Flashback Friday: The Glass Box

Looking back on old work can be simultaneously humbling and inspiring. Humbling because you realize how far you’ve come; inspiring because it becomes clear how far you have to go.

During my senior year at Chapman University, I wrote, directed and starred in this short film. Parts of it make me cringe, and other parts make me cry. I hope I never forget what that feels like.

acting, college, creativity, video


Jeff Garvin

Author of SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS. Cohost of THE HERO'S JOURNEY podcast. Rock musician, D&D geek, aspiring revolutionary.

Comments (2)

  • The creative process is a fantastic thing. This beautiful time capsule resonates with me on many levels. I love that it’s a film about friendship, seemingly created by a group of friends. I’m heartbroken over the loss of all the films that never followed. But, most of all I feel privileged to see the infancy of someone’s passion displayed so vividly, so honestly. It’s amazing to see the sparks of what I’ve come to take for granted in a person.

    So thank you for sharing this. It makes me look back at my own creative endeavors and recognize that every day that passes, where laziness defeats gumption, I lose a piece of me that I never shared with the world. It’s tragic. But one hell of a motivator.

    Keep sharing yourself. Lets all live forever.

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