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

Hi Truitt, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
It’s always felt impossible for me not to pursue a career in filmmaking. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had this pull or tug towards creative storytelling that I can’t ignore, and if I tried to ignore it I think it would drive me crazy. Ultimately, filmmaking and storytelling for me is all about self-expression and communication. I want to communicate my thoughts and feelings to an audience, and I want them to understand and feel the things that I feel. It’s always been a large part of who I am and what I believe my purpose is.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I graduated college in 2020 and started working in production that summer. COVID was in full swing so it made for ideal working conditions (sarcasm). I PA’d on a ton of commercials, learned a lot of valuable lessons, and met a ton of really talented people. I was also pursuing my own career as a writer/director, so I had my hands full trying to juggle PA work and my own projects at the same time.

For the past few years now, I’ve been making short films and working on commercial projects as a writer/director. Since 2021, I’ve written and directed five short films, one of which was nominated for Best Short Film at the Dallas Independent Film Festival. Last year I made a proof of concept short film for a feature titled, “Loralie.” My team and I have put together a really great production plan for it, and right now we ‘re in the process of finding the funding to go and make it!

As any filmmaker could tell you, it’s an extremely challenging industry. The mountain to climb is so high and so steep, but it feels like my purpose to climb, even if I never make it to the top. Film really is an inescapable passion. I’ll always have a story to tell, and I know I’ll always have the drive to tell it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, Deep Ellum is always an adventure for sure. And downtown Fort Worth has some really cool spots. But to be honest, there’s something about Denton that I’ve always loved. It’s got a certain charm to it, especially around the square. There’s also this speak-easy in that area that I just think is the coolest.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My 8th grade writing teacher, Mrs. Trouart. At the beginning of my 8th grade year, all I wanted to do in her class was mess around with my friends. By the end, she had me passionately writing ten page stories. Ever since then, I haven’t been able to stop writing.

Website: https://tglover-portfolio.squarespace.com

Instagram: @truitt_glover

Image Credits
Tiana Farina

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