We had the good fortune of connecting with Jorchual Gregory Vargas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jorchual, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is possibly one of the most stressful things any creative, entrepreneur and overall person can do. We are way too comfortable in our comfort zones, sure we are fine sometimes in these zones but I heard once “nothing good grows in the comfort zone” since then I have seek discomfort constantly and every time is an experience that can be stressful or give you some anxiety but the reward after a battle within yourself to take the chances and work hard for the opportunities is worth the journey, specially once you achieve your goal and look back to the learnings of the process.
Taking risk has help me be in the position where I am today with a growing business but I understand is not enough and more risk have to be taken to further advance in my career as a business man and actor too.
At the same time taking risk has brought me discomfort on the past in my life but thanks to it nowadays I have expanded my comfort bringing me joy on my daily live and growth
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am mainly an actor but since I was a child I was taught to be relentless and to find opportunity. I am from Valencia, Venezuela. I came to Los Angeles 6 years ago in dreams of pursuing a career as an actor. While being here I actually developed a love for behind the camera work. I started working in the art department until people started calling me to production design projects giving me the opportunity to work with brands and big names such as Channing Tatum, 21 Savage, J Cole among others. Eventually I started getting tired of working in the art department but I had accumulated knowledge in how small film/photography studios operate and also collected a good amount of props and decided to open up a studio myself. Since the opening of the studio it has been a roller coaster that started picking up and looking promising but then COVID 19 happen and it was like starting all over again, thankfully nowadays my business is still up and running with a promising future.
As an actor in LA it has been challenging but I have been able to work in multiple commercials, films and music videos. I am currently represented across the board while not just waiting for castings to happen but actually creating content along creatives in LA. This group of friends and I have recently created a webseries called “Empanarcos”, the series is a drama/dark comedy about these siblings struggling with their financials but possibly finding a solution through selling latin street food “empanadas” currently available on Youtube for your enjoyment.
From my experience at this point I can share that it was not an easy process, specially once you know me and get to learn about the crisis I had to go from my country to be able to come here; but it was all worth it. Things get hard, sometimes to the point that is hard to see a light but there is more within ourselves that we know off and we can get through those storms. A circle of good company is always encourage
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?
hahaha well! This is fun because I do this on a basis everytime my friends from outside LA are visiting. First things first! If I have the chance to bring them onto a film set to see how it works I do so, then I bring them inside Warner Bros studios to give them a tour of the backlots, show them the prop house and how it all works overthere. Then, of course we can’t miss the beauties of Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu. About eateries I try to discover new places with my friends when they visit but I always like to end the day at a rooftop bar usually Mama shelter in Hollywood
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The first person to come to my mind is my mother and father. Both have taught by their doings that we can never give up and we always have to push hard for what we want. No matter how challenging or impossible it looks, you can get there with patience and effort
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