TOMI STENQVIST

Who are you?
Iʼm a young, aspiring filmmaker.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
The drummer of a famous rock band from what I can remember.

Education?
High School.

What does success mean to you?
Doing something you love and having loved ones to share it with.

What quote inspires and motivates you to be yourself and do what you love?
“It takes 10 000 hours to master something.”

What does the world need more of?
More of positive mindsets. Less of time spent looking at the phone.

Name a (wo)man who you admire or look up to.
Zack Kravitz. Heʼs a filmmaker from Chicago and has very refined and original style.

What characteristics do you most admire in other creative people?
Doing their own thing and not caring about others’ opinions.

What’s your favorite thing to come home to after a long day of work?
My bed and chill music.

Which of your traits are you the most proud of?
I feel like Iʼm an easy person to be around and usually nice to everyone.

Name your greatest success in your career.
I feel proud whenever someone I look up to compliments my work.

What surprises people most about you?
People often think Iʼm younger than I actually am.

What was your first job?
My first full-time job was at a huge warehouse.

Who is your style icon and why?
Justin Escalona. He nails street style. Long shirts and skinny jeans are my thing.

What are you most grateful for?
Being healthy. It should never be taken for granted.

What’s the weirdest thing about you?
I mostly listen to hip-hop but also like a few metal bands.

What are you excited for when you wake up in the morning?
Breakfast.

Did you go to college? If so, would you recommend it? Why or why not?
Not yet. Film related studies is the goal though.

What do you want to be doing in ten years?
Filming full-time.

What’s the best thing about what you do?
Always trying to improve and being around awesome people.

 

BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?

“Always have some money saved up so when life happens you’ll land on your feet.”

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