We had the good fortune of connecting with McGregory Frederique and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi McGregory, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Well, I started my business in February of 2021. I wanted to create a production company to bring interesting new stories into the world and not the same stories that Hollywood has been telling for over 30 or 40 years. I feel like the stories I’ve created will give people a chance to relate and feel connected enough to experience their lives through the films. It’s all about telling stories.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from others would be bringing out original art that shows the creative side of me and I’m always ahead and never the last.
The most proudest thing I’ve done was directing my first film, R.E.G.R.E.T.
It definitely wasn’t easy. It wasn’t easy because nothing is easy. If you want easy then you don’t want to be in this industry. I had to go through the no’s and maybe’s. Most of the time when people hear “no’s” they end up quitting, but to me, “no” means not today.
I’ve learned that being yourself–in order for you to keep moving in your journey you learn about yourself. You have to be true to yourself, to your character, be true to who you are, and most importantly you have to believe in yourself.
I would like the world to know that I’m a go-getter, a hustler, trying different things, and growing. If you’re not growing then you’re staying still. Progression is key.
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 would take them to 42nd Street in NYC. There are broadway plays, movie theaters, and arcades
One of my favorite spots is this Thai food restaurant on 4th Street in NYC
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
– I want to thank my parents and my siblings because if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
– James Coleman, he’s a friend of mine from Los Angeles, he was the first person to help me with R.E.G.R.E.T. and helped me learn what it takes to create screenplays.
– Justin Michaelson, he’s an Emmy Award winner that was the DP of R.E.G.R.E.T. and will be the DP for The Deal as well.
– Shanisa Dixon, she is an amazing person that believes in me. She has much potential and I know she can make it far in this business.
– And I would like to thank myself. I put in the work to get results. It’s all about working hard and believing in yourself.