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Havana, the Caribbean, is now on the wish lists of every avid traveller who seeks adventure. A magazine with insight from a traveller's perspective.

With an insatiable appetite for scouting new talent and his lm debut, I caught up with Vinny in West Hollywood for a candid conversation about his chosen path and some of the challenges he has had to overcome.

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Directed by Michael Matteo Rossi, this movie ts well into the action genre. It tells the tale of a relatively low drug dealer who is reunited with his mother and uncle.

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A hit on him by an underworld drug kingpin will see his estranged family relationship put to the test as they unite to form a ring of protection.


We talk to Tyler Geis, the podcaster, writer, producer and director.

We interview the iconic actress, producer and writer about her professional journey. With over 200k Instagram followers, Chelsea is now an in uencer and rmly rooted in the movie industry.

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STANDING OUT - VINCENT FIORENZA By Sanj Saigal

With an insatiable appetite for scouting new talent and his lm debut, I caught up with Vinny in West Hollywood for a candid conversation about his chosen path and some of the challenges he has had to overcome.

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Movie Production There is admiration for professionals who can manage more than one role, and I think Vincent is a shining example of how that is done. A highly respected and in uential freelancer, coupled with his position as a lm producer, demonstrates achievement through hard work, determination and time management.

Indie Genre The indie genre has broken away from the shadows of conventional production, which has undoubtedly dominated the book, lm and tv landscape today. However, my writing origins experienced some of the challenges involved in

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is want and need to pursue a career in the movie industry saw Vincent Fiorenza embark on a journey that most could only dream of. His friends describe him as the life and soul of the party and someone who gets things done no matter what the odds are.

2011 when I penned my rst novel. On some level, I think that formed an instant bond with Vinny as he commented that he was passionate about meeting like-minded people. There is something of a boom in this form of lmmaking genre, and on a personal footing, I can see why it's giving rise to new producers like Vinny, who may have otherwise overlooked the opportunity years ago.

Love And Love Not Love and Love not is based on a man who entertained casual relationships; its twists and turns would see him involved with a woman who broke his heart years ago. It features an all-star cast in toe, to include Francesco D’Onofrio, Makenna Perkal, Afton Boggiano, Fabiana Udenio, Alex Corrado, Chase Vacnin,, Joseph D’Onofrio, Garret Louis, So e Marie, Mike Taverna and Jansen Panettiere.


Vinny's story was important and needed to be told; he is only 27 years old, an in uencer and mentor and can identify with a younger audience. Perhaps on some level, young producers and writers see their paths riddled with obstacles preventing them from embarking In a world dominated by superhero movies, on a personal note, it's refreshing to know that there is diversity and that writers and producers still hold value for good old-fashioned romance.

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on a professional corporate career. Identifying with his journey may otherwise persuade, which would be a fantastic achievement within this genre, which is dependent on people making a stand against tradition.

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A talent manager and producer based in West Hollywood, Vinny is carving out a credible reputation as an upcoming talent. A chance trip to Los Angeles from his home town of Staten Island in New York at the tail end of 2019 would facilitate his path, which was a turn of fate by his own admission.

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He made valuable connections in the lm, music and entertainment sectors which opened the doors of opportunity. His involvement in the aforementioned sectors gave him the direction needed, and it wouldn't be long before he produced; Love and Love Not, which I might add is in the festival circuit and has been in the Malibu International Film Festival, Festigious International and others with more noti cation dates to come.

West Hollywood His natural ability to scout for new talent remains part of his make as he nds synergy between his position at Bohemia Group at their West Hollywood o ce and being involved in the movie industry. Networking forms the origin of everything he does, both personally and professionally. I caught up with Vinny in West Hollywood for a candid conversation about his chosen path and some of the challenges he has had to overcome.

