Why I Write.

Nothing
gives me more power than being able to write my own shit. The pen is
truly mightier than the sword. The keyboard is definitely mightier than
the sword.

Writing allows my voice to be heard.

Writing
gives me the opportunity to create compelling characters for myself
that Hollywood wouldn’t necessarily give to me or see me in upon first
glance. Or second glance. Or third glance. Or never. And not only can I write it, I
can shoot it as well and present the evidence to others. Okay!

Writing gives me the opportunity to create compelling characters for my friends. I want to be on set with my friends!!!

As a writer, I made myself the boyfriend.

As a writer, I made myself the boyfriend to a transgender woman.

As a writer, I made myself the guy starting life all over again in the concrete jungle of NYC.

As a writer, I
made myself the

guy who stands up against James Franco.

As a writer, I
made myself the

guy who strikes up an unconventional relationship with a teenager.

As a writer, I
made myself the

guy trying to hold it together in a family business.

As a writer, I made myself the guy who maybe, just maybe, will finally follow his gut and his heart.

As
a writer, I
made myself the

writer repped by ICM who has had wonderful success
with his first two feature film scripts, but now needs help with his
latest ones.

Writing allows me to be the things people don’t see me in, don’t want to see me in, can’t see me in, won’t consider me in, etc.

As
a writer, I can defy the stereotypes that Hollywood places on Latino
actors. I can write stories where I actually live in a beautiful home.
Where I actually have a wonderful career. Where I actually have a
college education. Where I actually have wonderful, informed conversations with
Harvey Weinstein, Guy Oseary and Megan Ellison. Where I make decisions.
Where I save the day. Where I save the world. Where I save a student. Where I save a community.

Writing means that the sky’s the limit.

Writing lets my imagination soar.

Writing allows me to show another side.

Writing allows me to be dangerous.

Writing allows me to make the world a little more colorful.

Writing allows me to play some amazing and cool fucking characters.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

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