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

Hi Demetri, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
for years As a child, I was unable to live a normal childhood or build a career for myself due to overcoming health problems and being in the children’s hospital repeatedly. around the same time when i was in high school it became my dream to be a celebrity. i decided to start an acting career as an actor, writer, director & producer to accomplish big things and as a way to create new ways to help empower others who’ve been through a rough road of similar circumstances

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.
i am an Actor, writer & stop motion animator in the Atlanta film industry. I’m a kind, wise, determined, inspirational, and empowering individual with special needs that doesn’t define me, however, it has helped me to become the person and actor I continue to work hard to be. I have an inspiring yet, very unique story about myself that many other special needs individuals may relate to. As a child, I was unable to live a normal childhood due to overcoming health problems and being in the children’s hospital repeatedly. Some people would wrongfully doubt my abilities by saying such things as “he won’t be able to do the same things as other people can do”, however, I proved the opposite. I developed many lifelong skills with determination to be the inspirational individual I am today. back in 2011 when I was in the 9th grade I was a lonely individual having a hard time recovering from my health issues which left me feeling lonely and unsure about what I was capable of doing. Then one day around the same time that year I decided to create hilarious videos and post them on YouTube just for fun. Those videos spread rapidly at my school and turned me into a popular individual. Due to some recurring and unforeseen health issues, the continuation of a few different schools became hard to manage as I was falling behind in my studies Then around the same time in 2013 I was able to transfer to another high school that provided me with a bit more help in bringing up my grades. With the support and encouragement of my family by my side, I was given the hope to keep working hard, not give up, and to believe in myself that I decided to work persistently to get where I wanted to go. I found more of my own strength in my capabilities for learning more and more about myself and my studies that one day in a meeting with one of my teachers, myself, and my family were informed that due to all my hard work I had earned enough credits to skip a couple of grades and graduate with the class of 2016. I decided after all my hard work in high school, that I have many things to offer the world including but not limited to my attentive efforts, determination, eagerness to succeed, and my uniqueness that I set my sites on my acting profession which has given me the chance to work on set of many film productions to start my acting career by becoming an actor, writer, director, producer and model. I’ve appeared in many films and television shows that include Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Long Haul, Life of the Party, Black Panther, Avengers, Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok, My Story of Sam, and Rampage. im so thankful for every experience ive always been blessed to accomplish since day one. I will continue to work hard with my determination and eagerness to learn and succeed along the way while inspiring and Empowering others in my community.

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?
on set of the film productions for sure. other than working on Set one of the places i really enjoy hanging out at is the social events & the movies

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First i thank God who created me into the person I’ve always have deserved to become since day one & guides me in everything I do. Also I would like to say thank you to my Family, friends & neighbors who’ve always been there for me no matter what. Thank you to my teachers, co-workers, mentors & supervisors, casting agency’s, casting directors & co-Stars who always believed in me, cheered me on over the years and helped me daily in achieving my dreams.

Website: https://demetrilandell.wixsite.com/website

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demetrilandell/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemetriLandell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demetrilandell

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhgzVugRzEfseD8wfQ-UFg

Image Credits
Erika smith

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