Interview- Steven-Charles Jaffe pt2

3052cIn the art and entertainment industries there is no such thing as job security. You have to prove yourself time after time to show that you still “got it”. Plenty of people in music, film, and visual art have made big hits, and then they seemingly disappear either because they couldn’t keep up with the pressure of creating more hits, or because a string of flops caused people to quickly lose interest. And when the interest goes, so does the money. There is no security. Everything is risk taking. Steven-Charles has played a role in producing some of the biggest grossing movies made, and even he will admit that when it came to getting backing for his documentary on cartoonist Gahan Wilson, suddenly people froze up on him. His intense faith in his friend and his inspiration is what made him put it all on the line to produce a documentary on Gahan Wilson’s life. The outcome: winning best documentary award at Comic Con.

Yet, even with big names and acclaim from audiences, he still has to prove the worth of his work.

Steven-Charles is now on a goal to raise $26k, about half of the original plan, and he’s already at $22k! He has a deadline of September 16th though, so the time is quickly approaching so  he can enter it into Academy Award consideration, and a few other licensing and promotional things to have it all in proper form. And even with the film’s acclaim, he still has to keep pushing. This is the side of creating entertainment that people don’t see.  The painstaking detail that needs to be made in not only making it, but then getting it in the public eye. The rejection throughout the process. The small miracles that mean so much when you have a vision. For Steven-Charles, and Gahan, there are multiple hurdles that have to be crossed for others to see your work. And somewhere along the line there is someone who may doubt you and say no, not realizing that any chance that is given could change someone’s life. Something seemingly strange or not commercial could speak to someone halfway across the world, inspiring a Stephen Colbert, a Bill Maher, a Guillermo del Toro, or a film producer like Steven-Charles. In this next section we see more of the winding road that Steven-Charles had to go through to get where he is now.

 

Part 2- #BornDeadStillWeird

– Playboy and Gahan Wilson

– Rejection

– Digging into the soul

– Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, and other miracles

– Where he is now

 

Bonus!

As stated earlier, Steven-Charles is on a dash to reach $26K by September 16th. Be sure to hit the website borndeadstillweird.com, and throw something in so he can make the finish line!

Check out the trailer below and get a glimpse of some of your favorite artists in it…

 

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