Hello! My name is Rob. I’m a tech marketer from Pittsburgh who loves movies. Early in my career, I applied to jobs in Los Angeles just to get closer to where movies were made. I had no intention of creating them but wanted to be close to the spirit of them.
I was hired by an awesome internet tech startup in the valley. The office was in Studio City directly across from Universal Hollywood. I would wake up in a beautiful villa-style house in North Hollywood and ride my bike to work in the SoCal sun, passing the studios that funded the movies I loved and being around the people who created them.
This love for movies can be traced back to experiencing The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001 when I was 13-years-old. I saw that movie in theaters four times, and many times after on the Toshiba 43-inch “big screen” my mom gifted to my dad for Christmas.
These days, I’m back in Pittsburgh and still love being close to the spirit of movies. I stay connected by reading screenplays, writing spec scripts, and yes, watching movies. However, after a spiritual awakening in 2019, my taste in movies changed. I had always loved movies with big hearts, but they were the only movies I could watch after this experience.
This experience and my love for movies inspired Scene Lift.
About Scene Lift
Scene Lift is another way I connect with the spirit of movies. More specifically, it’s a way to connect with spirit through movies. Movies that open our hearts, help us heal, and inspire us to live well are created by a collective love. The goal of this community is to tap into that love.
Every Saturday, an uplifting movie scene is shared with a question related to the spirit of the scene. This question is for evoking a reflection about how you can apply it to your own life. You can share that reflection in the comments. The aim is to make Scene Lift a place where movie lovers share their stories, support each other, and connect with what’s good.
Kindness. Love. Truth.
P.S. — You can send me a note on LinkedIn or Twitter, check out my screenwriting on Coverfly, or see how I also help tech startups use Substack for content marketing.
P.P.S — Many YouTube clips on Scene Lift are unofficial uploads. If you like the idea of being able to officially share scenes from movies like you can share passages from books, consider reading and sharing The Opportunity to Create the Kindle of Movies.