How did you get involved with your industry? The opportunity of working in the entertainment industry kind of landed in my lap. Many of my close friends are artists in the lm and music industries and thought I would be a good t as a part of their projects. Since joining some of those teams, I have never looked back and have found a knack for producing and building teams.

to work at a company where a lot of clients come to us at all di erent stages of their careers. So I use social media for networking and promoting.

What's the most rewarding part of your job? Taking a project from an idea to a fully completed package. This goes for actors and being a part of their journey, seeing them start from the development stage and continue taking great strides in landing more prominent roles.

To date, what was your most signi cant achievement? So far, my most signi cant achievement was moving from NYC to LA. But since then, I would say the completion of the lm Love and Love Not.

You're very much involved with the lm industry as you release your rst lm, Love & love Not. Is it hard to be in the limelight?

How would you de ne the role of a lm producer?

I would not consider myself in the limelight at all. That time may come. But for now, I am excited to get this lm out there and in front of some great people. I would like to use this lm and other developing projects to propel myself and my team to the next level within the lm industry.

I can speak from my experience on the indie level. There was not a single part of the lm I did not play a role in somewhere. Your job is to make sure all the right team members are hired, doing their job and are paid correctly. It's something that is all-consuming that I'm grateful to be doing.

What do you think you would be doing if you weren't in your industry?

You're known for scouting talent; how much of that task involves social media? I use social media on a daily basis, but not exactly for talent scouting. I'm fortunate enough

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I would be working in hospitality. I always wanted to work in events. I decided to take an untraditional route to host events by creating my own movie set, which has a lot of its own moving parts like an event.


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What advice would you give someone who is new to acting and wants a manager?

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Don't be shy to ask for what you want; always network and ensure you have all your assets in order. This is something simple that is sometimes overlooked.

Manufacturing opportunities In a world where most individuals are led, placed into a genre Purely because society requires this procedure for understanding, it's refreshing to meet those that go against the grain, manufacturing opportunities using networking to their advantage. We are all on a learning curve, and I think Vinny would be the rst to admit that. I wish him the very best of luck as he embarks on his journey into lm production.

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There is nothing like a good comedy; we crave laughter as we emerge from the grips of the 2019 pandemic.

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he indie scene has created a wealth of talent that may otherwise never have put pen to paper. Their appetite for creating scripts without the middleman has shortened the production process. Fresh talent move between the ranks of recognised writers, producers and directors. This change has opened new doors of opportunity and has impacted the movie production landscape.

Independent Films The term multiple income streams are now more prevalent than ever before. As a result, the traditional waiting tables scenario between scriptwriting may now entail podcasting or working from home. Don't let the independent lm sector fool you; huge names like Quentin Tarantino have attracted names like Bruce Willis and John Travolta. My interest in comedy dates back to the early Carry On lms, which succeeded in their attempt to push the boundaries of what was acceptable for that time.

The lower budgets and less bureaucracy paved the way for new up and coming screenwriters, and my next guest falls into that category. Tyler is known for The Station and Melvin. Although he has amassed a fan base in comedy, he has a well-documented interest in the horror genre, so stay tuned. Tyler's podcast series is growing in popularity. His brand, basement, is available on all recognised platforms. We caught up with Tyler in his home in Orlando, Florida, albeit virtually.

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When did you realise that you wanted to get involved with movies? I was ve years old. My father worked for an ad agency and wrote commercials as well. It was a small market, but in hindsight, I knew he loved it. We always had props from cheap commercials around the house. I have this dream-like memory of him and me at the kitchen table one night, outlining our production for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He had all the knowledge of making lms and videos. I always felt like that was the start. I also have to credit my mother and her love for cinema and going to the movies. There are a lot of memories of going to the theatres where we would catch a movie together.

How did you feel when your rst movie was released? I was petri ed. We played this little movie to a packed eight hundred seat theatre in my hometown. There really was no going back once the lights went down and the opening credits hit the screen. If they liked it, great if not, oh well, back to the drawing board I go. But once all was said and done, I was hooked on the feeling of holding an audience in the palm of your hand. It's a sensation I have been chasing since that night.

