INTERVIEW WITH Jeison Hurtado Moreno - Actor

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Jeison Hurtado Moreno was born on April 21, 1990 in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Jeison is an actor who has studied visual arts at the popular institute of culture in Cali, Colombia and Takeshima studies. Jeison has a great desire to positively influence the world through God and the arts.

 Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become an actor?


I had never really thought about being an actor I wanted to be a soccer player since I was a child but I made the bad decision to let myself go from bad friendships and I change everything but one day I left my house and a pass through a street where they were recording a series that was very popular in Colombia and I was curious and approached and one of the photographers of the production he looked at me and I asked him that if they did not need extras and he told me do you see that man that there is the one who drives the extras and I approached to talk to him and he told me Send me a photos to this email and after 2 days I started. God intended that for me and there was a beginning.


Films that inspired you to become an actor?


Scarface.


Who is your biggest influence? 


Jesus Christ is my savior and my lord but my acting influence is Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, and Al Pacino, Jean Claude van Damme.


What were some of the challenges you had to face in making your films? 


When I came to the USA and I played my first role in English because I just barely spoke English that was really hard and frustrates.


Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite?


I like drama and Romance but definitely, my favorite genre to work in action.


What’s your all-time favorite movie and why?


”Heat” is my favorite movie of all time because in that movie was a lot the intensity in acting, even every character in that movie express the intensity of characters.

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If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be?

If I could work with anyone in the world could be Jean Claude Van Damme or Al Pacino.

Tell us something most people don't know about you.

When I was a child and I was in school, I was very Naughty and everyone said that I would be a bad person Growing up. Thank God today I am struggling to be a positive influence on others.

The one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career.

The persons who always believe in me are my mom, Dad, and my brothers and a few friends. 

What was the most important lesson you had to learn as actor?

The most important lesson I learned as an actor is that you always have to be prepared for everything.

Is it harder to get started or to keep going? What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to do either?

It’s clear that it's not easy to start or continue but you have to be strategic always try to analyze with people who have already had their start or that is moving forward and be restless, investigate everything about the world of entertainment and how it moves and how to apply auditions , independent and non-independent and look for events in places How often artists because you never know who you can meet there That will serve as a trampoline to your success. 

What keeps you motivated?

It keeps me motivated to think how far I can go with my faith in Jesus and my tireless effort.

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How has your style evolved?

My style of acting has evolved in my way of creating the physicality of the character because I used to limit myself to the ideas that propitiate the script and I think it is a mistake to stop creating.

On set, the most important thing is:

On set, the most important thing is to be ready for everything because even in the last minute everything can change.

The project(s) you’re most proud of: 

I am very proud of Emotionless because I played the main character and it was a great challenge because I really did sex scenes that looked like real sex, but it was just acting and There was never real sex. They were very well choreographed scenes.

The most challenging project you worked on. And why?

The most challenging project where I worked was Emotionless because it’s not easy starting your career do sex scenes with almost full nudity.

What are your short term and long term career goals?

My short and long term goals are to improve every day as an actor and be in better movies every time until I reach a privileged place.

Your next projects?

My next film project is going to be crazy is called  La Misma Maldita historia And The Same Damn Story on his English title.  

It will have actors of great relevance and 2 or 3 actors of the most popular in Italy and we will be filming in Cali, Colombia and Mumbai, India.  

That will have its launch in 2021, so you can expect it. that will be a fascinating action story and that will leave everyone shocked.

Please share with us where people can find you on social media

IMDb movie profile https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8131782/?mode=desktop

My IMDb profile https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7232637/?mode=desktop

Instagram as @jeisonf7

INTERVIEW WITH Guomingxiang - Actor

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Guo Ming Xiang was born on July 16th in Guangzhou, one of China’s most prosperous and modern cities. His family has a rich history in entertainment and athletics. Guo Ming Xiang trained as a gymnast from his early years, initially studying under his father’s guidance before being selected into the Chinese army’s gymnastics program. Because of his natural athleticism and aptitude toward entertainment, Guo was selected to train and perform with the internationally renowned China National Circus. He quickly rose through the ranks of the troupe, going on to win the coveted Golden Clown at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival. After reaching the peaks of the circus world, Guo Ming Xiang decided to follow his passion for performing and pursue his passion for acting. He attended Beijing Film Academy where he studied acting, directing and producing. After graduating at the top of his class, Guo Ming Xiang found instant success in Chinese television and cinema. He quickly became

 

Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become an Actor?

