate Your Story. Pursue Your Purpose.

Join J's Journal for weekly insights on filmmaking and life. Each entry brings you practical advice, inspiring stories, and creative strategies, straight to your inbox.

Current Focus

My attention is occupied with investigating innovative strategies to optimize our presence and performance in the film industry.

Current Project

At the moment, I'm in the process of reshaping the way filmmakers engage with the world. This transformation is being driven by advancements in technology, innovative marketing strategies, and my personal passion. While it's a work in progress, I'm confident you'll be in the loop once it's ready to launch.

Reading

I'm diving into "Damaged But Not Destroyed" by Mike Todd, which underscores that regardless of our past mistakes or the difficulties we've faced, our inherent, God-given worth remains indestructible.

Fitnes Regime

Every Sunday, I engage in workouts with my SoulFit community. This helps me stay prepared for the week's challenges and diverse responsibilities. It's been quite the introspective journey.

Listening to

Chances are my earpods are in and the noise cancellation mode is selected. I'm more than likely listening to any of the latest releases from Elevation Worship

Travel Plans

I don't know when just yet, but I do have my eye set on spending atleast 4 weeks at the Bali Time Chamber down in Indonesia. If your down, send me a message.

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Q3 2023

July-September 2023: A Quarter of Creative Pursuits, Collaborations, and Cinematic Explorations

Recent Commercial Work

I had a really fun time working on several commercial shoots recently. 'Plezi', 'Play Alberta', and 'Knix' were not just projects, but adventures filled with laughter and camaraderie. Each day on set was a new, fun experience. These shoots gave me both professional growth and cherished memories. Can check them out below.

Empowering Revelations

I was recently introduced to ISI - Iron Sharpens Iron, a unique platform for black men focusing on accountability and breakthrough communication. Drawing inspiration from the proverb 'Iron Sharpens Iron,' it's a haven where men uplift each other, no matter their circumstances. In this safe space, every member is encouraged, heard, and understood.

Listening to

Lately, I've been deeply engrossed in the podcasts hosted by Alex Hormozi, a renowned figure in the digital realm. His insights and expertise have been incredibly enlightening. Additionally, Iman Gadzhi has been another influential voice from whom I've gained substantial knowledge. Over the past few months, the wisdom shared by both these experts has significantly broadened my understanding of the digital landscape.

Hoop Dreams Realized

I had the honor of being invited to the 1st Annual BATTLEGROUND Celebrity Basketball TIFF Event. This event was not only about basketball but also a meaningful cause, raising awareness for the fight against cancer.

Fitnes Regime

Inspired by one of my non-related twin pastor Charles Metcalf III, I discovered a newfound passion for road biking. His enthusiasm and dedication to the sport ignited a spark in me. This zeal led me to not only embrace the activity but also to achieve significant milestones. Among them was completing my first 100km ride, a memorable experience shared with close friends.

Q2 2023

Log of my activities, projects and interests from April to June 2023

Quarter Highlights

This year marked a significant milestone in my professional journey. I was honoured to receive a CSA Award for my dedicated work on 'The Porter,' a project that was both challenging and rewarding. This recognition from the industry was a testament to the countless hours, creativity, and collaboration that went into bringing the story to life. Additionally, my efforts were further acknowledged with a nomination for a CSC Award, another prestigious accolade in the field. These achievements not only validated my commitment to excellence but also motivated me to continue pushing boundaries and striving for greater heights in my future endeavors."

Watching

I began watching 'The Chosen,' which deeply resonated with me. Its portrayal of Jesus Christ's life rekindled my passion for filmmaking. The series highlighted the film industry's power to inspire and touch hearts. It has renewed my drive to be part of impactful storytelling.

Listening to

When Tiffany Hudson sings, it's as if the heavens have opened up and graced us with the voice of an angel. Her melodies resonate deeply, touching the very core of one's soul. For me, her song wasn't just another track in a playlist; it became an anthem.

Family Time

I took a memorable trip to Calgary to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. It wasn't just a visit; it was a heartwarming reunion filled with tears, joy, many shared memories, and the comforting aroma of traditional holiday dishes by my brother Chef Foote. Being surrounded by loved ones in the familiar setting of my family home made the occasion even more special.

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Voices of Vision

Throughout the year, I had the opportunity to share my insights and expertise by participating in several speaking engagements. Among these, two notable events stood out: the 2023 Members Lounge Panel and the OBJX Panel.

Q1 2023

What I was up to in the beginning of 2023 — January to March

Project Focus was

I started attending The River Worship every Tuesday, where I felt a deep connection with the Lord and received insights into the blessings He had in store for the upcoming year. This spiritual journey inspired me to establish The Prayer Warriors Community.

Fun Activities

I became actively involved in the motorcycle community by regularly attending Motorcycle Bike Nights. These events became a highlight of my week, offering a chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, showcase my bike, and immerse myself in the vibrant culture of motorcycling.

TMI

I took a significant step in my dental health journey by undergoing a wisdom teeth removal procedure. The decision came after consultations with my dentist, who recommended the extraction to prevent potential complications. The recovery period gave me some time to rest and reflect, and while the experience was a bit daunting, it was a necessary step for my overall well-being

I took a significant step in my dental health journey by undergoing a wisdom teeth removal procedure. The decision came after consultations with my dentist, who recommended the extraction to prevent potential complications. The recovery period gave me some time to rest and reflect, and while the experience was a bit daunting, it was a necessary step for my overall well-being.

Work

I had the privilege of being involved in the Ministry Of Finance Shoot, a significant project that garnered widespread attention. This commercial was not just another assignment; it was a comprehensive experience that allowed me to collaborate with the amazing Directing Duo: The Perlorian Brothers and contribute to a project of great importance. The feedback and recognition from this project were overwhelming, further emphasizing its impact and reach."

Listening to

This song basically set-up my year. Endless loops of repeat, bags of wet napkins and a whole lot of spiritual growth was made to this incredible worship song by William McDowell. Thankyou Lord for this man.

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