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can see myself in my eighties when all is set and done, still farting around with a camera making little lms in my house and driving my wife crazy.

These days, it has chosen me. But early on, I just liked lms about people and our behaviours and What advice would you give how we react to a situation. So I always go back someone who wanted to follow in to classic lms of the sixties and seventies that had a plot, but you were more invested in the your footsteps? Why? characters and how they managed what they were dealing with. But I also have always been a Don't follow in my footsteps. I mean, I don't fan of lms with a lot of imagination. So I aspire know where the hell I'm even going right now. to blend those two. Go your own way; people will respect you more, I feel. Take what you've learned from those you How do you nd your inspiration to admire and put your own spin on it.

create? I try to stay in tune with the world around me. There's a whole world of knowledge at our ngertips, but I feel we abuse that tool a lot. I watch lms and television and read a lot of books and comics and listen to any form of music that strikes a chord with me. And from all of that, I end up just doing research on things, which leads me to create some kind of story in my head. I also never try to force it. Anything I've even pushed hard on has never come to fruition. I try to craft stories organically.

Do you think you will conform to tradition and step away from the indie arena in favour of tradition one day? Why? I want opportunities for big projects at some point. However, I still like the hustle of doing things on an indie level. I know it doesn't always pay the bills, but that's where I get to be me. It's tough, you can't have both, or maybe you can. If tomorrow I got a call to make the next Marvel lm, which is highly unlikely, I would still do it because I like making movies, and it would be a hell of a trip and maybe launch my career. But I

Your podcast series is gaining popularity; what's it about, and who is your audience? I mean, I am still working out the kinks a year into it. But it's a lm centered podcast about the creative process. And it's done in a very "hangout" kind of way; I like to say. It's called Tyler Geis' Basement. Anyone I grew up with gets the reference because when I was a kid, my parent's basement was kind of a hangout spot where the television would be on, and something cool would be playing. So I try to bring that vibe to the show. It's still a show I have to run, so there is a ow to it, so nothing goes o the rails, but I try to have guests come on and relax and talk about the cool stu they're into and working on.

What was your most outstanding professional achievement to date? Why? The fact that I walked away from continuing to work for a major national television sports network to pursue my "pipe dream" of getting lms made, and I am now pitching to producers,

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helps me sleep a little better. Of course, I'll get a whole night's rest when someone says yes to a script I wrote. But I had to roll the dice on some things the past three years. The race has been long, but I'm still in it, and I don't want to stop yet.

What's on the horizon for your brand? I have a production company called The Ryan Road Company. We're producing a few more podcasts, and we have a feature lm in postproduction right now called….*takes a breath*...Horny Teenagers Must Die! It's a nice homage to the grind-house slasher lms of the seventies and eighties. It's going out to the festival circuit quite soon. And of course, I am shopping projects around to companies. On a personal note, I wanted to thank Tyler for this interview. A stark reminder that perseverance, determination and drive still make a recipe for success. Hopefully, I will catch up with him again at some point in the future.

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DIGITAL DIALOGUE Our Digital Dialogue section contains notable editorials from the past. Click on the ashing links to view.

TOPLINE SONGWRITER Di wrote over 500 songs from humble beginnings, recording over 150 of them to date. Working with session singers and artists enabled DiDs music to release music worldwide.

MAX REEVES Known for My Alien Girlfriend (2019) on Amazon Prime, Blackmail (2019), and Cats of the Bayou. She makes an appearance in the highly anticipated Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, (2022), starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart and Eric

ALESIA FEDORENKO With over 60k Instagram followers and a notable career. Alesia brings a unique style with adventurous colours that have now de ned her brand. With a background in modelling, it complements her skill base, and she continues to attract interest from an international fan base.

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Roberts, and Issac (2022), alongside Cameron Dove and RJ Mitte”. In addition Max has also amassed a die-hard following on Instagram to the tune of nearly 90,000 followers.


