WJBF – Deonté Bolden is a writer, director, and producer, who is using his creativity to provide encouragement and inspiration throughout the community. Bolden chats with WJBF Digital about how he is looking to expand his reach by creating his own awards show, The Bolden Awards . Thank you for joining us. Now, how did you get started in the arts? It was kind of my escape after losing a brother. My brother passed in 2006. So, in high school, I kind of got into the arts; it was my kind of therapy to kind of zone out and go into my imaginary world. I started writing of course in 2015; I started Deonté Bolden Productions. I've been doing plays ever since and creating. I love being on stage and being in front of the camera as well, but I also love creating my own stories. I just find that it's therapeutic for me. So, I've been ever since, yeah, 2015. ALSO ON WJBF: Catherine Sutherland discusses time on Power Rangers, plus Netflix special “Once And Always” Looking back on your career so far, you've done two web series: The Price Of Fame and Wicked , a stage play entitled Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places , and two books: Differently Abled and Purpose Pains . What inspires you when it comes to creating content? You know current topics and issues that are going on in our communities plus I'm all about inspiring people. I feel like we're in a world now where there are a lot of things going on, and I find that if you're creating something that can really bring a positive message to people and a lesson learned as well, that's my inspiration: for people to be impacted by what I do. That's pretty much the inspiration behind everything that I create. As an artist, if you had to choose just one from series, films, theater, or books, which one would be “your thing” that you have to go to? That's hard. I would say film. I love film. Film helps to take […]
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