In 2017, while on Thanksgiving vacation, I watched Nacho Libre with my fam, Uncle Dave, Aunt Donna, and Grandpa. Out of all the times I’ve seen it, this time was with a new perspective. It was a real encouraging perspective. After watching it, I felt like I was about to explode inside (in a good way). Like with making films and stuff. The endurance Nacho (Jack Black) showed spoke to me. His determination was real.
When everyone at the orphanage found out that Nacho was a Luchador, he told them what he was going to do with the winnings. And when he told them this, he actually was getting emotional. I never saw that before. That was his why. That was why he was wrestling. For the kids. To give them a better life. And to be honest, I felt his emotion. I took it into my situation of filmmaking. It gave me more motivation to bring forth these impactful films that I have a desire to create. I felt the passion. I could relate to him. I connected with him.