The Dream of Bumblebee’s Director



Do you know that this new Transformer movie’s director is not Michael Bay like the last few transformer movies? “Bumblebee (2018)” movie director is Travis Knight.

I am not going to discuss the story of Bumblebee but I want to share something about Travis Knight. He may not be a well-known movie director to most of us but he comes from a famous entrepreneur family.

If you recognize his last name – Knight, he is actually the son of Nike founder Phil Knight.


The Rise of Travis Knight

Travis does not want to inherit his father multibillion-dollar business. He fell in love with animation when he follows his father on a trip to Japan and ever since then his dream is to becoming an animator.

In the 90s, he worked his way up as a production assistant and then an animator on the Emmy-winning clay stop-motion show “The PJs”. He also produced a few animation movies such as Moongirl, Coraline, ParaNorman, Kubo and more.


Travis could have just inherit his father’s fortune but he chose to follow his own dreams and design a life that he desires. And, finally Bumblebee is giving him a great break with a revenue of USD $300 million (as of the writing of this post).

If you are Travis, would you just inherit the fortune or would you work so hard to pursue your dreams?