DUSTY MITCHELL - PERSON OF INTEREST?
Being a filmmaker is not my purpose, it’s a means to my purpose. It’s not who I am, it’s what I do. My purpose is to be a light in the dark, to shine with truth and love, to know God and to make Him known. Understanding my purpose, and my calling as a filmmaker gives me a lens through which to view the world and reveal the world with a love and in depth understanding of humanity. From that basis the world of story and story telling can unfold with resonating themes and approach to character can be taken from knowing what is at the heart of man.
Storytelling in the form of film is a desire and a gifting that has been placed within me from an early age. It began with drawing and writing my own comics with a friend in middle school. I didn’t realize I was making movies on paper, telling stories frame by frame.
I studied Theatre at Auburn University with a concentration on performance, with the intent to study acting, in order to direct. A good leader must also know how to follow.
I’m a well rounded filmmaker. When I’m not training as an actor, I’m writing, producing and directing my own content, or working behind the scenes as a dolly grip.
Although, I’m passionate about filmmaking, it’s not all that I do. Bikes in all forms seem to be a big part of my life. I compete in Triathlon.
I love to get out and shred mountain bike trails, which competes for time spent on a leisure motorcycle cruise.
I’m a conduit of love, something everyone in this world could use more of it. You can bet your beans on that, and if you don’t have any beans, I’ll give you some of mine, because that’s what love does.
I’ve been called an Enigma. I’m really not that hard to figure out. I’m either super serious or I’m not, you get to decide when I’m what. I believe we shouldn’t take life too serious, but it’s a very serious thing, life. I believe you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, I also believe I must be brain dead.
Exploring new places, time spent in nature, and competing in sports are ways I love to spend time and connect with people.
I have small town roots, firm faith, competitive intensity, steadfast purpose, consistent loyalty, and to balance it all out I do the lovable, goof pretty well.