5 Questions: Catching Up With Walter Phuego
Welcome to my new monthly interview series, where we’ll catch up with entrepreneurs and professionals that are living out their truths and making lives better. The goal is to celebrate them and inspire you.
I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to a variety of people that are definitely worth knowing through a quick and easy read!
To kick things off, I sat down with Walter Phuego, founder of Studio 17 Creative.
Walter Phuego is of Haitian descent and he grew up in Miami and Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood. Fun fact: Phuego learned almost everything thing he knows from YouTube.
In 2014, he started Studio 17 Creative, a fully-integrated content production house, located near Orlando’s new Packing District, that offers film and photo, marketing and podcast services. His talented team has produced numerous Orlando-focused TV series that have aired on PBS, and past and current clients include brands like Hawkers Asian Street Fare, AdventHealth, Amazon and Aleavia.
What times do you rise and go to sleep? 6 a.m.-ish | 10:30 p.m.
Favorite coffee shop? Deeply Coffee — if I’m not at my office, you can likely find me there.
Where do you go when you’re creativity is drained? The movies. As a filmmaker, I get inspired by getting lost in a very quiet theater. My rules: no smacking or talking allowed.
What are you reading? “Shortcut Your Startup” by Carter Milliken Reum and Courtney Reum
What mark do you hope to leave on this world through Studio 17 Creative? Collaboration is the key to true success.