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

Hi Jeremiah, why did you pursue a creative career?
I chose acting because of the impact it can have on the audience. I have always loved film and TV. By saying that, there were many great performances over the years and all were inspiring. But Chadwick Boseman’s performance as Black Panther in Civil War was one of the deciding factors. It was the characters first appearance in the MCU which added the excitement but also, Chadwick’s decisions came from a place of strength and wisdom. The inspiration he gave to me, I’d like to do the same but for other people.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Coming from a sports background, Im not afraid of hard work; it does not frighten me nor deter me from the mission. I learned to not depend on motivation because that comes and goes like the wind. There will always be days when we do not “feel like” doing anything; it’s bound to happen at some point. Consistency is not easy but it’ll get easier if we stay on the path.

Also, I have learned that acting is a process. Luckily, my patience is probably my best attribute. I have always been a person to not rush through tasks; take my time and make moments my own. Life is beautiful and we’ll miss out if we rush through it.

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 give a shoutout to my family and close friends. This road is a very tough one; it affects you mentally and emotionally. We are faced with constant rejections whether its for a lead role or a background job. They have always supported me and had my back. The pandemic effected the industry heavily like others. The minds of other artists, like myself, began to wander into other professions because money was needed for me and my family. So, again I like to thank them for reminding me of my purpose and who I am.

Website: kibbsstudios.com

Instagram: __kibbs & kibbsstudios (personal and photography IG)

Image Credits
Headshots of me by Michael Roud. The rest of the photographs are taken by myself.

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