We had the good fortune of connecting with Wil Crown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Wil, why did you pursue a creative career?
Since my childhood, film has been my therapy. As a young boy I remember watching “THE OUTSIDERS” repeatedly in an attempt to string together some semblance of the drama in my own life. The soundtracks to the films I watched became the soundtracks to my life. So it made sense that, after starting a career in the world of business, I had to return to my true therapy, the only place where everything made sense… the movies.
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.
As an Actor I believe that I have the most important work in the world: to reflect all of the different shades of the emotion spectrum to the world around me. As a Writer/Director, I’ve always had a passion for story telling in a way that makes a lasting impact. The hardest part in getting to where I am today was learning to trust and make choices for myself not solely based on what others expected of me but firstly based on what I wanted my life to look like. I don’t like to talk about my work. I’d prefer it speak for itself. Keep an eye out for Wil Crown and Coronation Cinema in 2021 and beyond.
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?
What I love about Los Angeles is that it has everything you could want all in one package. I like to call it my urban jungle. I’ve always been enamored by nature and trees in particular. So when friends come to the city I like to blow their mind by taking them on an early morning hike followed by a some kind of hipster-esqe vibe coffee and pie at the REPUBLIC OF PIE in NoHo followed by a drive through the Silver Lake area. Nowhere I’ve ever lived has a sunset that compares to ours so after enjoying that we’d head over to THE PERCH for rooftop drinks. Sounds like the perfect day!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to thank my mother. As a single mother with five children, my mom somehow always found a way to make each and every one of her children feel unique and especially loved. She is the source of all that is creative in me and I’m so very grateful to God for entrusting me to her care. To my two kids… because of you I have a hunger to succeed not only for myself but to show you that anything is possible if you’re willing to plan out your vision, work your butt off, and always believe. I’d also like to thank my partner and best friend… the one who understands me even when I don’t understand myself and encourages me to always push forward, never settling for second best. You’re my heart and I truly love and appreciate you.
1st & 2nd images – Director James Hyatt & DP Eiton Almagor in film RAVISHING.