We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin Galindo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Justin, how do you think about risk?
Risk is everything. I’ve taken many risks in my life. As cliche as it sounds, life is all about taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone. The start of my entire career was the day I left my home in Ohio at 19 to drive to Los Angeles with nothing, but a suitcase and my car. I have taken many risks in my life including creating multiple films, investments, and companies JIG Reel Studios and Warehouse 1 Productions. My most recent film includes the feature film, LOCO. This was a huge risk because I was willing to throw down my own personal money and pass on other projects to get this made. This pushed to help get us investors that helped produce this film then help us get distribution for the Fall of 202o. Yes, there was a high chance I could fail and end up with nothing, but it really paid off in the long run. One of my most respected risks is still building JIG Reel Studios (jigreelstudios.com). This is when I had zero and used what I had to create my own production company. This was one of the most difficult things to build, but very happy it went in the right direction. We started in my living room and have grown it to be in a large creative space warehouse. It took us 8-9 years to build this company and I am super proud of the people behind it. Be sure to check out most recent project. Warehouse 1 Productions (warehouse1productions.com)
What should our readers know about your business?
JIG Reel Studios is different because we are the only actor demo reel business that has worked with the major studios in the country. Also, we’re not just an actor demo reel business we create feature films, commercials, music videos, and shorts. We got where we wanted by the teamwork of the crew and give 100% to each of our clients. The client’s success is a major part of our success. When our clients look good, we look good too. Any challenges we dealt with was exciting for us because it made us better and even helped our creative side. The biggest lesson is as long as we all work together, we can all be successful together. We would want the world to know that dreams do happen if you put in the work.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would show them the biggest tourist spots and the ocean of course.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family, JIG Reel Studios crew, close friends, our amazing clients that have worked with JIG Reel Studios within the 8-9 years we been around and everyone that has been part of my journey.