The Magnificence of Living Your Illusion with Joel Alexander Van der Molen

Senior Media Analyst

Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Joel Alexander Van der Molen, a multi-award-winning English actor and filmmaker, best known for telling his own life story in the documentary films, The Magnificence of You and Living My Illusion on Amazon Prime. 

Join Joel as he recounts “killing” his acting dream to find success and what he’s learned while in front of the camera as an unexpected character: himself. Plus, stick around to hear about his latest work What the Fact, providing a very current look at the conversations happening in many households around the world in 2020.

This episode covers:

  • Joel’s early beginnings in acting and his decision to “kill” his dream
  • Working with a life coach
  • The cathartic power of exposing your private life through a public medium
  • The importance of giving up on being liked
  • The relatable inspiration for What the Fact 

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