Againzt the Grainz

Againzt the Grainz Againzt The Grainz is an experimental film project, aimed toward inspiring the people of the world to pursue their dreams. Againzt The Grainz is a project that I created, so that I could fulfill my dreams.

I have always had 2 major, repressed desires. 1. Filmmaking 2. Travel - After struggling to adapt to the mainstream lifestyle which reflects the so-called "American Way", I decided that it was time to stop forcing myself to be somebody that I am not. By creating this documentary, I not only hope to conquer my fears, doubts, obstacles..all of which are barriers to success...but I also feel compelled to assist in influencing YOU to think about what it is you truly love doing with your life, and push you to do everything you can to fulfill tthat desire. All too often people become reliant on a job they do not enjoy, or a relationship that are not happy with, and ultimately risk spending their entire life stuck in a cycle of unhappiness and unwanted obligation. STOP. Go "Againzt The Grainz".

I left the United States 3 years ago with the goal to travel as much as possible, and teach myself to film...all the whi...
04/22/2016

I left the United States 3 years ago with the goal to travel as much as possible, and teach myself to film...all the while recording my adventures and making a documentary called Againzt The Grainz. Somewhere during the story I found myself recording in a lot of electronic clubs/events around Barcelona, which allowed me to network and further myself within the community. Now...after those three years I am back at home and have been given the opportunity to intern (film/photo) for my city's biggest show in the scene...MOVEMENT. Another stepping-stone in this project.

Againzt the Grainz's cover photo
12/17/2015

Againzt the Grainz's cover photo

Againzt the Grainz
12/17/2015

Againzt the Grainz

Yesterday I visited the IMAL International Munich Art Lab. The art lab is a project aimed toward assisting youth in expe...
12/17/2015

Yesterday I visited the IMAL International Munich Art Lab. The art lab is a project aimed toward assisting youth in experimenting with their creativity as a means for self development. The goal is to provide an opportunity for individuals to develop a creative thought process, and then share this knowledge with each other, and the community. SELF > GROUP > COMMUNITY > WORLD. The project falls right in line with what Againzt The Grainz represents, and so I took the time to interview some of the artists involved in the project. Over the next couple days I will post the interviews.

Starting to feel it...
12/16/2015

Starting to feel it...

After giving up my past life, and deciding to live for my passions, I have spent 3 years practicing filming, networking with artists, and traveling as much as possible. Now I am starting to see appreciation from my work. Don't waste your life focused on something you don't have a true desire for...Drop what you hate, pick up what you love, and go Againzt The Grainz!

After giving up my past life, and deciding to live for my passions, I have spent 3 years practicing filming, networking ...
12/16/2015

After giving up my past life, and deciding to live for my passions, I have spent 3 years practicing filming, networking with artists, and traveling as much as possible. Now I am starting to see appreciation from my work. Don't waste your life focused on something you don't have a true desire for...Drop what you hate, pick up what you love, and go Againzt The Grainz!

Starting to see some community...
11/27/2015

Starting to see some community...

Timeline Photos
11/25/2015

Timeline Photos

Shooting an interview with De La Swing for the Elrow party in Barcelona.
11/07/2015

Shooting an interview with De La Swing for the Elrow party in Barcelona.

Speaking about Elrow halloween before playing ❤️

DirectingTraffic
11/05/2015

DirectingTraffic

10/23/2015
Againzt The Grainz - Don Det - Laos

Againzt The Grainz started in September of 2012. I came up with the idea that I would travel outside of the USA and record all of my experiences. At the time, all I owned was a Gopro Hero 2. The first thing I did was went around downtown Detroit and took some shots of the city. I knew somehow, if I was going to make a video about traveling, that I would want to include a piece of Detroit in my story. Oddly enough, the second thing I did was come up with all the reasons why I shouldn't/couldn't just get up and leave.

1. I had a girlfriend with whom I was embedded in a 6 year relationship.

2. I still had car payments.

3. I have job.

4. I never took film classes.

5. I don't have the correct equipment.

Well..the list goes on, but these were my most important excuses. I remember going home and telling my girlfriend and her mother that I really needed to leave and go to Europe, travel for a few months, and make some sort of documentary about how you could just give up the cook-cutter lifestyle and attack your dreams. They both laughed at me a bit for this random idea. "What am I going to do!?" she aksed. I thought about it a little...how COULD one save for his girlfriend's requested Cartier, princess-cut diamond engagement ring if he was off traveling outside of his country?!?! I suggested that maybe she come with me, or be patient, but she made it clear that would never happen. About 2 weeks later we broke up. I let the idea fester in my mind for about a month, until one day I just said f**k it, and bought a one-way ticket to London. I then came up with a foundation for a documentary film:

The goal was to travel the world for 6 months, and record all of it. Then share with people how you could just get up and walk away from an unfulfilled life, and do the things you really enjoy. I then created a short, 2 minute video that introduced this idea and shared it on social media and with friends. People supported me and really liked the idea. Soon, the project evolved and I began planning to interview different people about how they were living for their dreams, and include it in my documnetary. The new goal was to create an influential documentary about people dedicating their life to their true desires vs. living a stagnant life dedicated to feeding the mainstream system in a robotic "DO WHAT YOUR TOLD" way. I then bought a new, professional camera. It was all set.

In the end, I left on a 6 month trip in 2013 and today I am living in Barcelona, Spain. I am still working on this documentary film (Againzt The Grainz). I have had a lot of ups and downs...points where I was completely unfocused...but I have also had amazing experiences that, 5 years ago, I never imagined would take place in my life.

Here is a new video from Againzt The Grainz. I figure I owe it to anybody who took the time to click the "Like" button on this page. All 840 people i've gathered in almost 3 years haha. Not as many as i'd like, but grateful for those likes. This video was created in Laos. For me, Laos represents my most unique travel experience, and was a very meaningful chapter of my life.

Love yall! xoxo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XG3VzpNSsM

Againzt The Grainz is a film project started in 2013. This video is was created using clips for the film project, which were all created on the island of Don...

07/09/2015

Richie Hawtin Dot-up Party, Barcelona. Richie Hawtin #Techno #DetroitTechno #DOTUP #RICHIEHAWTIN #PLASTIKMAN #BARCELONATECHNO #OFFSONAR

En mi casa working with the Suara cats and Carapia Ausiovisuals on the upcoming OFF SONAR video for Suara Music...
07/06/2015

En mi casa working with the Suara cats and Carapia Ausiovisuals on the upcoming OFF SONAR video for Suara Music...

Richie Hawtin surprised many as he performed an amazing 3-hour set at Die Fusion Festival, listed on the line-up as his ...
06/29/2015

Richie Hawtin surprised many as he performed an amazing 3-hour set at Die Fusion Festival, listed on the line-up as his old-school alias, Richie Rich.

Richie Hawtin surprised many as he performed an amazing 3-hour set at Die Fusion Festival, listed on the line-up as his old-school alias, Richie Rich.

06/24/2015

Carl Craig has love for the music! ..but of course... #DETROITLOVE #DETROITTECHNO #TECHNOMUSIC #CARLCRAIG

06/22/2015
Sleep Well

This was the most productive week I have had since I left the states. The past 5 days were stressful, but the entire time I was doing what I love...I met a lot of good people and I am looking forward to pushing myself further, and continuing to evolve with my creativity. This morning, after having only 2 hours of sleep in 72 hours because of my crazy schedule, I was rushing home to post a piece of this hot Carl Craig set from the Detroit Love Showcase, at Bloc Barcelona...but on the way home I ran into "Dresa Jyarra"...couldn't have found a better piece to film and relax before laying my head down to sleep. So today, first, I will post this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z98o2NkkP1E

The beauty of music is most tangible when it comes from the heart and soul. In life, it is important that we confide in our true desires, and live a life ded...

Suara gettin down! #SuaraShowroom
06/21/2015

Suara gettin down! #SuaraShowroom

Suara Showroom Day 3
06/20/2015

Suara Showroom Day 3

Suara Showroom Day 2
06/20/2015

Suara Showroom Day 2

Richie's dot-up party is always free, and unannounced until the day of the event. Still, the fans invade, and take over ...
06/19/2015

Richie's dot-up party is always free, and unannounced until the day of the event. Still, the fans invade, and take over whatever area they set up the party. As always, another great set by one of the best.

Richie's dot-up party is always free, and unannounced until the day of the event. Still, the fans invade, and take over whatever area they set up the party. As always, another great set by one of the best.

Suara Music Presents: The Suara Showroom
06/18/2015

Suara Music Presents: The Suara Showroom

Suara Music Presents: The Suara Showroom

Barcelona...I walked out my door to get a key cut, and VOILA! Found a new artist who was working in the street...Intervi...
04/23/2015

Barcelona...I walked out my door to get a key cut, and VOILA! Found a new artist who was working in the street...Interview coming soon.

Againzt the Grainz
04/16/2015

Againzt the Grainz

Againzt the Grainz's cover photo
04/16/2015

Againzt the Grainz's cover photo

I am working on a short documentary these days, about the life of one of the many gentleman from Pakistan who live here ...
04/07/2015

I am working on a short documentary these days, about the life of one of the many gentleman from Pakistan who live here in Barcelona. Rashad is a hard working, religious, humbled man. He works at night selling bottled water and his DELICIOUS homemade samosas. Yesterday was the first day of filming. He shared with me his process of making the samosas, and the pros/cons of the job. If you see him out in BCN, make sure to support and grab yourself some agua or a delicious Samosa treat!

04/02/2015

Intro for the interview I had today. OMAR is the graffiti artist (not seen here)...

Againzt the Grainz's cover photo
04/02/2015

Againzt the Grainz's cover photo

Spent the day interviewing a street artist. Here are some pictures. Video later.
04/02/2015

Spent the day interviewing a street artist. Here are some pictures. Video later.

03/26/2015
AgainZtTheGrainZ (Official Teaser)

Here I am...Living in Barcelona, for the past 2 years. When I jumped on that plane to London, 2 years ago, I never thought I would end up staying in Europe for so long. Then I found this city. Barcelona is magical. The creativity here is flowing, and the opportunity to experiment with my own creativity has been limitless. Though I would like to get back to the states for a month or two after the summer, and plant myself in Berlin, for a few months, next spring, I will always see Barcelona as a second home. I am comfortable, here. I am myself, here. I know this page doesn't get enough attention from me, and therefore not enough attention from everybody connected to it, but I still appreciate the opportunity to share my experiences with you. I don't forsee the documentary being complete for over a year.. right now i have around 1500GB of video, and I think 30GB are worthy of consideration...N I still have more to accomplish. Ciao! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_TB3F7POuQ

Againzt The Grainz is a documentary straight out of Detroit about pursuing your dreams, traveling the world, and living life to the fullest! We will update a...

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