We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexander Wolf and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexander, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
NEVER EVER EVER EVER GIVE Up On Your DREAM!!!!! Sounds Simple, and something you get in a fortune cookie or see on your Facebook feed, but the action of saying those words has power! When starting my Company (Floki Entertainment) with nothing but a dollar and a dream, that I chased into the devils nightmare, and ended up riding the storm and made it out with a lot of heart and hustle! Though homelessness, losing everything, & everyone, my whole world! My back was getting pretty leathery from my friends stabbing me in it,and by the time of the global pandemic “Corona Virus” when you needed to be inside quarantined, I was on skid row with no mask and no food, nowhere to go, ready to give up, but some voice in my head kept pestering me and reminding me to Never Give Up! and because i said those words, and continued to remind myself that this was not just a hobby or a quick money scheme, but a career and a talent that could take me all over the world with no limitations to the things I could accomplish and places it could take me and the only person who could stop that would be myself! it is 2020 and no one does anything but scroll, comment, like or share, & we are in the era of media networking and social distancing and the masses are so desperate for content we go to any lengths it seems to be attention grabbing maniacs! You can get paid to edit film direct for any genre and my priority is Never selling out to what other people expect or are doing because if I do, I gave up and just am a carbon copy and lost my creativity and drive to keep evolving! The reality that I will become the next Steven Spielberg,Quentin Tarantino,Martin Scorsese,John Waters, or have brand new cars, millions of fake accounts that are following me on social media sites, or a mega mansion in Calabasas, having late night food fights with the kardashians and the Biebs vs me and Drake. Those things will not define whether I am successful or not, and even though I would love to have all that, and even though some days I can’t even feed myself and humbly pan handle when I need to, take the bus, ride byrd scooters like im snowboarding through traffic,walk from place to place and use my clients phone for the DJI app to fly my drone, I still refuse to and will not give up! The pursuit to create media content and Direct & Film Videos for money, or just for fun, I can say I have had success and failures and losses and because I am doing something I love to do and can help someone else, while still being able to be creative, be passionate, and help them with their brand, goal or dream, that is very satisfying for me and I Will Keep Going and enjoy it with such a passion it no longer become work ! To confidently tell my client I can give them a final product the next day instead of weeks/months and have full control that I have no control and go with the flow and my clients trust my process and believe in me and my ability It is my favorite thing! and am honored to get to hit the record button and try not to fall out of cars getting a shot or drop my camera in pools or hit my clients houses with my sketchy drone shots and ability and discpline to not give up and stay humble and frothy and try different things through it all I actually lost to much and put it all inn so many times Giving up isn’t even allowed! I still enjoy and get pumped to watch different videos and see how other Directors and filmers create, and have an entirely different concept style an approach in making videos, with huge budgets, insane lighting and inspiring ideas that makes it fun and get my creative juices going and I can’t give up!!! I have so many ideas and concepts I wanna try!! So many places brands & people I wanna work with! So even in all the troubles and dark places I have seen,I can be sure I will find a plug to charge my computer, or get on someones wifi to upload my video to my client! So if its for a mega influencer with a blue check by there name or just for myself to watch on the bus annoying the rest of the passengers, Being creative and different and not sweating the small stuff will allow me to Never Give Up and treat it all the same!.The most recent time I almost gave up while being homeless, I was shooting a music video on melrose and ran into this Giant Man with predator dreads, and a crazy determined look in his eye, holding a mirror and camera who told my client to hold his mirror and started taking pics and I had never seen that before and was drawn to his creativity found out he also was a director and was homeless for 27 years, his name was Bumdog and he was creating and using what he could to make a living and Bumdog invited me to a private screening of his second film “Tarantino’s Basterds: The Homeless Filmmakers of Hollywood” I had shoot that evening and couldn’t stay for the whole film, I was filming in Downtown a music video with Cnote_1300, but remember the firebumdogs film lit for me, and a feeling like I figured it out!! Money or getting a budget was the common theme for this awesome display of directors in LA using what we have, to accomplish what we want, and I remember pulling bumdog outside, thanking him for inviting me, and showing me that even with nothing and no one, I was not special and there are so many inspiring and creative filmmakers in Los Angeles that have to figure out ways to create with our network and creativity and telling him I know all these locations and people who owe me favors and ideas for films we could do and He looked at me with like im crazy, and told me to checkout his School for film, and lets come up with something tomorrow he needed to get back inside to his screening, Finding people and things to remind me that this is what I love and want to do is something I am grateful for and Google Floki Entertainment and WITNESS the diversity and body of work I have Accomplished with pure HEART n HUSTLE!!! Filmer/Editor/Director/Marketing/Drone Pilot/Location Scout/WolfamongSheep and No Staff/ Budget/ Homeless most of the time and unable to even charge my camera/computer and running on the saying NEVER GIVE UP!!!! and WAIT TILL I GET MY MONEY RIGHT!!!! even if I don’t, I still won🥳 because if you don’t believe these words you just read, Google Floki Entertainment, checkout the talented and unique clients I have had the privilege to work for and thanks for your time!! and I never gave up! – IG ALEXANDERWOLF333 You will bask in the shoutouts of verified feeds one moment, be shattered on the bots the next. What makes you … you did in Los Angeles. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you”. The Count of Monte Cristo/Floki
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Filming and editing my own music videos! Got to this point in my career after many fights at my grandmas weekly bingo games and the flower industry was getting stuffy so decided to move back to the country roads of Agoura Hills and leave Holllyweird, get a black picket fence, a gf, who together we were mr and ms smith in our own place, and the hardest lesson I had to go through that today makes me able to walk down Figahoa juggling a flamethrower chaainsaw wearing red, black and blue and so calm it freaks out the cops and the robbers.I want the world to know that I sat down and really nailed the first question this is just extra for my day 1’rs (all 3 n a 1/2 of you) I see you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
welcome to ZanderZone tours!!! we have a long day ahead of us so keep up or ill be driving your rental car faster that vin diesel at race wars talking shit to Johnny Tran, screaming out the window;” I NEVA NARKED ON NO1″ as your gf is holding onto dear life and your shitting your lil panties as well don’t front!! any who watch this and see the action the jam packed day with Flokayyyyy — https://youtu.be/PLb8mHV0i_Q Above is a LINK !! COPY THAT HTTPS;//youtubelinkDOITTOSEEWHATWEDOHERETOURISTS and paste it in your browser! +FLOKI ADVENTURES are not responsible for any psychological or physical damage that might occur and we will 100% back you up if the locals are getting touchy unless your throwing it and tuck that chain and tell your “Love” to put on sweats and a hoodie! *8hr packages include a packed lunch!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Huge shout out to all my talented clients I have worked with, all the drive thru’s that hook me up late night when I do no cash walk ups! and last but not least the voices in my head, usually my parents, telling me to Never Give Up