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Conversations with the Inspiring Mariana Flores

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mariana Flores.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am an actor, I was born and raised in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas and at the age of 19 came to Los Angeles to study acting at the Stella Adler Academy, and even though all my training was in theatre, I love film, I have also become interested in writing and directing.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been quite a fun trip, I don’t think I can complain, there is a lot to do and learn, and I promised you that regardless you get good or bad news you learn from that, but I really believe that keeping your head down and constantly working in whatever it is that you do, will definitely take you to the places you want, and never stop believing in yourself, no matter what other people think or says to you.

What should we know about your business? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Some of the projects I have done are a co-star in the Tv-Series “Chance” where I worked with Hugh Laurie, Ginger Gonzaga and Tony Plana, I have also done a feature film called “Eleven Hundred to Lubbock” that won, “Best movie and Best Director at the “Broad Humor Film Festival 2018” the Stubbornly Independent Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival 2018 and also got accepted at the Dallas International Film Festival 2018, San Antonio Film Festival 2018, Long Beach Indie International Film Festival 2018. I have done several short films, “The Dishwasher” where I play “Filipita.” the short was selected for the official selection in the San Diego Film Festival 2018, Bend Film Festival 2018, Mammoth Film Festival 2019 where it won the “Grand Jury Award short”, Festival Sayulita 2019, got accepted into “The Beverly Hills Film Festival” 2019 and “The Pasadena Film Festival” 2019 and “Carmen” where I bring to life the role of Carmen a Mexican Hairstyle that is struggling to get money to support herself and her family, this short was also selected for the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival 2017.

I am also working on a Tv-series called “Living with Stranger” where I played the role of Nancy a half-Filipino half-Mexican from Portland, Oregon, she is smart and witty, but comes across as the virtuous quiet one.

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?
The women in my family. I grew up in a family where women are really strong and powerful and fight for what the want, they have also supported me all the way until the end in every little project I have done and if I may say, my father has been a great figure who also inspire me and taught me so many great things in life.

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Antoine Maume

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