I was born in Guangzhou, China into a family with long history of circus. I got my first start in the entertainment industry as a circus performer at age 6. When I was 16 I was cast as a circus stunt double in a feature film. This was my first introduction to the film industry. I fell in love with it and decided I wanted to be an actor. I went to go to the Beijing Film Academy where I studied and graduated with a master’s degree in Acting and Directing. 

Films that inspired you to become an Actor?

As a teenager, I loved Jackie Chan movies. There was one series of films he starred in called “Police Story” that inspired me and made me feel like I could also be a hero. I remember watching a documentary about the making of “Police Story”. It showed everything that happened behind the cameras and what it takes to actually make a movie. Since I was a circus performer, I thought to myself that I could definitely do what the actors and stuntmen were doing. It felt like a dream that could become a reality.

Who is your biggest influence?

My biggest influence was my Acting Professor at the Beijing Film Academy, Professor Xuyan. She was the person who taught me what it really means to be an actor instead of just chasing fame and trying to become a superstar. In the Chinese film industry, many people are focused on becoming famous rather than becoming great actors. Professor Xuyan taught me to love and respect acting as a craft and approach it as an art form.

What were some of the challenges you had to face in making films?

Every film shoot has its own set of challenges. Sometimes it’s physical exhaustion from long days of Kung Fu action scenes or the awkwardness of shooting a sex scene with a room full of people watching. But I think the experience on my most recent project was probably the most challenging. We were in the middle of production when the Coronavirus outbreak reached its peak in China. We stopped shooting for a couple of weeks and everyone had to go into quarantine. When production started up again, everyone was wearing masks which created a lot of interesting problems. Actors would have indented lines on their faces and in their make-up from the elastic strings that secure the mask to your ears. And I can’t tell you how many times an actor would forget to take off their mask before shooting, extras walking around in the background of a scene wearing a mask or running into a chaotic shooting scene in a mask which fell off during the scene. There were some light and funny moments, but the set had so many people working that it was difficult to socially distance and everyone was worried about getting sick. It was a very intense situation.

Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite?

Comedy is definitely my favorite genre to work in. Comedy is the most challenging genre for an actor because you have to make people laugh, but you also need to make them feel the deep emotions that go along with happiness as well. You know when something is so funny and happy that it also makes you cry? I think the best comedies also have the ability to make people so full of emotion that they cry and laugh at the same time.

What is your all-time favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is “Once Upon a Time in America” by Sergio Leone. I love the actors in this movie. I think all the heroes I see in other films somehow remind me of the characters from this movie. This movie was also my first introduction to New York City, a city that has a very special place in my heart. “Once Upon a Time in America” gave me a very realistic and honest look at what life was like in New York City. Not only the romantic side of NYC like the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, but also the rich history and culture of violence of the city.  

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 If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be and why?

I would love to work with the director Ang Lee. First of all, he has a very deep understanding of both Eastern and Western cultures and his films explore the intricacies of these two very different cultures. Also, he is a master of character development with the actors in his films. He is so precise and detailed when creating and building a character, and I would love to experience that. I think I would learn a lot from him. 

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

I am very bad at remembering names and numbers! I don’t know why, but I have been like this my whole life. It is very difficult for me to memorize lines when they include numbers or names, like an address or something. It’s very interesting and makes for some funny and awkward moments on set.

Who is the one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career?

Actually, I think it is probably my fans that have believed in me the most throughout my career. This is very touching to me. The support they show me when I’m starting a new project gives me the courage to really commit myself to the work. They even continue to love me when a project isn’t my best work. My fans are so important to helping me to continue to believe in myself, to believe in what I do and to inspire me to continue to grow.

What is the most important lesson you had to learn as an actor?

I think the most important lesson I’ve learned as an actor is how to appreciate every moment in life and to fully feel it and remember it. Even bad experiences or difficult moments in life are a great source to draw from as an actor. Characters and emotions that are pulled from real life experiences feel much more authentic on screen.

Is it harder to get started or to keep going? What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to do either?

I think it is definitely harder to keep going. When you first start acting, you are young and fresh and full of energy and passion. I found that after becoming successful in this industry, there is more and more pressure to keep making successful films. I think the way I conquer this is to focus on what is most important to me, making authentic and beautiful films that I believe in. This is one of the reasons I am working very hard to try to produce international films and explore new markets. I guess the most important factor in conquering the difficulties of acting is that you really have to love acting. And I do.

