By: Kelsey Hubbard
Christian Anderson first set foot in a re:imagine/ATL program earlier this year. Christian attended The Green Room summer camp and says that it was the best two weeks of his life. He has also attended monthly workshops. Today, Christian is a content creator all on his own and creating amazing work. I got the chance to ask him a few questions about what he’s been up to.
What are you working on?
Recently I just started my own freelance film company called Ultra Blast Studios. We create short films and do big-time projects for other corporate companies, small events, big events such as weddings, and more. I've just finished a documentary called Making Money Moves that I plan on entering into the Atlanta Film Festival, with another short film that I just finished production on and will be releasing sometime in October [which is] called Alien Hunter. Eventually, I plan on shooting my first full length feature film next summer with real actors and a real crew.
Why did you decide to create this company?
I decided to create my own movie studio because, as being a 16-year-old kid who can barely drive, [I have] a dream to open myself up to the community by creating the unimaginable. I feel like if I set big goals for myself and accomplish these goals, I can be able to be a voice for other teens who can change their community as well. I have two quotes that I live by. One of them is by one of my favorites screenwriters/directors Tyler perry; “It doesn't matter if 1 million people tell you what you can't do or 10 million tell you no, if you get one yes from God that's all you need.” With that being said, the team of Ultra Blast Studios are all like dream chasers and by being dream chasers we would like to make your dream come true by telling your story through the center of our lens. Ultra Blast Studios where the blast is in the cast.
How do you feel that re:imagine/ATL’s programs have helped you in the long run to create your own work, or simply in your everyday life?
These programs have helped me reach and expand my true creative side in filmmaking and mastering the art of storytelling. I met new friends to help me with my film projects and become apart of my creative team. The re:imagine community has really helped me grow into the filmmaker I am today and I can't wait to continue doing more and more big things.
If you want to check out Ultra Blast Studios, check out their website: ultrablaststudios.com