Sevan Poetry

Sevan Poetry

Filmmaker


Phoenix

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Was a professional magician.
Became a rapper.
Traveling Poet living in a van.
Real estate agent.
Ordained non-denominational minister.
Certified NLP life coach and public speaker.
Website designer, online marketer, and entrepreneur.
Photographer and filmmaker. :)
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
associates
Associate's Degree
Career

Career

Filmmaker

Filmmaker, Photographer, Interviewer.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Travel
Travel
Film
Film
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Wake up at 6 a.m. Edit my videos and photography. Exercise. Meditate. Eat healthy. Do online marketing. Catch up on social media. Spend time with loved ones.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Most of my experience came from actually putting myself out there in the field. Network with local filmmakers and photographers. Also, there is a LOT of amazing tutorials online that can teach you everything you need to know about filming, editing, interviewing, photography, etc. The world is in your hands!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Discover your passion and be willing to put it all on the line. Push through all the noise and listen to that inner voice that has been guiding you all along. Even if you make mistakes, you are at least living your version of life, rather than somebody else's. They did a survey with elderly people who were close to death and they said their #1 regret was not going after their dreams when they were younger. Time is the most valuable asset you have. Go for it now! Live in the moment.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should go to school, get married, and have children."

I almost fell into this trap myself. I got married & was being pressured to have kids. I then went on a spiritual journey to Thailand & found some clarity by simply being away from all the influences. I realized that even though there was nothing wrong with that vision, it simply wasn't the lifestyle for me. I since divorced from my wife (we're still best friends) and she understood. I am now creating the life that I want to live, not the life that my family was trying to create for me. #FREEDOM

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

As a teenager, my family was homeless and I slept on the streets. In my mid 20's, I went from owning a home to living in my van. And through the ups and downs, I've learned that wealth is just a state of mind & happiness is a choice.

Gangs / Violence
Gangs / Violence

As a teen, I hustled to make money. I was also homeless, so making money was even more critical. I got taken to the back of a building & had 6 people surround me pointing guns at my head. They robbed me but let me go. I then turned my life around...

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation Immigrant

My father came to America as an immigrant from Jerusalem, Israel. He arrived with $100 in his pocket and through hard work and dedication, he was able to raise his family. Even after we went homeless, he never lost faith and pulled us out.