We had the good fortune of connecting with Clark Monroe and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Clark, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is something that is constant within a filmmaking career. You always take risks. If you don’t take risks you stay stagnant. The only thing that is sure in my career as a filmmaker is taking risk. As filmmakers we take risks financially, physically and emotionally. You never know if your film will be received well, or if your film will recuperate the finances that you put in, or if you’ll get along well with people you bring on board your team, etc. In my career as a filmmaker, it is very important to embrace risk taking and accept that there may be times that you will be disappointed and that your hard work may not be recognized or may not be appreciated, but without taking the risk, you will not be able to pursue your dreams of filmmaking. It is an industry of risk taking.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am film producer, film director, screenwriter, and actor

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?
I love Old Town San Diego and La Jolla Cove

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?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to Kyla Thomas, California Jones, Jeremy Lambert, George Jac, Rene Salvador, Ashley Spicer, and Chetavious Davis.

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