Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Robles.
Andrew, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I was around 13 I took my mom’s mini videotape recorder and tried to make my own version of the Blair witch project with my best friend at the time. I had no clue what I was doing, but somehow I switched the setting to black and white filmed using a smoke bomb at a creek in a small town in Texas. After that I fell in love with the art or filming.
Fast forward to about 19 years old I had a flip video camera and got into it again. I would make my own green screen out of paper and would get my brother to act out short scenes. I would make him do scenes where he would be getting beat up, I would make him look all battered with special effects makeup, I’m pretty good with that stuff. At that time I was a hairstylist and would make so many different videos for hairstyling and cutting. I would ask my brother to film close ups and hands only and then wide-angle. I would turn a hair cut into a music video it was awesome.
At about 29, I got more into it along with photography. I mean film making and directing is my love, my passion, and I can’t even describe it I love it! but photography to me is also a huge part of my life. It’s deeper for me it’s personal, it’s my own thoughts in my mind. I just love film making and photography they go hand in hand with one another. I finally decided to just go for it with both and that lead to me doing this full time. Shooting and directing music videos for artists and short films for writers and myself. It all leads up to today I own my own production company “A TOWN PRODUCTIONS” the A is for the city I was raised in and it also stands for my name and my youngest daughter’s name. What else can I say I love what I do and it’s only gonna get better.
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?
I mean I’m not sure if any path you ever take towards success is ever smooth. But if there is show me, haha. But no, I have had some struggles along the way and at times, there are still struggles. I feel that comes with any and everything we do. But it’s nothing that ever made me want to give up.
Please tell us about A Town Productions.
Well, A TOWN PRODUCTIONS is an all-around company we cover photography and cinematography. We do music videos for artists and photoshoots for artist and celebrity’s, we also do events weddings birthday you name it we do it. When I made this company, I didn’t want to be limited, so I wouldn’t get held back from anything. I myself specialize in directing and editing and photography, I mean I do it all I’m one of those who most of the time need to do everything. I have had to pull back so I can focus more on the bigger picture of what’s happening on my sets.
I’m mostly proud of my company and how much I have learned. I’ve gotten so many opportunities to experience because of my company. My wife is my partner in all this and because of her A TOWN PRODUCTIONS is well organized and tidy haha. I feel that what sets my company apart from others is that we are very personal with our clientele. Don’t get me wrong it’s all professional but at the end of the day if we’re all not happy then how is anything genuinely getting created. We try to have fun no matter what and most of all make sure our clients are happy and comfortable.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I don’t remember what school it was I want to say maybe San Pedro or Whittier area. I was in kindergarten or one of those young early years and during playtime my dad would come alone or with my uncle to the fence to say hi to me or bring me a candy. I still think that everyday, it’s just something that stuck with me.
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Samantha Mumba, Kalin White, Marcio Donaldson, Maria Robles, Andrew Robles