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Meet Andreas Orrego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andreas Orrego.

Andreas, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Well, I was born Santa Monica and raised in Burbank near the Equestrian Center. Horseback riding has always been a part of my life, and I still ride to this day. Mostly everyone in my neighborhood would ride horses. It was the main thing to do. I also studied cello for 12 years but eventually got burnt out. I blame my mom for that though. She was a very intense teacher and sucked all the fun out of playing a beautiful instrument. After I stopped playing the cello, I felt lost. I would go off and do stupid shit with my friends. But that gap was filled when I saw “There Will Be Blood” with my pops in the theatre. After seeing that film I knew I wanted to be part of the filmmaking process. As soon as I graduated high school I searched for as many black box theaters that I could find. Anywhere that had a stage was fine with me.

Great, 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?
Yes and no. I’ve been chasing this dream for nine years now and I’ve dealt with a ton of rejection. The funny thing is, I’m grateful for all the “No’s”. It’s given me strength and courage. As soon as I’m out of an audition, I remind myself that the past is the past.  I just need to experience the now.

Andreas Orrego – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m unique and I am me and that’s enough. I feel like what sets me apart from others isn’t up to me to answer. Thinking about that is a waste of time. Let others think what they want to think. All that matters is that I create with my heart and not my head. As far as what sets me apart, I’ve acquired a fair amount of knowledge and skills  in the world of trading cryptocurrencies. The whole decentralized financing sector is fascinating and so new to society. The cryptocurrency game is volatile and risky but I’m in my 20’s, so I’m totally fine with taking risks when it comes to investing. Especially if that means making some cash to keep my dream alive.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
So far, I’m proud that I’ve been waking up every day and not giving up. It’s so easy to say I’m done with all of this when you’re rejected constantly. I’m proud at how relentless I have been in this industry. I can’t give up because if I do. I’m not sure what else I can find that’ll make me happy.

Contact Info:

  • Email: andreasorrego@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @orregoeggo

Image Credit:
Lindsay Rosenberg Photography, Peter Cooper and Paige Peterson

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