F**k It Friday: Ryan Coogler
Celebrating the power of just saying "ah...F**K IT"
HI THERE. Welcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about believing in yourself, and making them happen. AMIRIGHT?
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour, drumroll…its master film-maker Ryan Coogler!
Before he was smashing it directing and co-writing films such as Creed and the upcoming Black Panther movie (*squeal*), Ryan was on a football scholarship in California.
As a part of the scholarship Ryan had to take a creative writing class and his teacher spotted some potential in a story he wrote. She asked Ryan what he wanted to do to which he responded, “play ball, become a doctor and be a positive influence in my community” but she suggested he should become a screen-writer.
Ryan considered this and realised that he was constantly coming up with stories in his head so maybe, there could be something to this film lark. So Ryan said “f**k it” (probably) and switched his major to finance while signing up to every film class he could find. By the time he graduated he had fallen completely in love with film-making and one of his professors had recommended a film school to him. At this point he had two choices, follow his career as a football player or give film-making a shot.
Ryan was loving film-making so much at this point that he knew he had to follow his dream and said “f**k it” (probably) once more, “jumped off that cliff”, got in his car and drove to LA where he spent his first semester of film school living in his car.
His hard work and dedication eventually paid off and he’s now living the dream as a Hollywood director, F**K YEAH RYAN!
Check out last week’s “f**k it" hero here.
Have you ever said “f**k it” and taken a chance? Would you like to? Or want to nominate someone for next week? Hit us up on @mtvbreaks with your stories.
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