I Am Los Angeles: Strings of Success



I Am Los Angeles is a video portrait series created by journalist and filmmaker Joris Debeij, showcasing the unique people and their ideas that make L.A. what it is. KCET Departures will be featuring these videos as part of our continuing coverage of the shifting cultures of Los Angeles.


Some people spend their whole lives chasing someone else's idea of success. In fact, at times it can seem to be that Los Angeles -- and especially Hollywood -- have a monopoly on this notion. Sacha Dunable, while a Los Angeles native, doesn't fit this description. For a living, Sacha simply does what he loves to do, all the while admitting that his chosen path might not be likely to make him famous.

But for Sacha, that was never the main goal anyway. Instead, he seems content just to be living his life on his own terms. Sacha is a musician, and he has found personal success doing something he thoroughly enjoys: building and playing music with guitars.

If not touring with his band Intronaut, Sacha can be found in his workshop building and fixing guitars. Sacha has found success doing what he loves without seeming to feel much pressure from the outside world to make things more complicated.

Los Angeles is a place full of people with an agenda, and some will stop at nothing to get what they want. But amongst the chaotic scramble of people trying to make a name for themselves, there are gems like Sacha who manage to live content by the simple notion that in some ways, it's better to want what you have, and go from there.

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Originally published on I Am Los Angeles.


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Dutch-born journalist and filmmaker now based Los Angeles.
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