Hi there, my name is Lee Malone and I’m a Film-Maker from the UK. Funnily enough, I actually made a Film for Holstee earlier this year. I actually found the Manifesto years ago before I ever knew what Holstee was. All I knew was that everything in it made sense. My Father is a Train Engineer, as was his Father and his before him. My Uncle’s are engineers, Builders, Plumbers, Electricians. I’m the first person in my family to chase a passion to the point that I could make a career from it. I started making films when I was 16. I got a new cellphone with a great camera and filmed me and some friends recreating Jackass-esque stunts and I taught myself to edit since I was always the one with the footage. My Father ignored it, thinking it was a phase, and continued to bring home applications for internships as an Engineer. But by that point, I was hungry for more. As the years rolled by, I moved into Music Video, Documentary, took the Jackass stunts into Sketch Comedy and started gaining hired work for organisations and Sports Teams. I got a job and saved up for my first real Camera. There’s a saying that it takes ten thousand hours to be a master of anything and I wanted to chalk up my hours as fast as I could. I look at the Manifesto and I don’t just see words on a page, I see the hard work I’ve had to put in to get to where I am. I see all the times I’ve been dead broke after having to buy new equipment, I see the weeks on end spent researching techniques, I see 5 hours a night I’ve slept routinely for the past year or so. It’s hard, but I’ve loved every second because it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. This year I made a film for Holstee to give back what they gave to me and they were kind enough to put it on their page because they’re AWESOME. If you’re reading this then hear me out - Take the leap and follow your passion. Live the life you want to live, no excuses or exceptions. Thanks Holstee!

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