Oct. 17, 2007
Hubert Mitchell is more than just a member on the Florida State men's track & field team. He is a diverse student-athlete attempting to take the world by storm. Mitchell has spent the last two years pursuing an incredible career in modeling, acting and marketing. As if being a full-time student and ACC Champion wasn't enough.
Considered one of the top 10 400m runners in the league, he has helped lead his team to win back-to-back NCAA Outdoor National Championships in 2006 and 2007. With a personal-best time of 47.15 in 400m, it would seem impossible for anything to stop this roadrunner. However, a couple of complications did arise.
"Last year I had some issues with my heart," Mitchell said. "I had to wear a heart monitor just for a little while. But after all the testing was done I continued with my track season. I scored at regionals and I scored at conference, so it didn't stop me."
Mitchell's perseverance and dedication have been a major attribute to his success, both on and off the track. His "never give up" attitude has helped him land numerous acting and modeling jobs around the Tallahassee area.
Over the past year, Mitchell has been filming an independent television show called, "My Brother's Keeper" with LC Productions. The pilot for the show is now completed and is being pitched to networks such as BET and the CW. The first episode is available at Vinyl Fever on Pensacola Street.
"[Acting] is not a cake walk like how people think it is," Mitchell said. "It's really long days and really long nights. It's a lot of dedication that you have to put into the character, if you want to achieve the goal that you're trying to get on-camera."
Mitchell's outstanding performance in "My Brother's Keeper" was recognized by LC Productions. Lamont Carswell, the head of LC Productions, offered him the leading role in an independent black-and-white film titled, "Where the Streets Have No Name". The film will be submitted to major upcoming film festivals in New York, Atlanta and L.A. upon its completion.
The Marsha Doll agency currently is representing Mitchell and adding to his profound portfolio. The agency has helped him earn a renewed print ad campaign with Capital City Bank and the opportunity to walk the runway. Cosmo magazine chose him to be apart of one of their past fashion shows.
With acting and modeling aside, Mitchell was given a marketing internship in New York this summer. While he was in the Big Apple, however, he spent his time networking, meeting industry representatives and stylist.
"I had my ulterior motives," Mitchell admits. "I've been getting more insight on the entertainment industry. I've just been making a lot of contacts and networking while I was in New York. So, I was also working, but I went up there for personal reasons as well."
Having a life in the entertainment industry sounds overwhelming, but Mitchell is up for the challenge. He has managed to balance his academics, his athletics and a career in the performing arts.
"It's a lot of work, but I have really good time management," Mitchell said. "Acting is something I want to do and track and field is something that I have enjoyed doing for so long. All these things I'm passionate about, so I make time for them."