Snapshot: Nadia Osman
There is no end goal to reach. There is no mountaintop to climb and then you've "made it"—there are just more mountains.
Snapshot: Mishki Vaccaro
As humans, we have a need to express ourselves. And at the most fundamental level, as artists, it's why we do what we do.
Snapshot: Molly Vogel
I fought back in my own little ways, like dressing as the macabre Angel of Death for “Bible Character Day.”
Snapshot: Alice Airoldi
There is also an unhealthy obsession with "natural talent," making it somehow more meaningful than hard work, and this has never sat well with me.
Snapshot: Patrick Franklin
There is nothing more motivating than just observing human beings in the wild.
Snapshot: Kelsey Grace Pfiefer
I think all artists are inherently invisible problem solvers. We see an empty space in the world and want to fill it with our ideas, our images, and our stories.
Snapshot: Dan Williams
I have always sought to understand as many points of view as possible. I want to make these worlds accessible through empathy. To make them entertaining by surprising audiences and subverting expectations.
Snapshot: Erin Muroski
The only way I've found happiness in this crazy business is to build a solid friend circle of people who genuinely want to see me succeed and vice versa.
Snapshot: Josh Litman
There was a time when I was on the path to become a clinical neuropsychologist. But while I love learning about the brain and human psychology, I'm a storyteller at heart and, ultimately, had to follow my passion.
Snapshot: Bianca Ursillo
What I’ve come to realize over the years is that you have to stop looking outside yourself for validation.
Snapshot: Allison Mattox
"Much of my writing has centered on historical dramas, including a short film set in 1960s Appalachia and another in 1970s New York."
Snapshot: Heidi James
In writing, I am every character's voice—even the location's.
Snapshot: Jack Martin
I cherish the couple of hours in a theater when the phones are silenced, the lights are dimmed, and you’re completely immersed into another person’s world.
Snapshot: Edith Rodriguez
I don't believe in points of no return, I want to be an example that it's never too late to take action and go after what you want.
Snapshot: Lizz Marshall
It's okay if your creative flavor isn't for everyone, as long as you're telling your own truth—there is an audience that will respond to a genuine, well-told story.