About the time you read this Paula and I should be sitting in AT&T stadium in San Francisco, listening to Nancy Pelosi speak at our son Sam’s graduation. Sam is graduation with a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. We are proud. Very, very.
Sam is our only child. He always wanted to make movies, even from when he was just a little boy. Before he could write he would dictate movie scripts to us, which we had to write down exactly as spoken – next to the pictures he’d drawn to illustrate the action. He was a bossy director – but that’s kind of a plus in his chosen profession.
He hasn’t had any offers to direct a movie yet, but he does have a flourishing business filming weddings and corporate events. I know I’m his dad but I think the quality of his work is really exceptional. But don’t take my word for it – check out some of his stuff!
His business is called CDA Films, but he’s done most of his gigs in the Bay Area – in between class work. Somehow he’s managed to juggle full time school, sports, work and a personal life. I don’t know how he does it. Some of his weddings have been pretty high-end, which I would find incredibly stressful, but he seems to take it all in stride.
He’s planning on returning home for the summer. He’ll shoot weddings here, but also fly back to the Bay – or any other destination – as needed. He does his marketing online with sites that specialize in wedding arrangements. Technology makes it so much easier and way less expensive to get good leads – and to facilitate communication between him and prospective clients. He can fish in a lot of ponds all at once and just reel in the keepers.
He loves Coeur d’Alene, but he also loves his career, so there’s always the fear that he’ll end up living far away. I guess I should be glad that there is so much amazing technology available these days for keeping in touch. But will he make the time to sit down and talk to his parents on Facetime? Only time will tell.