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

Hi Trenell, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process has always been to be in control of what I want to create. I wanted to be able to create my own lane and follow my own vision.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was able to get to this point in my career by trying to stay focused and always trying to take the next step forward. Learning to be patient and doing what I can to get better one aspect at a time. Was it easy? Well I guess that’s subjective as some that have went to school and major in film may have an easier way of getting things done. For someone like me that didn’t attend film school a bit more research, hands on experience and trial and error comes into play. Some of the lessons I’ve learned is that struggle comes in the process, but you still have to hustle and that you should never lose your voice trying to find your voice. What I want the world to know about me is that I’m here to make a statement and impact with my work. I’m still growing, learning and loving the journey.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would probably take them to the beach, with me to some of my production shoots, up the coast to LA and around to the local restaurants and sights. For me the most exciting places to be is at Universal Studios or on a studio tour in Burbank. I enjoy seeing how major productions are created.

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?
First and foremost God has been important in every aspect. My wife Kyndall and sons Riley and Devyn. Last but not least all of the actors I’ve worked with and my Black Monolith Films crew: Jason Polo – DP Scott Anderson – Editor Jeremy Stokes – Writer

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