Having worked for one of the top PR agencies in the country and now for an independent film production company, Javi Lebron is no stranger to legit, hardcore work—and knowing the importance of resilience and pure, unabashed determination. "There are times na we feel insecure, but that’s a part of life," he says. "You just need to keep going. Remember, you only need to worry about no one else’s perspective about you but yourself."
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This don't-care-what-others-think mindset is reflective of his style—fuss-free tet pulled-together without trying hard. He shares, "If you're happy with the clothes you are wearing, and if you feel confident with how you look, it will show. It will come out naturally."
When it comes to work though, he's more OC and focused. With the demands that come with a fast-evolving industry, it's easy to lose track of things—which is a basic no-no. Javi gives three important things you must possess or develop if you've got your eye on production:
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1. Teamwork. "You have to believe in your team, that they can produce and deliver."
2. Courage. "Do not fear of presenting even the wildest ideas. It might be a good idea; it can change people's viewpoint on certain matters."
3. Patience. "Production can be really stressful and clients can really be needy so you just gotta learn how to suppress everything and to react to it rationally. Basically, don’t freak out."
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Produced by Katrina A. Angco / Photographs by Vyn Radovan / Shot on location at Todd English Food Hall / Special thanks to Jamie Laciste