At 18 years old, he passed the preliminary examination required for enlistment in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). This was possibly the best gift he could give his father who always encouraged him to pursue a career in defence.
However, Everton disappointed his father when he decided to walk away from that opportunity to serve his country as a soldier. He said becoming a soldier was never his dream and his heart was conflicted with the job requirements.
When I sat down with this motion graphics guru, he explained that his true potential was realised when he launched his career in cinematography.