We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly B. Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly B., what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success has been all the people who have brought me on board their projects and who have trusted me to help them make their vision come to life. Through projects I’ve worked on, I’ve been able to meet many other filmmakers who have in turn reached out to me about working on their own projects. And by doing this, I’ve been able to build a community of filmmakers I can reach out to and vice versa. For the success of my brand, Twist To The Story Productions, it’s my team who are the most important factor. If I did not have my wonderful team (Tony McNally, Barbara Colón and Jonathan Bueno), I would not be where I am today. It is because of all their hard work and belief in my abilities and vision that I have been able to do so much. I am truly blessed and thankful to have them a part of company.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I take a moment to stand still it feels like I haven’t gone very far. But, looking back at all the projects I’ve worked on, the sleepless nights, and the personal days I’ve sacrificed to make things happen, I’m reminded of all those steps I had to take to get to where I am now. Luckily, I have gotten to a place where I have a support system around me, from family and friends. It wasn’t easy though. Over the past years, I’ve struggled financially, working multiple gigs/part time jobs to make sure I have the flexibility to work on projects whether my own on someone else’s. It’s put a strain on some relationships in my life and sadly I have lost a few friendships due to my busy schedule. I’ve recently gotten better with being able to balance my work life with my social one. At times it can still be difficult but I do my best.
I am reminded of a moment in my life, when I met the actor John Shea. I was able to speak with him for a minute, and he gave me some advice. He signed a postcard, and with his signature we wrote “Perseverance Furthers”. I never forgot that and I still have the momento.
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?
I enjoy going to pop up events. There’s always something new and exciting to check out in New York City, and I would want to try a new place so my friend and I could both have a new experience.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First I would like to give a big shoutout to my parents, Ulysses Flores and Ramonita Flores, and my big brother, Timothy Flores, who have supported my dreams since I was little and my choice in being in the film industry. Second, I have to give a shoutout to my team, Tony McNally, Barbara Colón, and Jonathan Bueno, who have stuck with me since the beginning of my company’s journey and continue to show their support. And lastly, I would like to give a shoutout to Chris Anthony Hernandez, Maria Alejandra Hernandez, Miguel Mike Medina, Cesar Valderrama, Elroy Martinez Jr. and Benny Acevedo, who I’ve worked with many times and can’t wait to continue working with them on future projects.