We had the good fortune of connecting with Jalen Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jalen, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want to be remembered for being me, flaws and all. I want my legacy to be that I left this world a little better for future generations. I want it to be that I created art that moved people and changed perception. Most of all I want to be an example that you can do what you want to do, that you can bounce back from anything.

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.
It’s been a hell of a journey so far to get to where I am and I’m barely scratching the surface of my potential I feel. My purpose is to entertain and change the world with my storytelling. Since high school, I’ve been making films and that’s my main passion. I for the longest thought that you can only have one purpose in this life but God can give you multiple ways to fulfill your purpose so for me that includes a few other things. For 5 years now I’ve been doing press junket interviews and getting to sit down with some of my acting/directing heroes so now that has turned into me creating my own platform and launching my podcast “Geeky Misfit Podcast” where I interview various people in the industry that I admire. We talk about topics like mental health, black lives matter, and a series of other topics. Now I have Geeky Misfit as a brand. My upcoming film “Please Say Anything” is under my production company “Geeky Misfit Production”. In a few weeks, we will relaunch Geeky Misfit Apparel. I honestly just want to do everything I ever wanted to do and now is the best time to do so.

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?
Oh man it would be the most random things. I love movies so that would be somewhere in the itinerary but I’m not much of a planner. I like going with the flow so we would probably end up in Downtown LA or somewhere in Long Beach at night with a few drinks in our system. I think the best things in life aren’t always planned. Those are the best adventures.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Anyone who genuinely loves me deserves a shout out. I’m an assortment of things both good and bad, as most of us are, so for me to be able to look at my life right now and know there are people who have nothing but love for me is something I try to not take for granted. We as people tend to take that for granted, if we have even just one person who loves us then we are living a rich life.

Instagram: @jalenjcoleman
Twitter: @jalenjcoleman
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6AE0H4JZOng7-CPjKAvH3g

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