We had the good fortune of connecting with Don-Dimitri Joseph and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Don-Dimitri, why did you pursue a creative career?
The pursuit of an artistic career wasn’t what I ever had in mind. In all honesty, I wanted to pursue sports and to an extent business, but in my life God had different plans. Within those plans, I learned that the arts were a part of it, and it was something I was pretty good at from a young age. If anything it wasn’t necessarily pursuing the arts, but pursuing Jesus and Him showing me His plans for me and in turn He built a passion within me to do this with all my heart. I really do have a love for the creative arts and that’s one way I think that I will be able to help people.
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 just created a TIkTok original series entitled “Sight of the Sun” and it follows the life of John who is uncommitted to any relationship that he gets in with the goal in mind to be with the most beautiful woman until he meets Stacy whose beliefs are quite different than his… This was a project that came to mind in April and got completed in July. I think what separates it, is that it’s one minute episodes, a series that is basically a microseries where it captures your attention and makes you want more. I’m really excited to see where this goes, working behind the scenes to make things happen and potentially get a TV deal for the show. Honestly making this project wasn’t easy, but I’m super thankful for the people that rallied with me to make it happen, and I believe that’s one thing that we need to make anything happen; community.
It took a lot of hard work, time, and money, But I believe that if I have faith for something, I’m going to put action behind it.
One major lesson I’ll share that I learned is that delegation is needed when working on projects that involve multiple people. Teamwork is vital and you’ll be able to do way more when you have a team.
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.
Day 1 Breakfast – Nibbles Grill
Right after that We hitting up Ponce City Market; to chill , walk around the area, grab some food, and hit up the scooters to ride around the vicinity.
As night approaches, go grab dinner at Marietta Diner,
Breakfast – Waffle House
Then go check out the mall (Lennox or Town Center)
Watch a movie
Order in food
Catch up, watch movies, play some games
Breakfast – Make breakfast (I’m a chef)
Do something they’ve been wanting to do
Dinner – Marietta Square and walk around the Square
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So many people I want to say thank you to! First off Jesus, because without Him I wouldn’t be where I’m at. My parents, especially my mom because she was the one to always support me, pray for me, and drive me to my first auditions when I didn’t have a car, My grandparents, the loves of my life. The church, Trinity church each pastor (Pastor Rich, Pastor Marcus Gonzalez, Pastor David and Linda Freeman, Pastor Terrance Wilson, and especially Pastor Cheno who started his church Greater Church in Acworth where I attend.) Each one of them spoke life into me, and Pastor Marcus believed in me when I sometimes had doubts about my comedic ability to perform in a stage play at church called Good Life which is one of the best plays ever! Pastor Cheno, allowed me to live with him and his family for quite some time allowing me to get things together financially and all around, which in turn makes me a better man. I want to say thank you to Jason and Allison Hodges for allowing me to stay with them as well when I first moved to Georgia, they literally are the best! I want to thank each servant leader that became friends, I want to thank Richardy Blanchard because she believed in my talent for my first ever stage play. I want to shoutout professor Weinberg who was my acting teacher in college. The great Jane Kelly, who I deeply respect and learned so much from while being part of her Actors Workshop of South Florida. Shoutout to the friends that I made in acting class, friends that I made at church, friends and brothers that I made at school, and definitely through the acting world. To my brother and two sisters; Luchi, Ade, and Alex I love yall. Y’all inspire me and make me want to do better, My cousin Mark, the broski for life, talented artist, I love you. My aunties who always have my back, my other cousins and uncles. My brothers that I made through IV; Reggie, Woodney, Jerry, Pat, got yall for life. My acting and film bros; Mike, Isaac, Izzy, Kors, Aygemang, Ben, AJ, and the list goes on. My brothers in Christ; Chaz, Mark, Auston, Austin, DJ, Emmanuel, Gio, Jordan, Mike, Josh, Bentley, Makindy, Quincy, and so many others that I’ve made along the way. My sisters in Christ; Madeleine Escarne (true sister), Candice, Marsha, Kim (she created so many pieces for me which I will always be thankful for) and my sisters at church. Thankful for each person at Greater Church (Carlos & Lillian, Alfonso & Mimi, Cheno & Lydia, Tommy & Nadia Hanane, Nkem, Nandzy, Isaac and all the wonderful people who make Greater, Greater), thankful for each person that picked me to be part of their projects; Kors, Evan (made a short film with her entitled “Linda Gets Justice” and thankful for the friendship we made), Keisha, Holly, Taylor, and so many more. Support is one of the most amazing things that anybody can provide, and for every single person that has supported me I say thank you! You know exactly who you are and I appreciate you a whole lot.
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