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Check Out Yusuf Khan’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yusuf Khan.

Hi Yusuf, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I am a filmmaker born and raised on the south side of Chicago. I love the art of storytelling. I used to write stories for sequels to my favorite Sega Genesis games. My parents blessed me with a camcorder in my teenage years. My obsession with movies steered me to film school. Film school really opened my eyes to filmmaking. Writing, editing, cinematography, producing, directing, I learned it all. I received my BFA in writing and production from Columbia College. From there, I set sail to Los Angeles to put these skills to good use. Now my flag is firmly planted in the beautiful city of Los Angeles.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
When I moved to Los Angeles, my biggest struggle was adapting to the movement of the city. Not physical, creative movement. I had to shift into high gear. “Movers and shakers” is a cliche thing to say, but it describes my interaction with local artists perfectly. I told myself I can’t be creatively stagnant. If I’m not reading, I’m writing. If I’m not writing, I’m filming. If I’m not filming, I’m watching other people’s work for a spark of inspiration.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a filmmaker and owner of Infinite Vision Films. My production company focuses on stories that enlighten as well as entertain. Everyone has tools to make the world a little less crappy. I use my tool of storytelling to hopefully bring better perspectives. We had many projects make the rounds on the film festival circuit. I am extremely proud to have a black-owned business that gets recognition from my creative peers. Never staying stagnant, we have upcoming projects I am excited to start on. I also have a podcast called In-Flight Entertainment. My amazing co-host Genoa and myself deliver turbulence-free movie reviews weekly. In-Flight Entertainment podcast just crossed ten thousand downloads with no signs of slowing down.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
My brother, two sisters, and I packed in the back of my parent’s Pontiac Bonneville on a weekend night. We would do movie nights on a Friday or Saturday. The excitement of running up to the box office with my dad as he purchased our ticket. Stepping through the double doors and breathing in the smell of freshly popped popcorn. Getting to our seats, I can remember the shire anticipation of the theater lights darkening. Popcorn, Sprite, and Goobers in hand, I knew I was going to have fun. The moviegoing experience I hold close to me. I was with my siblings and my parents and that was something we loved to do as a family.

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