We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Gauthier Raad. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Gauthier below.
Gauthier, appreciate you joining us today. Was there an experience or lesson you learned at a previous job that’s benefited your career afterwards?
What I have learned so far is that nothing comes without taking the risk. Sometimes risk is going and talking to a person. Other times risk is going somewhere where we don’t want to go, risk is going out of our comfort zone, risk is challenging your fears, risk is challenging the voice in your head, risk is believing in yourself even when other people don’t, risk is driving somewhere you are familiar with, risk is sending your CV to that job…
What I have learned so far is that without the risk that I have taken so far, I wouldn’t have arrived where I am today. Even when the vision was unclear.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your background and context?
Creative Producer and Filmmaker offering 10+ years of experience creating impactful, fresh, and innovative video content. Skilled content creator with a natural talent for storytelling and the capacity to handle technical editing, business operations and team leadership requirements. Successful at taking concepts and producing exceptional products. Team-oriented and tactical with a strategic approach to managing diverse requirements. Fluent in 3 languages and have worked on film projects in multiple countries.
Can you tell us about a time you’ve had to pivot?
Sometimes you don’t have to react. Sometimes, not reacting is the best choice to do.
Sometimes, not reacting is the best answer to give.
People will say and do anything and everything they want because they can. It is MY responsibility to filter their words and actions and to learn from them.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
When I first wanted to create the first film festival I manage which was 8 years ago, my main financial sponsor desisted. My main financial sponsor who was providing the money to create a big film festival and a free venue for the film festival withdrew from the project for financial reasons and that was 2 months before the film festival. For people working in events, they can understand how difficult it is to get a new venue in few weeks before the film festival, especially during summer. In addition to the venue, we had to change all of our marketing materials including the posters and the communication material… It was HELL.
But guess what, I promised myself that this event will happen and it happened. Not only did it happen, but it was also amazingly successful!
Never stop believing in yourself.
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Fantasy Film Festival 2022