Boston video producer and filmmaker Dante Luna has blessed us with this dope empowerment documentary called TRY HARD (ER) which is meant to do exactly what it sounds like, to help motivate you to try harder. Building self-confidence is incredibly important if you want to be successful so Dante has interviewed various people including celebrities, actors, entertainers, indie filmmakers and politicians while continuing his journey of photographing all 50 states of the United States of America.
Thus far Dante has visited 37 states so this 80-minute documentary has tons of special appearances including Kevin Hart, Russell Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of RUN DMC, Theo Rossi from The Sons of Anarchy, Austin St. John and David Fielding of the Power Rangers, Sting, Hulk Hogan, Bret “Hitman” Hart, legendary rapper Big Punishers kids Chris Rivers and Star Rios, Boston Celtics Loen Powe, Boston Red Sox Pedro Martinez and Uri Berenguer, Josh McDermitt from the Walking Dead, Tom Lister Jr. aka Debo from FRIDAY, Ninja Turtles actors Kevin Eastman, Steve Lavigne, and Judith Hoag, and Karyn Parsons from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, among tons of other actors and entertainers during the Boston Comic Con and various other events and interviews.
“You need to understand that you can fail doing something that you don’t want to do. You can fail doing something that isn’t you. So you mind as well do the things that are true to you.” Chris Rivers
“I know that I only have a minimum amount of time here and I want to leave a dent here… just keep moving forward, that’s all that matters.” Theo Rossi
“You have to have a belief in yourself. You have to be willing to fight for your ideas and your philosophy.” Jim Steranko
“Try Harder is about empowering people to reach their full potential.” Dante Luna
I’m all about empowerment and helping to inspire and motivate others so I definitely had to get this up here on the site since that is exactly what Dante is able to do in this documentary. So definitely watch this if you are an aspiring filmmaker, rapper, wrestler, comic artist, or anyone else looking for some motivation because this has some real words of wisdom to help motivate you to try harder.
Footage in this documentary was filmed by Dante Luna, Joseph Rivers, Flakoveli, Alberto J. Montalvo, Gaila Marie, Isabella Luna, KevinTheDirector, I Hunger Producer and Young Culture Ent.