5 Things You Should Do To Become a Thought Leader In Your Industry, With Filmmaker Dante Tomaselli

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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15 min readAug 14, 2019

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Meditate. Turn off the volume on those taunting voices deep in the pit your psyche telling you it’s impossible to achieve your creative goal. While it’s true that you might not ever completely delete these signals from your internal software — you need to try. Otherwise you give those ugly voices shape and they start to crawl around in your brain like little black spiders. The power of positive visualization is uncanny and it’s really the first step to opening the gate. I remember as a little boy lying in bed, sighing, thinking to myself, ‘I want to be a movie director but it will never happen. Not in the cards.’ I would put myself down…I’m too shy, too this — too that. Then one day, while visiting my sister’s home in South New Jersey, I found myself meditating in her attic, surrounded by furniture and toys, and out-of-nowhere something clicked — a heart-stopping realization — a pang of destiny — it was as if time stood still — and almost magically, those voices stopped and something new and wordless filled the void.

As part of our series about how to become known as a thought leader in your industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dante Tomaselli. Dante, an American electronic music composer/film director, studied filmmaking at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, then transferred to the New York School of Visual Arts, receiving a B.F.A. degree there. His first film was a 23-minute short called, Desecration, which was screened at a variety of horror and mainstream film festivals and venues. Tomaselli expanded Desecration, which he also wrote, to feature length. And in 1999, the film

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Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator