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He, Who Inspires Me To Travel.

He, Who Inspires Me To Travel.

USA | Tuesday, 8 September 2015 | Views [2086] | Comments [6] | Scholarship Entry

Hi World Nomads!

My name is Joey Schiappa, I am twenty two years old and am a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago's Cinema Arts and Sciences Program, Class of 2015.

I feel that I am a strong contender for the travel scholarship because I understand the power of luck. While I realize this may sound odd to some, it is because I believe that luck is merely preparation meeting opportunity. For the past four years, I have been dedicated to improving my filmmaking skills, securing my own equipment, and building a portfolio that will (hopefully) have me prepared for new opportunities such as this, which I would most certainly consider to be luck.

In 2016, I will be dedicating one year of my life to NPH Nicaragua, where I will be telling the story of their orphaned children and the volunteers who care for them. I cannot express how valuable it would be to learn from Brian in a Latin American setting before I set off on this journey.

Did I mention I speak spanish?

All in all, I am incredibly grateful to be considered by World Nomads, and am happy to have had the experience of making my application video.

Thanks for your time!

Tags: 2015 film scholarship to colombia



Thanks for the kind words Joey! Great job on your video as well, I enjoyed your cinematography and strong ending, very deep. I hope I too can one day move out of the city, (Toronto) back into the country where I grew up and belong. Thanks for sharing this story.

  Matt Steeves Sep 9, 2015 6:49 AM


Hi Joey! It was very kind of you to comment on my journal! Coincidentally I was talking about your video yesterday on my twitter and how is the best I've seen so far! Really great job! I hope to see you winning the scholarship, you deserve! Greetings from Brazil :)

  Lucas Costa Sep 10, 2015 6:07 AM


Hey Joey I appreciate your comment on my journal. I enjoyed yours as well, it is a really great piece. Very touching dialogue on travel and culture.

  yazzaspazza Sep 10, 2015 7:34 AM


Thanks for leaving a note, much appreciated!
Looks like you enjoyed the process too..
Good luck!

  Urmila Sep 11, 2015 6:56 PM


Joey, this is great! Beautiful shots

  geemc Sep 15, 2015 8:51 PM


Thanks for the nice comment, Joey! Good luck to you, this looks really nice!


  colemanlowndes Sep 16, 2015 11:44 AM

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