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Today we’d like to introduce you to Forest Quaglia.

Hi Forest, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
After years of working odd jobs, I decided to pursue the film industry. I wanted a career that I was truly passionate about and the performing arts was a perfect fit.

I started practicing different acting techniques, taking classes and eventually started to audition for films.

After a couple of years of grinding, learning and booking small gigs here and there, I decided to start my own production company as a means to create more opportunities for myself.

I started Forest Quaglia Studios, A film production company where I write and produce movies for myself to star in. Between 2020-2022 FQ Studios has produced four short films. The Investigators, Body of Ashes, Agent Stone and Map Heist. We also started production of our first feature film, Chapters and have more in development.

Check out our website to watch our movies and learn more…
www.ForestQuagliaStudios.com

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a huge challenge! Each film we produce has its own unique obstacles.

Most recently, filming Map Heist we had a trailer to toe a boat and the wheel barring exploded on the way to set. Luckily everyone was okay! Then we had to coordinate a flatbed to pick up the boat and trailer. It was about 9am on our first day of the shoot and we already had a catastrophe on our hands. So we called everyone we knew with a boat and our DP and Editor duo found us a boat on the spot and saved the day!

Every film has something like this happen and we just need to adapt and problem solves as we go.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a professional actor, film producer and entrepreneur.

I’m known for my role in ‘Damon’s Revenge’ a classic dark comedy/horror film. Also, for ‘Agent Stone’ an action thriller movie inspired by Keanu Reeves John Wick films.

FQ Studios has assembled a team of extremely talented filmmakers.

Our core team is director Teddy Pryor, cinematographer Matt Doucette, editor Samantha Magnarelli, sound recordist Matt Leake and gaffer Melanie Nesteruk.

Watch our most recent movie, Agent Stone for free on YouTube.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I’m a huge nature enthusiast. I’ve always liked playing sports, boxing, hiking, camping, going on beach trips, traveling and anything outdoors.

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