Updated: August 16, 2020
What would you do if you had P1,500?
For Josh Ortiz, a young US-based Filipino filmmaker, the decision was easy – make an inspirational short film.
With only $30 as a budget, he was able to produce this 3-minute video about failure, motivation, and success.
Watch and be sure to listen carefully to the words.
Listen by Josh Ortiz
I can’t help but agree at the brutal honesty of these words spoken in the video:
People work hard every day, you can’t assume just because you work hard you’ll succeed… Trust me, no one can stop you from dreaming. But, dreaming is not enough. Wake up and realize that this world owes you nothing.
And I love how it was able to deliver a clear but profound message in the end:
One day you will finally have the opportunity to prove to everyone they were wrong… How you react to failure will determine whether you’re a quitter or a winner… If you have the courage to try again, you already won.
“Listen” is written & directed by Josh Ortiz and it’s his official entry to “Project Greenlight”, a documentary series on HBO that could earn him a chance to make a feature film with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers.