Brian A. Crandall

New media content leader producing podcasts about heroism and movies with a global flair

Brian A. Crandall is the Chief Producer of the HERO AND ME podcast and the director of award winning films such as 'Lost Boys' and 'An Unforgettable Day.' He also blogs about storytelling, transcultural art, and the legacy of exceptional role models.

A certain thought leader trending on social media recently made a bold statement about business and life in general. His ideas disturbed me. He suggested that it isn’t enough to love one’s creative pursuit. It has to be your oxygen. In other words, it is the process itself that makes one’s dream worthwhile. Living the good life, to this philosopher, means being high on your passion all the time. I disagree. The high is a precious gift indeed. I won’t deny that. But the purpose of all creative pursuits is the object itself. Not the fuel. Or the oxygen. Or the feeling. In the pursuit of greatness, all things that bring us comfort and joy may abandon us, but the thing that gives us meaning, creations, forged with blood, sweat, and tears is what life is all about.
— Brian A. Crandall