My name is Joseph Lavallee. I joined the industry after having my first child. I wanted her to believe me when I told her she could do anything she wanted when she grew up.
I went to film school in Boston. I’ve worked my way up through the industry, as many have. I have found myself in a dream job, loving what I do everyday. I travel some, but most of my career, from its simple beginnings until today, has been in Massachusetts. Hopefully we can stay here!
My wife and I have three kids now. While we’ve had some slow times, we’ve worked enough to get by. She’s just started her own career in the art department.
While we would feel pressure to relocate from an expected slowdown from Gov. Baker’s proposal, the reality is that we might not be able to. Our family support is here. Our clients are here. Our lives are here. For us to hit a reset button and move into a new market would put our kids’ future at risk.
My oldest daughter is now interested in working in film. Help me make that possible!