Q&A with Lateef
How did you first become interested in becoming a film producer?
I first became interested in becoming a film director at a very early age. My mother would show us movies that she found at a resale store on a big white sheet hanging over the wall with the movie projector and film rolling. When I saw the magic of filmmaking, I fell in love immediately.
What’s something difficult about your career that we might not know about?
What I find difficult about being in the film industry is the time that I spend away from family and loved ones. If you are making one or two movies per year on average, then you could very easily have only two months to spend with your family. It is not a 9 to 5 job where everything is always on a schedule. You have to be a chameleon because everyday is different and things always comes up.
What did you come to work on at Skypad?
The project that I focused on at Skypad was one of my sports mascot. The collaboration with other minds from various backgrounds and educational experiences was priceless. My mascot SportzEdi will come to life with implementation of some ideas and suggestions of other attendees.
Describe your experience at Skypad. Did it exceed your expectations?
My experience at Skypad was priceless. Most people make resolutions on New Years day. Three days after being at Skypad I made some immediate resolutions. Preparing to attend Skypad there were no expectations so I didn't know how things would unfold. I was pleasantly surprised how beneficial this program is and it has helped me in my personal and business life.
Would you come back to Skypad?
I would love to attend Skypad again. I feel that it's like a tuneup for the mind, body and soul and to be successful we have to take care of some of those elements.