We had the good fortune of connecting with Aiden Call and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aiden, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
One of the most important factors behind my success is easily my drive to keep going in the face of any hardship or doubt. Throughout my entire career, I have found myself going above and beyond that of my peers in order to follow my passion and build my brand. In many instances, I have led the way for others to grow alongside myself. The reason I possess this drive is all due to a positive mindset and a high self confidence. When you’re an actor, the brand you are building is your name. It’s important to recognize that when you carry yourself, and especially when you interact with other people. Anybody who has met me will tell you that I believe that being confident in yourself and your abilities is the key to being successful. It may not be the easiest thing for someone to pick up on right way. However, I find that if you look at it as a skill that you can develop over time, it makes for a much more achievable goal. Having the trust in myself to take leaps into opportunities that may be a little out of my comfort zone have allowed me to explore avenues of work that I did not think were possible. Truth be told, I just wish I had pushed myself sooner.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started off by working in the news studio at my high school’s career center. I wasn’t sure what exactly it was I wanted to do, but I knew that the control room was an awesome place. Later, I went on to air talent as well as becoming a part of the producing team for the newscast and held the position for the rest of my high school career. The experiences I had in that class encouraged me to continue my education at the University of North Texas. While at UNT I began to realize the opportunities I had open to me in the field of acting. For me, acting always was a second priority to the more realistic skills that could get me working in a news studio. After meeting other individuals in the field, I decided to just jump into it and see where the route would take me. Since then, I have been pursuing my passion by helping to create films with my friends and building my network with others in the Dallas area. It’s been a fun ride so far, I love meeting new people who are just as passionate as I am. People who possess that same motivation to help bring stories to life through this complicated art form with so many moving parts. I think it’s also important to mention that I have hardly scratched the surface of my potential in this community. I still am active in videography work and commercial filmmaking, as well as constantly exploring all types of creative media. Where others may settle, I always want to strive for the next step in my work. Looking back on where I started, I think that it’s safe to say that I’ve made fantastic progress and am on track to make much more.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
On of my favorite spots (although its a little outside of Dallas) is the new Grandscape area that’s just popped up in The Colony. It’s not far from where I live and it’s a very nice place to eat and hangout. In Dallas, one of my favorite hang out spots is Waterproof on the Statler in Downtown Dallas. It’s an exciting area with a fantastic view of the city and nothing but good memories. It would certainly be the place to go if I was showing someone around. Despite that rather luxurious location, I am not at all opposed to keeping things casual.
There’s something nice about just having a drawn out conversation with long time friends at a place like Texas Roadhouse. You just can’t beat those rolls.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say that the biggest factor that pushed me into what I do today was the Audio/Video Production class that I took my sophomore year of high school. The mentorship that I received from my instructor, Brandon Jackson, and the friends that I made in that class certainly propelled that driving force to pursue bigger and better things. I also had the support of my parents, who allowed me to follow what I was passionate about. As well as my high school friends, who have always stood by me.