We had the good fortune of connecting with Maty Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maty, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
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?
Many of our LA adventures centre around food. We often pick a cuisine and then go exploring based on Yelp reviews and IG photos, which have taken us to some amazing places. Seafood in Malibu, gastropubs in the Arts District, enormous breakfasts at North Hollywood eateries and vegan fare in Hollywood. When we moved to LA we did all the usual touristy things – the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, etc. but if friends or family came to visit we’d also have to include a hike in the gorgeous Angeles Forest, a sunset at El Matador beach, a trip to the Venice Canals, and if it’s Winter, a weekend at Big Bear or a mountain resort. There are so many hidden gems in LA and having only been here 2 years, we’ve barely scratched the surface.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely my partner Tamiah Bantum, without her I wouldn’t have had any support during all this. Her knowledge, acting ability, intelligence and commitment has been my corner stone to achieve and succeed where I would have otherwise given in to the demands and stress of deciding to make movies for a living.
Images by Mathew Young, Tamiah Bantum and Susie Hinds