ANGEL GRACE Internationally recognised for her lettering skills, harnessed from working with henna tattoos at the age of 15, she now has a powerful Instagram following, amassing some 26,000 followers who have a growing interest in her talent.

Her story is one of overcoming resistance for her chosen professional path and how she has turned a social media following into a fan base that appreciates and embraces both her creative art forms.

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We interview the iconic actress, producer and writer about her professional journey. With over 200k Instagram followers, Chelsea is now an in uencer and rmly rooted in the movie industry.


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omething is alluring about the horror movie genre. Its intriguing appeal crosses the boundaries of generations. Fear is an emotional state that we can all relate to. My memories of staying up late at age 12 to watch Christopher Lee portraying Dracula will be with me forever.

Established sector Things have signi cantly changed over the years and paved the way forward for special effects to complement authenticity and harness new talent. In turn, this brings a welcome dimension to an already established sector.

Brand Chelsea LeSage; in uencer, model, actress, writer and producer. An eclectic mix of skills that have now de ned her brand. In this interview, I wanted to steer away from tradition and engage more personally. A model from the age of 14, her striking features and ery red hair paved the way for success in that industry. However, a love of the arts would soon see her awarded a BFA in acting in 2014. This would facilitate a stage presence that would eventually take her on a path into the movie industry.

TV has indeed stolen some of the limelight on some level; however, there is an argument to suggest that this only generates a broader audience. In addition, emerging stars now have When I viewed some of the images in her social media on their side, a voice online that can modelling portfolio, I was particularly surprised by often bang on the doors of opportunity. just how many different looks she had achieved. I believe that this variety and diversity got the attention of movie and TV producers who needed someone who could appeal to a broader audience. However, this should not detract from her acting abilities; having had the privilege of meeting her, you could sense her screen presence.

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Chelsea knows how to play to the camera; every so often, there is a reminder that she owns it. Her striking features and unquestionable work ethic drew me to her pro le. An abundance of opportunities lay in wait for this up and coming actress, who has the nickname of the mermaid. I will let you place that image in your mind before you say; oh yeah, I see it now.

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helsea co-founded both CL Squared Productions and Golden Grand Piano Productions. She has toured internationally in William Shakespeare's "Henry V" and has modelled for brands such as Cover Girl, Yitty, JC Penny and Venus. Chelsea is known for her role as Julie in Amazon Prime's "21st Century Demon Hunter," is co-directing the series "Predator," and is producing and playing the antagonist The Nameless in the upcoming horror feature "Bishop's Cove." At 30 years old, she has portrayed Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth" numerous times, both on stage and on lm. On stage, Chelsea is next lined up to play Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Trinity Theatre in New York and then she is to reprise her lead role of Katrina in Gordon Farrell's "Girls Who Walked On Glass" later this year. On lm, she has wrapped a short and a feature with several more in the works. She also spends time on the beach with her dogs or composing music for horror lms.

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As a kid, what were you like?

According to my family, I was always a goofball and perpetually happy. My teachers said I was shy. They were shocked to nd out I grew up to be an actor.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I've always wanted to be a mermaid, but I remember that I went through phases. Some of the highlights were being an egyptologist in grade four, and by grade ve, I was determined to be an astronaut.

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I shoplifted a stu ed Barney the dinosaur as a toddler. My family let me keep it. They swear they didn't know I had it. We were inseparable after that.

Describe what your parents were like during your childhood?

I grew up with the best family. We were all super close, and I felt I could tell my parents anything. Mom and dad were always supportive and hilarious and went above and beyond every single day.

Did you experience bullying while growing up?

I was 5'11 by middle school, so I was de nitely the subject of bullying from mean girls who hadn't hit puberty yet. I was made fun of for being in a band, but I never let it get to me.

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Pitts eld, Massachusetts, in the centre of The Berkshires. The culture and art and the in uence of my tight-knit family de nitely helped steer me to a life in entertainment.

What subjects were your best and worst at school?

