The Hero’s Journey of Jon Carlson

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s so much fun to create characters from within. You get a chance to be so many different people and look at life through different perspectives, it’s truly fulfilling work actually , quite an honor to experience these these different facets of everyday life.

What is my idea of happiness? Loving and being loved by friends and family.

What is my greatest fear? That Donald Trump will get back in the White House.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I’m always concerned about my weight. I’ve been struggling with it most of my adult life. I exercise regularly and try to eat right, but I feel like I can always do better.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire Directors Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Guillermo del Toro.

What is my greatest extravagance? My Porsche… I absolutely LOVE it!

On what occasion would I lie? To protect the innocent.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The inflated EGOS of some of the people in Hollywood.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I seem to be happiest when I’m writing at home on a rainy day.

If I could, what would I change about myself? My weight. I always think I could look slimmer.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Simply getting positive feedback from a performance.

Where would I most like to live? New York City.

What is my most treasured possession? My family.

What is my most marked characteristic? My eclectic sense of humor.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The San Francisco Bay Area, because it’s where I grew up and always always always love to return to after my travels anywhere in the world.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Max’s Opera Café on Van Ness.

What books influenced my life and how? Save the Cat! By Blake Snyder because it gave me insight into screenwriting.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Thrash metal or… classical.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My father Myron.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Big Lebowski.

What role play stories in my life and work? I’m absolutely consumed by stories of all types on a daily
basis .

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? That we control our own destiny.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Renee, who just happens to be my soulmate.

Which people or companies would I like to work with? Pixar, Walt Disney, Marvel Studios, Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DreamWorks, Amblin, 20th Century Fox, Netflix.

What project am I looking forward to work on? Feature film shooting this month.

Where can you see me or my work? YouTube, internet, theaters.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means even if you wanted to, you couldn’t turn the creativity that’s inside of you… off.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? Paul Rudd.

How can you contact me? or 925-451-8507 (cell)

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