We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrian Jules and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adrian, what role has risk played in your life or career?
One of my greatest fears in life is not living up to my full potential. I embrace taking risks and betting on myself, which is why I moved to Los Angeles over a decade ago and refused to quit chasing my dream despite all the roadblocks presented in front of me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a Filmmaker. I act, write, direct and produce. I was forced to wear all these hats because none of my ideas would come to life if I didn’t. Sometimes you have to do everything for people in your industry to take notice and work with you. I’ve been the face of several major brands. Still, I am most proud of my productions, including Taboo, a short film described as the black Hangover with a twist, Adopted, a feature-length movie about a family who adopts a Haitian orphan post the 2010 earthquake. Mr. Johnson, a comic superhero like Captain America, told through the lens of a former slave and Military Veteran.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My best friend loves food! Our first meal would be at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. I don’t eat meat, but the sides and waffles are good AF. Followed by Salsa & Beer for the Mexican food, and we’d end up in Thai Town for some Thia food. Last but not least, Dulan’s for the soul food. Yes, all we’d do is eat and hang out. Don’t judge us. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother, Marcilia Jules, a five-foot-three super hero in my eyes, deserves a great deal of credit for my success. She migrated to the United States, searching for a better life for us, and worked her finger to the bone, providing just that for me.
Head Shot: Kim Alexis