We had the good fortune of connecting with Dezmyre Volmeus and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dezmyre, how do you think about risk?
You will never know your true potential until you have the courage to take risks. One of the biggest decisions I ever made was leaving Miami to pursue my career in the film industry. I am Haitian- American and at time it can be struggle to decide whether to please your parents by going after a career they feel like it’s safe for you or choose your own path. In the Haitian culture, the parents always expect you to become either a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Political Science and International Relations at Florida International University and was considering going to law school in order to fulfill their expectations of me. I got hired at North Miami Police Department and things were going exactly as my parents dreamt of. However, I had found the courage to leave it all behind and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue my dreams. I didn’t talk it over with my parents because I knew my mind was made up and was ready for the consequences. Taking risks is a bitter sweet moment. It is important to have a strong mindset and a strategy to win in order to prove you have what it takes to succeed. I can honestly say that I don’t regret taking that decision. The greatest feeling is being fulfilled in your purpose.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most proud of stepping out of my comfort zone to create my own projects. Film “Lost and Found” which I wrote, produced, directed, and starred in has been awarded to many film festivals. I didn’t think I had it in me to create such magic because I didn’t have any previous experience with writing or directing. I am forever grateful to the cast Kiki Haynes, Chidi Ajufo, and Ty McGee for their professionalism on set. The best part about creating the project was having my mom to assist with the casting process. There were some challenges with finance but I was determined to focus on the message I wanted to convey to the audience. The project have created more opportunities to network with other filmmakers, my status have change to award winning actor and filmmaker, and that is something I will forever be grateful for. By taking such risks boost the confidence to create more projects. I want the world to know that taking risks for what your heart desires is never a wasted time. You will either win or gain wisdom.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am a big Lakers Fan!!!!!! If my friends would to visit would definitely be at a Lakers game. My next favorite spot in the evening to chill is at the Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. The view is amazing!!! Lastly, you could never go wrong at taking a walk by Malibu beach. 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?
I am extremely grateful that God placed some amazing people in my life to keep me balance. I want to first dedicate a shoutout to my spiritual father Prophet Lovy Elias, my mentor Prophet Ej Newton for my spiritual growth. My mom, Clerda Cajuste and my father, Marc Nicolas Volmeus, are now my biggest supporters so shout out to them. Shout out to my amazing praying partner, best friend, and my better half Emmanuel Jouontso for constant support and encouragement. Lastly, shout out to every acting teachers, cast members and crew members, Facebook friends and family who donated toward my projects. shout out to the late Artricia Woods for helping me with passing the Mortgage license State Exam, May her soul rest in perfect peace. Big shout out to every film festivals that have acknowledged and rewarded my hardwork for my short film “Lost and Found”. I would like to personally thank Tyler Perry for paving the way because he’s the reason why I had the courage to step out of my fear to create my own projects.
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