We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Soriano & Hillary Manalac and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris Soriano & Hillary Manalac, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind our success is being able to balance each other out and bringing the best out of each other’s work ethic. The crazy, spontaneous, shoot-from-the-hip type is Chris, and the calculated, number crunching, plan developing person is me (Hillary). Together we make massive progress.
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.
We always wanted to get into movies, and so we recently moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. We knew we had to create the film “Dynasty Boys,” and so we networked and met great cinematographers and editors to achieve the cinematic look we wanted. The lessons we learned along the way was that there are many ways to achieve the end result you’re looking for. When we began filming, the footage did not look the way we wanted it to. And it was hard for us to assemble a new team and begin from scratch. We did, and we were very happy with the result. We want the world to see our film and be inspired that anything is possible.
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?
If a best friend was visiting us here in LA, we would give them a food adventure that would put them in a food coma! This would be all our favorite Asian spots. We’d start in Alhambra and eat good Korean BBQ at TK92. This place has a unique look and feel unlike any other KBBQ spot. It’s got random action figure memorabilia and good food. The next stop would be Little Tokyo to try some good deserts at the small shops around there. Then we would head up to the Grand Central Market to try some Filipino food at the Sari Sari store.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Steve Harvey for his motivational series on YouTube and Gary Vaynerchuk who pushed us to go all in on our strengths, and Casey Neistat who taught us how to be creative in the simplest form.
Instagram: @DynastyBoys @HillarayMa @ChrisSoriano
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Youtube: @chrissoriano, @hillarymanalac