I have always been terrible at math. However, by the time I was in high school, some math teachers were alright with me getting tutored and would actually let me leave math class to go to the choir or band rooms. It was awesome. I loved English and history as well.

What was the name of your favourite teacher in school?

In high school, Jess Passetto was the choir and theatre teacher. I'll never forget going to her with my clarinet teacher Bill Chapman and telling her I wanted to move to New York and go to theatre school. So I owe an awful lot to them.


While growing up, what were your favourite games?

I played basketball and track and eld. I loved the competition. And, of course, theatre and improv games were my favourites.

What did you and your childhood friends do for fun?

We played sports, volunteered at shelters and drove around belting musical theatre!

Recount your most embarrassing childhood experience?

I did tap and jazz from a young age. However, before middle school, my family did me the kindness of letting me quit because without fail, I would fall from a high kick at literally every dress recital.

It was always important to me to do well in school. I was one of those kids where a B+ grade was the end of the world. With sports, music, theatre and other extracurriculars, I learned time management very young. I'm not saying I'm great at managing my time, even today, but it gave me a great foundation.

What is the craziest thing you did while in school to help your classmates? Oh, god, I have no idea. I'd talk to boys they liked for them or occasionally, if I was brave enough, would confront people who bullied them. Nobody messes with my friends!

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What kind of student would you say you were?


Do you have any talent that you consider useless?

I have a Rolodex of Shakespeare monologues stored in my brain and randomly recite them out loud in conversation. I'm also really good at racing video games.

yourself, what would you say and why? I would quote Hamlet for sure when Polonius says, "To thine own self be true." I would tell myself to always be unadulterated myself and not be afraid of others or be afraid to dream. Then, I'd make some lame joke.

If a parallel universe If I gave you the keys existed, what job do to a Tardis (Time you think you would Machine), where be doing and why? I'd be doing something with the would you travel to Hmmmmm. ocean or with animals. Let's get crazy and say even ocean animals! Or, it'd be nice to be a bog and why? witch. I de nitely would love to visit ancient Egypt as it was my favourite They say that the civilisation to learn about. I even taught myself hieroglyphics and older we get, the would love to help inscribe a pharaoh's tomb! more set in our ways It's the end of we become. What the world, and you have been asked to characteristic about write a message in a you has got worse Time Capsule. What over the years?

I am SO unbelievably stubborn. I grow and learn every day, but I am more stubborn now than ever in that when I set my sights on something, I stop at nothing to achieve it.

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would you write and why? If you were stuck on Wow, this is a good question! Of course, knowing me, I'd be facetious and say like, "Ah, I a desert island and knew this was coming." But I would also write some quotes and lyrics that have survived the centuries or that deserve to live on after the end could choose four of the world as we knew it (Shakespeare quotes and Joni Mitchell lyrics are a must.) people to be with, If you could whisper who would they be in the ear of a 10and why? year-old version of


First would be my greatest mentor and best friend, my mother. She'd make me laugh, teach me how to make a shelter, and she'd love being on the beach forever. Second, I'd bring Neil Diamond and Stevie Nicks so we would both be entertained by our favourite artists forever. Lastly, I have no idea! Tom Hiddleston is resourceful, strong and very nice to look at.

You have just found out that you have won the lottery. What is the rst thing you would do and why?

I'd pay o everyone I care about's debts and buy my mom a horse farm! I would love the opportunity to pay back others who have helped me become who I am today.

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You have just found What good deed out that you have the would you do if lead to play a money was no “YOUR IS YOUR CROWN”. superhero in aHAIR lm. object and why? It is my goal to open an animal shelter and help get them all good homes. If I could rescue every You get to choose animal, I would. two superpowers. We certainly wish Chelsea the very best for future. With special thanks to the What would they be the Bohemia group for making this interview and why? Invisibility is a must, as well as ying! Being able to sneak through or y over a crowd and witness the world from a new perspective would be awesome!

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