What keeps you motivated?

Change and growth are the most important things to staying motivated for me as an actor. You have to keep learning and growing, and you always have to have a dream!

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 How has your style evolved?

When I first started acting I was doing mostly big budget, action movies, but now my favorite films to produce or direct or act in are smaller budget art movies.  

On set, the most important thing is:

To relax and to focus.

The project(s) you are most proud of:

One of the projects I am most proud of is the short film “Cheat” that we submitted to the Florence Film Awards. This project is very special to me. I was able to produce and act in this film, and to work with one of the most amazing teams I have ever worked with. This film was also an opportunity for me to explore new aspects of myself as an actor and to push myself beyond my comfort zone. I experienced a lot of growth during the process of making “Cheat” and I hope everyone loves the film as much as I do.

What was the most challenging project you worked on and why?

The most challenging project I worked on was the first short film I produced in New York City called “For Better or for Worse”. It was my first experience as a producer and it was much more difficult than I imagined, especially because I didn’t really know New York City very well and I was just beginning to learn English. I’m sure you know that nothing ever goes as planned when shooting a movie! In the end it took almost twice as long to shoot as we had planned, and the film went quite a bit over budget. As challenging as that project was, I learned and grew so much that in the end I’m very thankful I went through all those challenges.

What are your short and long-term career goals?

My short-term goals are to continue writing scripts and creating stories that I love and that I believe in. My long-term goal would be to eventually be able to produce and make these stories into international, full-length feature films.  

Your next projects?

My next project is a Chinese action television series based on a very popular role-playing game. It will be similar in style to “The Game of Thrones”. I start shooting this summer and we’re expecting to shoot three seasons of the show. I’m very excited about it!

Please share with us where people can find you on social media

Public social media: 

https://guomingxiang.com

Facebook Personal page : 

https://www.facebook.com/guomingxiang0716 

Facebook Fans page : 

https://www.facebook.com/MingxiamgGuo/

Instagram page : 

@mingxiang_guo 

Marcus Shenn - Interview

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Marcus Shenn is a filmmaker based in Paris. Having made films in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Marcus aims to further his experience by directing in France. For inspiration, likes to speak with and understand people from all walks of life. He directed the short film, A Whetstone and Mortar, which was selected by a number of film festivals. Marcus also studied at the International Academy of Film and Television and the American Film Institute. Currently, he is working on developing a script for a feature length project.

 

Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become a filmmaker?

My background is in finance where I worked in the stock markets. That industry doesn’t really have much to do with film but it became less satisfying over time as people started communicating less and less by phone and more by instant messaging. The industry was also in structural decline. Hence I took some time off to think about things. My partner at the time had me help out with a production for an advertisement she was involved with. I was assigned to help out the DP who explained some concepts to me during the shoot. I realized that I really loved being on set. That’s when I caught the film bug. 


Films that inspired you to become a filmmaker.

I guess French films really inspired me. One that comes to mind was La Jetée by Chris Marker. That film resonated with me a lot. It didn’t have any special effects but it was so powerful. The Big Blue and Nikita by Luc Besson both inspired me to think about film. 


Who is your biggest influence ?

Film-wise, I would say it would be Ridley Scott – from the point of view that he is so prolific and consistently good. All his films are really very good. I find it an amazing fact that someone like himself can consistently come out with great stories considering how difficult filmmaking can be. This consistency is what makes an impression and inspires me. 

Secondly, his choice of subject matters ranging from Sci-Fi (Blade Runner, Alien) to period (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) to modern women’s movement (Thelma and Louise) is just staggering. It would be a god-send to explore all these subject matters. 


What were some of the challenges you had to face in making your films?

I think some of the hardest films I had to make were in film school whereby students from different disciplines were forced to work with each other under very high pressure and with great conflicts of interest. This sort of environment really forces individuals to learn to collaborate well. The DP / Director relationship, when it is not functioning well, can be very painful. That happened to me once. At the same time, I had multiple problems with budget, location and production design along with issues on the relationship side at all once. Generally, I think at all films are difficult to make especially as you strive for a better production each time. Finding the right people who believe in you and will join you for the journey is also part of the process. 


Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite?

I just made a sci-fi film which was a lot of fun but it pushed my limits and made me learn a lot. Mid-way through the production I kept on asking myself ‘why did I get myself in sci-fi?’ and was quite stressed. But when the results came out and they worked out, I was quite satisfied. People should try to push their comfort boundaries sometimes. That really pushes one to grow, I think. So, I would say anything that would require world-building would be of great interest to me and that would be part of the genre.


What’s your all-time favorite movie and why?

I would have to say that would be the ‘Deer Hunter’ directed by Michael Cimino, 1978. The characters in there have such huge arcs and the emotional pay-off is so grand at the end when the story teller has us invest so much in these people throughout the film. Everything is so well set up from the beginning. The cast is stellar. Moreover this story could have universally happened in any town in the US during the Vietnam war. 

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 If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be?

I guess that would be Francis Ford Coppola. The difficulties involved in movie making as a process is of great interest to me. Apocalypse Now was notoriously difficult to make and so it would be an awesome to work with a director who went through that process. 

Very often, I look at movies with an all-star cast and wonder how the director was able to manage all these different personas.


Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

I’m a little deeper than people I think, I think. 


The one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career. 

I guess that would have to be my parents. They believed in me enough to help me out with financing my first forays into film. And they were also good listeners and supporters when I faced many challenges during this process. 


What was the most important lesson you had to learn as a filmmaker? 

I guess balancing both collaboration and compromise against keeping your vision has been the most important thing to learn and continue to learn. Giving each collaborator a certain margin of creativity and independence whilst telling the story the way you see it – that’s something to learn. Staying positive all the time, no matter what is also really important for maintaining the right personal energy that is essential to mov things forward. 


Is it harder to get started or to keep going? 

What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to either?
That’s a very interesting question and really shows how people can have different approaches. Definitely the act of getting started is harder than to keep going, in my case. In particular, I have to overcome emotional resistance or discomfort to get certain important things done. But I’ve found that getting things done is ultimately less painful than procrastinating. 

Not allowing my to-do list get too long keeps me sane! Once something has started though, I don’t usually have a problem in terms of persistence to see a project or goal finished. 


What keeps you motivated?

I suppose it’s quite satisfying if the movie works the way it’s supposed to work and people feel a certain way when they watch it. It’s that satisfaction that’s quite important, I feel. The other thing is being on set. Being on set is like a high-octane experience that I’m sure many people love. 

Secondly, the idea that one can take an idea hatched in a bar somewhere and bring it into reality on the screen. That’s a magical feeling when that happens.  

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 How has your style evolved?

Well, I would say that I went from making movies about people in very depressed situations to experimenting with a sci-fi romance. I think my subject matters may have evolved from heavier narratives to lighter and more current subjects. Also, I’m less interested in art for art’s sake and more interested in trying to make something people would like without sacrificing too much artistic expression. Visually, I would also say that the more productions I make, the more inclined to have more camera movement and stay away from using the tripod by itself. 


On the set, the most important thing is:

The most important thing is a good ambience and collaboration. I go to great lengths to make sure there is no drama on the set and vet each division head very carefully when assembling the crew. If someone is amazing at what they do but are a diva, I cannot hire them. Sometimes screening out all the bad apples is not possible for different reasons we might have to be stuck with them for the duration of the production but that’s filmmaking. 


The project(s)you’re most proud of:

I would say that the two films I made in Asia prior to attending graduate film school in the US were satisfying as they were able to deliver emotionally. Though those projects involved hard work, the processes of production was quite smooth for both of them. I’ve made films that were very difficult to make but the stories have been less fluid. 


The most challenging project you worked on? And why?

The most challenging project I worked was a project at graduate film school. The collaboration was very poor due to a host of reasons and 


What are your short term and long-term career goals?

Right now, I am looking make a few more shorts about a number of different subjects. I’ve made films in the US and Asia. Now it would be great to make films in Europe / France. If I can turn out a good enough feature length spec script and have it made, that would be 


Your next projects?

My collaborators and I are in the middle of developing a short movie that explores the subject of dating and meeting people through electronic applications. Another is a feature script in development is set in Japan which is set in the 80’s. 


Please share with us where people can you on social media, so our readers could keep track of your career.

I’m in the middle of building an IMDB page for a sci-fi short ‘A Week With Rebecca’.

I’ll also have a personal website up soon. 

