Congratulations to one of the Platinum winners out of the hundreds of submitees of our Spring film festival!
Leaving behind the corporate world at age 38, David Flint, an original Michigander, trekked across different states of the U.S. to finally find his home in the heart of the entertainment world, Los Angeles. When questioned about this dramatic transition in his life at a time where most people of the same age want to settle down, David honestly answers that despite his corporate background, he never excelled in it.
By setting a time limit for himself, David Flint decided that the time was now or never to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and enter the entertainment world. After initially enrolling in
Robert Rusler’s acting school in Hollywood for a period of time (where he is now teaching on Tuesday nights), he decided to move to New York in search of greater opportunities. In the city of the Big Apple, David often worked for weak directors in which he shyly reveals that he “basically told them what to do and took their jobs away from them.” This move to New York opened up the
doors of a whole new world for him. Rather than chasing jobs as an actor, he acknowledges that he’s now chasing the money. Unable to juggle both the acting scene and the filmmaking, David ultimately let go of his acting dreams. While acting didn’t necessarily turn out to be his true calling, directing quickly replaced that spot. Dedicating a lot of time to learn more about this field, David claims that if he had “lived and breathed in school class as he had when studying cameras,” he would now be a doctor.
His short film “Dysgensis” that claimed an award in the FAME-US film festival is a dark, eerie one that dramatizes the devastating and heartbreaking effects that drug use has on family, relationships, and life. “Dysgenesis” follows the relationship of Charlie and Amber who are addicted to the use of heroine. Even after Amber becomes pregnant, the addiction never ends. The title itself is a precedent of the gruesome events that will come.
While the short film is still being awarded its rightful prizes, David has moved on to even greater projects. He reveals that in the near future he wants to make a feature film. Before, that goal might
have seem so far-fetched because he didn’t have anything then to demonstrate his potential. But now he is slowly equipping himself to show the world his true talent.