The Hero’s Journey of Tray Grant

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 

I believe storytelling allows me to connect with people from different backgrounds. It allows me to not only entertain, but connect with others on a deeper level. I tell stories to help deliver bigger messages that may not be seen throughout everyday life. There’s a meaning and a purpose behind every story I tell where I want the viewer to feel as if they are living in the same world as the characters and have the opportunity to change their own narrative, but in real life. Another thing I love about my work is showcasing imagery that can reveal information through the viewer’s observation. 

What is my idea of happiness? 

My idea of happiness is living a life full of positivity while allowing yourself to be open-minded enough to not allow other people’s situations, words, or problems bother you. I think true happiness allows you to be unbothered, and spread love while appreciating everything around you; in other words, being humble and grateful

What is my greatest fear?

Besides the great man above, I fear not being able to use my talents and gifts in the way that I think they should be used, which is by helping and connecting with others.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 

My overthinking, my mind is constantly moving. Sometimes I would just like to  keep it simple with less thoughts. 

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

Avatar/Legend of Korra creators: Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko

Studio Ghibli Creator: Hayao Miyazaki 

What is my greatest extravagance? 

I believe in self-care, so anything regarding my health or sometimes my appearance to make sure I’m looking presentable.

On what occasion would I lie? 

I like to believe I’m an honest person. I seek no benefit in lying. However, if it was a situation where someone needed to be protected then my answer may change.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 

I dislike when those with higher positions or authority are narcissistic and lack humbleness. Many people throughout the world possess extraordinary talents but lack the position to showcase them. Those seen as least are told to follow the rules and not draw outside the lines while those seen as most are free to do whatever they want while condemning the lesser ones for trying to do the same things that they do so they can reach the level of “most.” A shorter way to express this is hypocrisy.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I’m happy anytime I’m brainstorming to create a new idea. That process allows me to really sick back and analyze not only the world I’m building, but the world around me. This helps me learn while growing more appreciation for things I may have or have not already appreciated. 

 If I could, what would I change about myself? 

There’s nothing specific I desire to change about myself, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to grow. 

What is my greatest achievement in work? 

I have no special achievements yet. I like to think that every script I finish is an achievement because it allows me to be able to showcase it to others. 

Where would I most like to live? 

Growing up, I was a huge fan of anime and animation, still am. This is why a small part of me would love to live in Japan. However, another part of me would love to move to LA and live out my life there, but I think wherever life takes me and allows me to showcase my gifts and talents will be fine with me.

What is my most treasured possession?

My life, yeah I gotta keep that. 

What is my most marked characteristic? 

I’m an altruistic person, so it’s very important to me to not be selfish and put others before myself. I think those who know how to give to others and detach from possessive things are people who find true peace from worrying.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 

I’m a very visual person, so it’s not what specific location inspires me, it’s what specific location doesn’t inspire me. 

What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city?

My kitchen, I recently became vegan, which stopped me from going out eating a lot.

What books influenced my life and how? 

I don’t mean to be that guy, but the Bible. It has many influential stories that make me think about the world we live in. I’ve never been a huge reader so the Bible, tv/film, and my life experiences have been what influences me.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on my last day? 

Jessie Reyez “No One In The Room.” That song gives a great outlook on life and makes you truly think about the person you are when no one is around to influence your life or decisions.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 

Daenerys and Jon Snow (GOT).

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Mother and Father.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

“A Silent Voice” by Yieko Yoshida

What role play stories in my life and work? 

Everything I see and hear teaches me something and plays an important role in my life.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me? 

It means that I am the hero in my own story (life). I make all the decisions that will impact my future, that holds the ending to my story.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 

I prefer the word supporters over fans, but anyone who reads my scripts and gives feedback. Reading it is already appreciation of itself, but the feedback is the icing on the cake.

Which people or companies would I like to work with? 

As said prior, I’m a huge fan of animation, so for me, I would love to work with Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko because of my love for Avatar/Legend of Korra series. They are extremely underrated and very talented individuals. Other companies I’d like to work with: HBO Max, Disney, Netflix, Angel Studios, Pixar, Sony

What project am I looking forward to work on? 

I’m a firm believer in don’t kiss and tell. However, anything I am a part of I look forward to doing.

Where can you see me or my work? 

My work isn’t showcased anywhere, but I am open with sharing my work to those interested in working together or wanting to be a part of a table read.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 

It means if you truly love something, no matter what happens, the love for it will still be in your heart. 

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

 Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko, Sam Levinsion, Julie Plec, Alex Yee, LeSean Thomas, and all underrated creators. 

How can you contact me?

Instagram: Kibotray 

Twitter: Sylvestertgrant 


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