The social media links to the short are on Facebook and Instagram respectively:

https://www.facebook.com/aweekwithrebecca/

Instagram: incognito.et.veritas

Laura Barbato - Interview

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Laura “L.A” Barbato is an award-winning American producer, director, screenwriter, and the owner of Twelve 83 Entertainment.  Laura is known for her original screenplays consisting of mind-blowing plot twists with realistic yet surreal storylines. She is most inspired by screenwriter and producer Rod Serling, screenwriter and director M. Night Shyamalan, director Alfred Hitchcock, and by the works of both Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway. Laura is best known for writing and producing the award-winning short film titled “The Man Who Sold The World”, starring Giancarlo Carmona and Meilin Gray. Laura is also the creator, writer, producer and director of the anthology series “The Unorthodox Series”, a one-of-a-kind, chilling yet symbolic, storytelling adventure captured from first person point of view. Laura is studying Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy in New York, New York.

Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become a filmmaker?

I  have a unique background story when it comes to film.  I can’t say I’m  one of those people that dreamed of being a filmmaker since I was really  young.  When I was younger, I was into writing stories, drawing, music  production, and DJing.  I had a little “studio”, and I’m using that word  extremely loosely, in my mom’s basement where my friends and I would  record music.  I DJed in New York City and in Long Island New York in my  early twenties.  By the age of twenty-three, I was a police officer for  the New York City Police Department.  Although I was a cop, I still  wrote stories and had my music projects on the side.  It wasn’t really  until we started shooting music videos for my artists that I really saw  how amazing filming is. The whole concept of creating, planning, and  executing these music video that were almost like short stories to me  became extremely fascinating.  That was just so eye opening for me, and  here we are now!


Films that inspired you to become a filmmaker?

I  love a story with an unexpected twist at the end.  Any film that can  make me feel like I need to watch it again just to pick up on the subtle  hints throughout is influential to me.  A film that really caught my  eye was M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense”.  I was just starting  high school when the film was released in theaters.  I remember watching  it and thinking how well put together the film was in terms of  successfully executing the twist at the very end.  It definitely gave me  that “wow!” effect and I definitely have watched it several times since  then.   I have also studied the film script in the past, and I love it!


Who is your biggest influence?

I  grew up watching the black and white reruns of “The Twilight Zone”  hosted by Rod Serling and can remember being so intrigued by each  story.  Rod Serling’s ability to tell us a simple story, give us  realistic and likeable characters, and finally hit us with an unexpected  ending is like no other.  His unique writing style has inspired and  influenced the majority of my short stories, screenplays, and film  ideas.  


What were some of the challenges you had to face in making your films?

In  between the days we were scheduled to film “The Man Who Sold The  World”, I was involved in a near fatal accident while working on-duty as  a police sergeant for the NYPD.  I was pinned to a cement wall by a  car, which broke my hips and did some serious damage to my right arm.  I  remember waking up in the hospital and seeing my director, George,  standing in the room.  Before anything, I had asked him if the crew knew  we might not be filming within the next few days?  It had already been  several days past our scheduled film date by then, and he had already  let the cast and crew know that we were holding up on things.  I was in  the hospital and in rehab for some time, then needed another surgery on  my arm.  It was a little bit of a mess for a bit, but after a good year  we finally picked it back up and completed “The Man Who Sold The World”,  which has been doing incredible in the Indie film world.


Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite?

I’m  a Thriller type-of-girl.  If I was to narrow that down, Psychological  Thriller would be my favorite genre to work in.  I love the human mind  and love the way different people perceive things because it’s not  always the same way of thinking.  A person can never be one hundred  percent “right” or “wrong” when discussing a Psychological Thriller  film.


What’s your all-time favorite movie and why?

I  have a few favorite movies, for different reasons and from different  time periods, but I love Alfred Hitchcock films.  I love suspense and he  was the Master of it!  If I had to pick one of his films, it would be  “Psycho”.  The storyline is just so peculiar and well executed for its  time.

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If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be?

M. Night Shyamalan


Tell us something most people don't know about you.

I’m  a “Foodie”.  I love the colors and the arrangements of nicely plated  food, as weird as that may sound.  It doesn’t necessarily need to be  from a high-end restaurant.  Anything that is enticing enough for me to  want to take a picture of it is what I’m referring to.  I think I might  have more pictures of food in my phone than what would be considered  “normal.” 


