Mario Orazio Ruvio


EP 98: Mario Orazio Ruvio (autogenerated)


[00:00:00] Dane Reis: [00:00:00] you booked it, episode 98. 

[00:00:06] Oh, right. right. Oh, let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today, Mario. Rubio. Are you ready for this Mario? 

[00:00:15]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:00:15] I’m very ready. I was born. Ready. 

[00:00:17] Dane Reis: [00:00:17] Oh, right. Mario is originally from Rome, Italy after finishing high school in Rome, he decided to study abroad in Wales at Aberystwyth university to study joint honors in film and television studies, as well as drama and theater studies. After obtaining his a BA he began auditioning and applied to AMTA Los Angeles. He had ventured out on this all alone and once accepted his dreams truly started to become achievable. Since his early time on the stage, back in Rome, Mario has always wanted to be an actor to help people with emotions, Mario. That is a quick intro of who you are in what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, filling the gaps, who you are, and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:01:11]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:01:11] Sure sounds great. Um, everything started back when I was a professional soccer player back in the days and, uh, That was apparently my first dream to become a soccer player and to succeed as that. Um, by turned into different choices, different, uh, decisions. And I realize I kept that spirit, the spirit of working in a team of always wanting to succeed. Bananas as a, as an individual. Uh, as a team. And so I think that soccer was what prompted me to then, uh, Get my, my corporate and finally go on stage for the first time. So if I am an actor, if I’m pursuing acting today, I think it’s thanks to soccer. Yeah. So that’s how I think everything started. Along with, uh, uh, rap music. So the first time it wasn’t stage rapping in front of an audience. There was the moment that they realized that I was myself, but I was always also portraying a character and. I, I, I fell in love the moment I realized that I couldn’t become a soccer player. Then I said, where is. 

[00:02:15]In life, that position where I feel free, like running in a football pitch and then it was odd thing. So once I realized that as you very well pronounced and said, I want to average with the university and then here to LA at the American Academy of dramatic arts. And now, now I’m in it now. Following my dream.

[00:02:34]Dane Reis: [00:02:34] Oh, I love that. And I love your journey, how you started off in sport. You started off as a professional football soccer player. Um, Yep. And then moved into the acting and performance world. And I also really love that. You said, you know, I wanted to find something that really had that, that team feel because it’s really a unique thing when you’re on a sports team. And I think a lot of people sometimes see performers. As the solo entities were, were just on stage and doing our thing. But you forget about the hundreds of people, sometimes that are in the back, that are making this entire production happen.

[00:03:12]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:03:12] Exactly.

[00:03:13]Dane Reis: [00:03:13] . Well, Well, let’s move on to this next section here and look, Mario. I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone.

[00:03:24]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:03:24] I’d like to share a lad in quotes. So I’ll say it in Latin first and then I’ll translate it into English. It’s. I’ll dentist for Tuna Yuba, which was said by Vergilio, especially in a. 

[00:03:41] Divine comedy by Dante  and it basically means that lock for CIM will help who. Oh, is, is who tries, who doesn’t have fear and who pushes himself to the limits. So if you really try at your best with your. Maximum and determination. Fortune is gonna repay you in one way or another. And, um, yeah, I would like to share that. And if I might, the, it goes along with what Albert Einstein said that we have all something in common. We’re all different. So I applied this to quotes every day to my, to my life.

[00:04:19]Dane Reis: [00:04:19] Yeah, I love that. And can you expand on that a little bit on how you’ve worked those two quotes into your career and your life?

[00:04:25]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:04:25] Sure. , uh, from, from day one, because I’ll then. 

[00:04:29] it’s basically. Log house who tries. And I have been trying since day one, like I had a lot of obstacles, a lot of, uh, uh, challenges, but then I said, This is what I love to do. There’s no other way. To live. 

[00:04:45]In struggling in what you love to do, because I think everybody in this world. Has the struggle. You just have to figure out which way you love to struggle. And, uh,  that’s a little bit of explaining how that I’ve done this for tonight. Applies and resonates to me. So it’s basically my non given upline, basically. And, uh, the other one by Albert Einstein, where he says that we have everything, we all have something in common. We’re all different. It implies the fact that. Even dough. We are all human beings with two eyes, two arms, two legs. I think that that’s the beauty of it. The we’re all in a way different. And that’s why. Not one person is exactly the same as the other one. And that is the beauty, especially in acting, in creating projects. You always work with different people from people all over the world, and it’s just. Beautiful. How are you? Maybe thanks to a project. Short film, the film would feature a theater project, whatever it is. You not only share the performance and as you well said before, it’s a team. It’s not just as a singular performer. There’s many people involved, but at the same time, I’m thinking that you can learn from each other it’s culture and. That as an artist, I think is requirement number one. Like expand your knowledge and try and learn. And as an actor, we always try and put up, put ourselves in other people’s shoes. So. .

