Junayed Alavi, an Independent Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Content Creator from West Bengal, India, has been making waves in Hollywood with his Late Night Show with Alavi.
Alavi’s show features A-listers from Hollywood sharing their inspiring journey, including Avengers Endgame actress Lexi Rabe, Back to the future actor Jeffrey Weissman, Marvel Studios Moon-Knight Writer-Producer Peter Cameron, and many more.
Alavi’s journey to Hollywood was not an easy one. Growing up in an Indian lower-middle-class family, Alavi dreamt of becoming a filmmaker after watching Hollywood blockbusters like Jurassic Park, ET, Back to the Future, and Star Wars.
Despite facing mockery from his friends and family for his Hollywood dream, Alavi started making short films at the age of 13, taking inspiration from Steven Spielberg.
Although Alavi’s family wanted him to pursue engineering, he continued to follow his passion, even bunking his college classes to make movies and make new contacts in Hollywood.
Alavi’s hard work paid off when his short films grabbed the attention of some Industry Experts, opening doors for him in Hollywood.
Alavi’s burning desire and his ability to convince people make him stand out in the industry. He took a unique path to get into the industry by working for a literary agency to make contacts before leaving the agency to work in collaboration with them.
Alavi’s “born to become a filmmaker” moment came when he was about to graduate from his engineering college. While people around him were getting jobs they were not happy with, Alavi realized that he was enjoying his work so much that he was waiting for Mondays instead. That’s when he knew that his dream had become his destiny.
The biggest challenge Alavi faced was ignoring the negativity around him. Despite facing mockery from his classmates and teachers, Alavi stayed focused on his dream, knowing that his success would inspire thousands of small-town kids to follow their dreams, no matter how big they are.
Junayed Alavi’s journey to Hollywood is a testament to the power of determination and perseverance. His Late Night Show with Alavi is a platform for Hollywood A-listers to share their inspiring journey, and his unique path to get into the industry shows that there is no one right way to achieve your dreams.
Alavi’s story is an inspiration to everyone who has ever faced negativity or doubt in their pursuit of their dreams.