We had the good fortune of connecting with Neil Watson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Neil, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Being from a small island full of pride, family and hardships made me value the little things I was able to attain in my life. My upbringing was full of love and strict lessons which made me rebel against them and push me to forge my own path in my own way. Ive never taken a handout and I have always gotten everything I have with my very own determination and I am proud of that. These are the ways I push myself and my business as well as my creativity. Once I have a goal or an idea I chase it until I have attained it or completed my path towards it. This is what makes me who I am. My other side is very different and it compliments me well. I have always been a day dreamer with big ideas and I have always had one foot in the air and the other planted somewhat firmly for support. So with these 2 different views in life, I continue to strive and chase my dreams of telling stories through my films and my production company Film Dreams Inc
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a storyteller and daydreamer. I love creating worlds and bringing into them everyday characters based on experiences I have had in my life. I am interested in discovering the What Ifs of different types of people when they are placed in situations unfamiliar to them. This is one of the reasons I, along with my partner and fellow creative Veronica Smith, decided to create our own production company here in LA and call it Film Dreams Inc. We both enjoy telling our own unique stories and views of the world around us and having our own company keeps us from having to make any changes to our views. Film Dreams Inc. is also about creating images for clients who are in need of amazing visuals and storytelling to move their brand to the next level. Our company was formed to create and inspire creativity to all of the people we meet and work with. As of now Film Dreams Inc. has been actively producing content for 2 years. We are able to work with all kinds of budgets and clients and we handle all aspects of production from Concept to Filming, Post Production and Delivery.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Since being in LA is about the magic of movies for me, a visit from a friend would take us to everything that Hollywood can offer. From the depths of DTLA to the beaches of Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach and Venice. Food would be all over. Camping and travel to the north in Yosemite to sleep under the stars and Big Sur for a ride on the PCH.. If it was trip to Puerto Rico, then I would show them MY island as it was meant to be seen. From a coastal tour to the interior of the island and the beauty of the rainforests.. The food would be an eclectic local flare full of flavors from within. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate my story to my Family. My mother and sisters and my grandparents who have always been there for me every step of the way. To my Daughter Sydney Hope Watson, who is the reason I tell my stories so that she will see them and hopefully enjoy them. Finally to my partner and girlfriend Veronica Smith, she is the light that I constantly chase after, the support that keeps me moving forward and the love that keeps me alive.