Portrait Project


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Lincoln Alabaster

Family and film. These are the ways I will ensure that the legacy of R. Lincoln Alabaster lives on long after I'm gone.

I desire to someday be the type of husband who is devoted to his wife, and pray to be the kind of father whose kids admire him in both their childhood and adulthood. In this manner, the character traits I gained from my parents, such as a relentless work ethic and a passion for life, will continue to be a part of this Earth.

To produce, write, direct, and star in a thought-provoking film that endures (think Orson Welles in Citizen Kane) has long been an aspiration of mine. A film can lift the spirits of a down-trodden soul or inspire a person to lead a more productive life. To get from here to there, I need to further develop my directorial, acting, and writing abilities. Why attend HBS, then? Honestly, I have asked myself that question on occasion. But my answer has always been "to gain the leadership and business skills that complement my natural creativity." After all, the number-one goal of the film producer is to make a positive return on investment.

So NPV aside, the central calculation for me is: Faithful Family Man + Fascinating Filmmaker = Fantastic Life.

— Lincoln Alabaster