Today we’d like to introduce you to Pierre St Jean Jr.
Pierre, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
About two years ago today, I put in my two weeks notice for a job that, at the time, was pretty stable. I had no idea how things were going to turn out. Whether I was going to succeed or fail, I knew I would never forgive myself if I didn’t take a leap of faith. Finally in January of 2018, with the support of my loving parents Pierre Sr. and Gesula, I packed up everything I owned and moved down to South Beach to attend the New York Film Academy. Two years later, I can say wholeheartedly that I am right where I am supposed to be.
Since attending the New York Film Academy, my experiences thus far have molded me into the filmmaker that I am today.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
With anything you chose to pursue in life, you’re going to have resistance along the way. I am no exception to this. I’ve made some pretty bad films, I’ve been fired from productions, and I’ve let people down. Even on a personal level, I’ve had heartbreak, sleepless nights, and I may have one or two nervous breakdowns along the way (I say this lightheartedly, but I do take mental health seriously).
Despite all of this, I take solace in the fact that this is all part of the path to success. You can’t expect to conquer a mountain without slipping a few times.
Please tell us about BlurdLifeVisuals.
The idea of BlurdLifeVisuals is based on thought that if you want to make art, make it unapologetically. In my case, I chose to make films about things that I fear, the things that break my heart, and things that force me to ask the tough questions in life. With BlurdLifeVisuals, my aim is the craft films about characters that don’t have a clear moral compass, but somehow make you want to root for them.
Over the past year since it’s inception, I am proud to be one of the few Haitian-American owned companies that can hopefully trailblaze a path for other Haitian-American filmmakers.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
It is my belief that starting over would’ve been a great hinderance to my growth as not only a creative but has a human being as well. All the lessons that I have learned, all of the successes and failures that I have had thus far have helped to shape the foundations that I stand on today. The only path is forward.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blurdlifevisuals/
Photo Creds go to Manny Davila (ig: @manniiie) Stills are from my new short film, Broken.