We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Herrera and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christian, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?

Let’s just say I strongly believe in film the same way kids believe in fairytales. Music videos, Movies, commercials can take us away from reality. The power of film inspire us, motivate us, and move us.

I knew I wanted to change the world since I was a little kid which sounds cheesy and cliche but the best way I could do that is through my art (Videos) and influence anyone who gets to see my work. Always share your stories, you never know who might be watching or simply listening.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others is my vision and power of storytelling. I still believe Magic is possible anywhere even In the most hopeless moments and times. I’m proud of my happiness and rough moments in life because they have inspired me and I was able to transform those feelings into stories.

The way I got into films was in high school. I was always the weird kid with the camera documenting whatever was happening everyday. Many didn’t like it and found it annoying but today I’m glad I did it because everyone who called me annoying back then are now reaching out so I could record their wedding, birthday, commercial for their new business, etc. It was not easy chasing after what I was passionate about when no one believed in me on the first place.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m latino (Colombian) but I do enjoy different types of cuisine. My favorite place in LA to eat is Sugar Taco on Melrose Avenue. One of the best Vegan Mexican places. The back patio is colorful and great for photos. The decorations are wonderful and makes me feel like I’m not in LA Anymore.

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 mom,

She always wanted to have her own studio as she never went to college. I’m first generation Colombian Immigrant and I know she is proud. Sadly she passed away in 2015 and that encouraged me to truly dedicate myself to what I’m doing today.

Website: www.chrisgreyproductions.com

Instagram: Chrisgreyproductions

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianaherrera/

Other: https://vimeo.com/user29165161

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