We had the good fortune of connecting with Caesar Osiris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caesar, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
LAB H Media came from the need of creating opportunity for myself as a filmmaker-director and content creator. Social media played a big role in allowing me to reach out to new clients, showcase my work and enabling me to create opportunities for myself and other creators. At the time I was just fresh out of film school and not everyone would take the risk of hiring me as a director because I was young and unproven, so I decided to start a sandbox for myself and also to support my creative communities.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Most of the challenges I have faced have also become my strengths, like many other storytellers and filmmakers throughout time. I have been blessed to develop working relationships in my industry with people that have opened doors for me and introduced me to different working environments. I wouldn’t have built the client base that I have if it weren’t for the people I worked with in the past, who were able to see the value that I or my company could contribute to their projects or brands – and that itself over time became my brand. When it comes to my own art, I am always receptive to the stories and sounds that move my soul, because I know that will also inspire my audience.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love Los Angeles! I would take visiting friends for an early hike in Griffith Park, followed by the Observatory so they can get a better idea of the city. For lunch we would go to Gracias Madre, before exploring several museums in L.A. including LACMA, The Broad, MOCA, the Museum of Natural History, before wrapping it up with dinner in Los Feliz. I know that’s a lot for one day, so they have to step up to my pace!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?
There have been throughout my life different people who inspired me or contributed to my success. My theater formation in the University of Puerto Rico was indelibly shaped by great artists like Viveca Vazquez and Mayra Santos-Febres. While abroad I also adopted many creative processes and approaches in my own craft from watching and working with two Latin American theater companies: Los Yuyachkani in Peru and Malayerba in Ecuador. I should also mention how deeply influenced I was by Blumhouse Productions for creating a completely new business model in the industry, and how grateful I am to Pedro Almodovar for proving that there was a space in Hollywood for diversity.
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