The one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career?

My  family is a tremendous support system.  Especially my mom, Joanne, who  is always rooting for me.  I also have a tight group of friends that are  always there, front row both figuratively and literally, cheering me on  and I love them for that.  Narrowing it down to one person, it would be  my partner, Marleny.  She has definitely been my rock through some  difficult challenges in my life.  When pertaining to my film career,  she’s been there through the madness of computer crashes and audio  dilemmas, to seeing me in my element both on set and buried in my  computer on Final Draft, all the way to traveling with me to my film  screenings around the country.  She’s read all of my scripts and  stories, heard my all of my bizarre ideas, and even after that I can  always count on her for an honest opinion. Marleny just has a calming  way about her and always keeps things realistic and positive.


What was the most important lesson you had to learn as a filmmaker?

Not  everyone is going to like your content, and you can’t make everyone  happy.  You can pour weeks, months, years, blood, sweat and tears into a  project that you think is so spectacular, but some people just won’t  agree with you on that one, and that’s ok!  The most important part is  getting it out there for people to see.  There’s no point in investing  yourself so deeply into a project to just have great content siting in  external hard drives around your house.   

Is it harder to get started or to keep going? What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to do either?

It  was harder for me to get started.  I had a lot of hiccups along the way  through my first film, especially with the accident happening in  between filming dates, plus a few discouraging technical issues in  post-production.  We had a small problem with some audio and several  sound effects in post; it was just one of those situations where I  really felt like I was being tested.  However, I kept at it until the  project was completed and I was satisfied.  Now, I just want to keep  going!


What keeps you motivated?

I  love to screen write before anything else.  I feel more creative when I  write because I’m not overly worried about any time limitations or  blowing through a budget.  There’s just something about spending time  writing a great script, creating characters on paper, then seeing them  come to life that just amazes me and keeps me motivated to push my  stories out to the world.

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How has your style evolved?

I  read a lot of scripts, old, new, and on topic to my particular favorite  genre to write.  I pick out what I like and weed out what I don’t like,  and incorporate it into my own style. I also listen to a lot of  different interviews with screenwriters and directors that I  admire.  Just being humble enough to read, listen, absorb, and utilize  great advice has evolved my style over the years.  I’m more confident  and unapologetic in my writing now.  


On set, the most important thing is?

Organization  is so important.  Make sure everyone is on the same page, prior, and  keep it moving.  Watch your time.  Time management is essential on set,  too.


The project(s) you’re most proud of?

“The  Man Who Sold The World” will always be special.  It’s more than just a  short film to me.  It shows strength, determination, and persistence and  represents success after overcoming challenges. 


The most challenging project you worked on? And why?

Starting  “The Unorthodox Series” was challenging for me because it was the first  time that I was calling all of the shots.  I’ve worked with my  director, George Rodriguez, on a bunch of other projects and music  videos prior to “The Unorthodox Series”, but this time around it was at  my direction.  The idea behind the series is a little abstract and can  be uncomfortable for the audience as well, so I needed a crew that was  on board with me to help execute it properly.  I spoke to both George  and John about my ideas for the series, and there were no  hesitations.  “Let’s do it!” was the response I got.


What are your short term and long term career goals?

Short  term, I still have many ideas for “The Unorthodox Series”.  We have  another episode of the series in preproduction.  A lot has been put on  hold with this COVID-19 pandemic, but we will be back at it soon  enough.  In the future, I really want to start pushing my  screenplays.  I have a thriller script that I’m finishing up, titled  “Fish In Water”, that I think will definitely push some serious  boundaries. I won’t go into the details, but there’s certainly an  unexpected twist at the end!


Your next projects?

Scripts.  Scripts.  And  more scripts.  My passion is writing, so you’ll be seeing more short  and feature length scripts from me. I also have an unpublished book of  short stories and poems that I have been working on for years that I may  end up publishing in the future.  In fact, “The Man Who Sold The World”  is a short story that you can find in that book.  


Please share with us where people can find you on social media, so our readers could keep track of your career.

You  can find me on Facebook at “Laura Six” or on Instagram at  “laurasixfigures”.  You can also check out my company’s website at www.twelve83entertainment.com and send any questions or comments to info@twelve83entertainment.com.  I can also be found on IMDb under “Laura “L.A.” Barbato” for filmography, awards, and contact information.