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

Hi Francisco, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think that risk is one of the most valuable instincts we, as human beings, have. Risk make us get out of our comfort zone and jump to explore the unknown. Make us explore the world and it diminishes the rules imposed by society to create our own. Risk is exploration and curiosity to find answers that we couldn’t find in our schools, community or professions. Risk is a thought positivism that embraces new experiences. Is definitely a word that was always inside me and made me look around with certain curiosity and inspiration.

In my career, risk is the most important factor because made me move to Los Angeles from Spain in search of a dream and new experiences. Risk made me embrace the unknown and learn from my own fears and defeats. Risk made me go for a choice in a script and a jump into a stage with barely knowledge about the industry and the language. Risk made me improve my skills to get better.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an actor. I studied at UCLA and I started working about a year ago; I am very proud that during this year I worked in projects such as; 4th season of “Westworld”, commercials for “Cheetos”, “LG” or “BOSCH” and music Videos for “DBVVS – Say it” and “Shallou – All your days”, and movies such as “6.15 AM to 6.15PM” directed by Carl Bessai, and “Bloody Famous” directed by Steve Balderson. This year I’ll be filming the new sequel ” the Fear 3″ produced by Greg Sims. “The Fear” is a cult in horror movies and his previous sequels counted with a cast such as Wes Craven. Also, the shortfilm “Past lives” directed by Maxim Varen was showcased on the big screen before the feature film “Firebird” ,(directed by Peeter Rebane), at the Directors Guild of America. It will also be showcased at the OutFest festival in July 2022.

It’s been a fantastic year and I had the opportunity to grow as an actor and most important, as a person.

I started creating my reel from student projects, creating a website and adding all my work in everything I was booking. But that’s not all, applying to castings every day is the most important routine we need to get used to, because it’s what is going to give us the job. After I found my manager Brent Paxon and he is being doing a great job for me.

It was not easy at all. I had to work on my english, survive in LA and create my community. Everything is fast rhythm and coming from a small city in Spain made it more of a challenge.

I overcame the challenges by learning, by not getting stuck victimising myself. I had bad roommates, spent time in hospital after a surgery and many more dramas. But I always ask to myself: How can I resolve/ get out of this situation?.

I learn to be more cautious when moving to an apartment (laughs). No but seriously, I learnt to open up to myself, to be more disciplined and to discover through acting an escape for my imagination to create, have fun and to inspire myself and others.

I want the world know that sometimes what you want, takes time and patience, and even though is really good to have a goal, we gotta learn when to stop and to be with our friends and enjoy. The path is what we are really taking in this journey.

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?
Oh, I am actually waiting for a friend to come visit! and if he does, I want to take him to San clemente, there is a beach called Trestles that is very beautiful, there is good surf, beautiful landscape and a train that passes by sometimes. Then I would take him to eat at In & out and go straight to Joshua tree. That national park is unbelievable, is full of rocks coming out of a cartoon and cactus that paint the landscape bright and magical. We would sleep in the car and tent camp because we love adventures and save money, so we don’t mind have a trip immersed in the wild. After that we would drive to Gran canyon and spend a couple of days there, just hiking and talking about life. I am sure we both have so many things to talk about!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I give all my credits to my beautiful mother Maria Luisa Cabrera who is always there to listen when I need to call someone. She is always supporting me when I am not feeling good, and thanks for being the pilar of my successes. I also want to thank my best friends; Panagiotis Margetis and Any Ferreiras, who are always lifting me up when I wanted to “throw the towel” and go back to Spain. They made me conscious of my achievements, effort and dedication. I have no doubt that, without them, I wouldn’t be doing acting in Los Angeles today. They, along with other people, are my community in Los Angeles and my Joy when I am “not acting”.

Website: www.franciscomartos.com

Instagram: franciscomartos_

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX4olkGNKjwz8DZBjZ8Fkv7jjx6TwTg7O

Image Credits
Colin Brennan

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