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Check Out Ariana Garvin’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ariana Garvin.

Hi Ariana. We appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I’ve always wanted to be in a film. At first, as an actress. I would act out scenes from my favorite shows and dreamed of being on the Princeton Elementary School morning announcements. I got into behind-the-camera production in middle school, making the morning announcements, and that followed me through high school. After taking a TV production class in high school, I enrolled in Towson University’s film program and found I had a knack for producing. Now, I’ve found joy in helping people get what they need so they can focus on making their projects the best they can be.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been smooth?
It has been challenging getting my footing in the producer world. I grew up in a family where service to others is super important, so helping others wasn’t an issue. Having a strong work ethic also came quickly. Where things have been challenging is feeling incapable of doing the job. No one in my family had pursued a film career, so I didn’t have close family or mentors to seek counsel. It’s a new territory, and I’m finding that I must overcome my thinking every day and remember that I can and have done this.

Please tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others.
I’m a filmmaker. I specialize in producing and assistant directing. Most people know me just as someone who does films. I’m most proud of producing a web series called Command, which releases on November 18th on YouTube. It was my first time producing a series after doing shorts for a while, and I was glad it came out so well. I don’t consider myself anyone special. The way I see it, anyone could do what I’m doing. I will say I care about people. I don’t like people to feel excluded or unheard. I want everyone to be and feel equal.

We all have different ways of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success is done what God wants me to do. Above anyone else, it’s God’s approval I’m after. If he disapproves of me, I’m nothing.

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