We had the good fortune of connecting with Gary Pierrot and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gary, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting “Kevro Studios” is something that I’m still trying to understand, and wrap my mind around. It’s something that is still taking its shape. I’ve always felt deep down that I’m not only supposed to be a filmmaker. I’m also inspired by film producers and people who create something from nothing. I love the whole idea of creating experiences, marketing a film, and building excitement around it. I’m stepping into a whole new era of work right about now, and the way I do things is slowly changing for the better.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve learned a lot of lessons up until this point. I’m in this space now where I’m really interested in humanizing the black experience. I did that with my first feature film, and I really did it with my newest short film “Engourdi”. But now I’m interested in really seeing what I can do at this stage of my life. These days I’m writing a lot of scripts from the soul and trying to create things that I can stand behind 100%. I’m in a new era, and I’m excited for everyone to see what I have to offer.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Shout out to White Rhino! My friends and I are always going there to catch up. But, as far as the city of Dallas I would definitely say Toasted. It’s such a cute place to go have breakfast, lunch, and dinner at any time of day. It’s a place where I’ve written scripts and I’ve figured out what’s going on in my life.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Most definitely! I owe a lot of who I am today to my family, and friends who’ve always supported me up until this point. Just this year I learned the importance of not defining myself by what I do, and that I am more than a filmmaker. I’ve been on this journey of self-discovery, and I’m starting to learn how to put a little more intention onto the work I do which is really exciting.