Leonard Grobien – also known as Typitus – was a part of #AbilityTube Berlin, the first European meeting of German-speaking influencers with disabilities. And maybe the five YouTubers have set something in motion this year, which will become quite big in the coming years. Why he already follows his profession with his YouTube channel and what is close to his heart besides movies, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
Name: Leonard Grobien Age: 20 City: Bonn / Berlin, Germany Occupation:Freelancing filmmaker Impairment: Osteogenesis imperfecta / short stature / wheelchair user
Leonard Grobien: Many things, especially dark things.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Leonard Grobien: I've always wanted to make a movie, but unfortunately it's incredibly expensive. I might even dare to do it but maybe I would do it too fast if the opportunity came up.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Leonard Grobien: My parents. Both are completely different to one another.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Leonard Grobien: Forcing all institutions, private and state, as well as all public means of transport, legal and with Basic Law paragraph 1, to accessibility.
Leonard Grobien is YouTuber. This is how he lives out his wish or his profession, at least on a small scale: He would actually like to be a director. But until this opportunity and the right project come around the corner, the commuter between Bonn and Berlin is a freelance filmmaker.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Leonard Grobien: People and movies.
I would like to be ...
Leonard Grobien: ... director.
Which question would you like answered the most?
Leonard Grobien: Why is environmental protection so much hated? Why do so many people disregard accessibility? Why do people hate?
What I finally want to say...
Leonard Grobien: "Some day, we will all die, Snoopy. - True, but on all other days we will not." (from a Snoopy comic; Editor's note)
"To get everything, you must love everything." (Brad Pitt; Editor's note)
"Hate is baggage, get rid of it." (from the movie American History X, but slightly modified. In the original it says: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it.; Editor's note)