We had the good fortune of connecting with Cindy Bru and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cindy, how do you think about risk?
I look at risk as a necessary element in attaining pride in your success. I had early opportunities to take on job positions with comfortable salaries and financial stability, but that could never satisfy me. I’ve never been the type to settle in comfort. I love to gamble, and stand by the “the bigger the risk, the greater the reward” mentality. I chose the film industry at a young age and knew it wouldn’t be a cake walk, but with determination, persistence, and a ton of resilience, I’m doing what I love and I’m my own boss. I make movies for a living, the movies I want to make. I’m living my childhood dream. It’s pretty remarkable.
What should our readers know about your business?
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 friend Alexa came into town for a visit from our lovely hometown of Pittsburgh a while back, and I think we did it right. Drinks at Edendale and Bar Calo in Silverlake (I’m an east side gal). Beach time and live music in Venice. Margaritas at El Compadre in Echo Park courtesy of Mario. Day trip to Santa Barbara. Whale watching in Long Beach. Finish it off with a hike through the San Bernardino Mountains to the deep creek hot springs where we eventually lost our way while heading back to our car after dark (we were warned). We ran out of food and water, phones were at around 2 %, coyote and rattlesnake sounds surrounding us, and eventually the local PD sending a search party and rescue helicopter out for us. I’m a great host. Please visit me any time friends.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My motivation, my inspiration, my daughter Olivia.