[00:06:12] Dane Reis: [00:06:12] Yeah, I love that. I don’t think I could say it any better. That is so good. And you know what Ellis I really picked up and loved is that you said. Hey, we all are going to struggle through life. Life is a series of challenges and obstacles and things that we have to overcome, and nobody gets away from that. No one has this easy breezy challenge, free life, right? So you say, well, you gotta figure out the thing that you want to struggle in. Because you’re, it’s an inevitability of life. If, if you’re going to have to go through struggles in life, why do something that you really don’t enjoy doing, or that makes you unhappy?

[00:06:47]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:06:47] Exactly. And then at that point you will fail. You will see that you’re struggling for something you don’t like to do. So the struggle will be even bigger

[00:06:56] than. The one that should, should have been.

[00:06:58]Dane Reis: [00:06:58] Absolutely. Absolutely. Thank you for bringing that up.

[00:07:01] And yeah. And let’s move on to this next section here. And Mario, of course you are an entertainer. I am an entertainer, and I think that you would agree the entertainment industry can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest, personally, emotional industries in existence. And, you know, you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And while yeah, there was an outrageous amount of font and excitement being an entertainer. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it.

[00:07:56]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:07:56] Okay. Uh, I have a couple, so let’s start from a being maybe the basic one. I’m Italian, I’m an international. And for me, one of. 

[00:08:05]The biggest or hardest challenges and still is, is maybe my accent. So even though I attended an American school when I was little in Rome and I pursued my basically life and the study experience in England and UK, I know how to speak English very well. But in acting like since. Uh, just two years now, I learned how to maybe do a British accent. New York accent. And so I realized that I still have a lot, a lot, a lot to master to learn and to, and then to make it perfect because when, when, when you’re acting or the industry level, the industry requirements are pretty high. You, you cannot be overall. You have to be someone that exceeds from, from the normal kind of average people. accents in general. It’s something that I have been struggling with, but I’m happy to struggle with because it’s fun. Every time I. Do an accent or a train. It’s always a discovery. I always discover something new because I am failing forward. So. Potentially. One of the biggest challenges and obstacles was the idea of failure that I should  never fail. I should always succeed, but. The way I came, I came out better because of it is understanding that failure is, uh, maybe the main ingredient because. I liked the quote here, Thomas Edison, when he is 999, failed attempts were not failure where essential steps that eventually led him to invent the light bulb. So failure, the concept of failure. The idea I had a failure was a big challenge, a big obstacle obstacle, but now realizing that failure is what they need to succeed. It it’s just now. Going downhill and not uphill. And, uh, jumping on from, from that. I think that. At the end of the day, the biggest challenge is, is yourself because the worst lies are the one who tell yourself. And if you don’t believe in yourself, then who will. So I think that figuring out yourself while you’re doing this, if you’re doing it because you love it or because someone else did it or because you’re bored or you know what to do, I think. Finding self answers like self-awareness. At the beginning might be an obstacle. And if you don’t deal with it, then it will always be one. But if you understand it and try and understand yourself before then now, you know, from the famous phrase, if you don’t like yourself, be real and not going to like it, I think is very, it’s very personal. Because once you accept that one, you know, that that’s what you want to do. Then you automatically build a thick skin and then anything negative that comes. On you just bounces off. So. So, yeah, that’s a thing that like my biggest challenge, obstacle or failure that I’ve experienced in my, in my career. And as of now, it’s, COVID.

[00:11:08]Dane Reis: [00:11:08] Right. Yeah, of course. Yeah. Everything’s kind of shut down because of that. But yeah, it is. Amazing how. Much we can learn from our failures. And like you said, you have to fail forward. You have to take those things as lessons and learn from them because that’s how you improve and get better and better and better. And I also love the part where you said, look, you have to. love yourself. You have to know what it is about this industry, what it is about your art or whatever it is that you’re doing. Maybe if it doesn’t even apply to the performing arts that. You have to be strong and clear about what it is that you want, because when you have that clarity, then it’s easy to continue moving forward. When you are a bit wishy washy, if you haven’t really nailed things down, if you haven’t really spent time with yourself and ask yourself those hard questions. Then. It makes it easier to jump from one thing to the next thing and never really hone any skills. And instead just by staying focused, by being clear on what it is that you want, you’re able to achieve more.

[00:12:15]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:12:15] And if I may today add a little something to do this. 

[00:12:20]Another. Challenge. Or. Obstacle that I realized that I had at the beginning of my. Career of pursuing acting is. The idea of like originally as an actor, I thought that. 

[00:12:34]I need to take away myself to bring. The character to life. N. And that was wrong because each should not ask yourself who you become because. Of the character you’re playing, but you should ask yourself who does the character become because you were playing it. So there, I understood that. In any character I’m playing, I should not forget who Mario is. I need to infuse the character with me, with my originality and that’s, what’s gonna make the character original and the performance original because if I play joker or you bleed joker, we’re not going to do it the same way because you are a U N. I am plan. So. I think that’s. 

[00:13:15]A fundamental thing that helped me. Come out better on the other side. So I was always. Well, I need to do this character into forget of who I am, where I lived, or my usual habits when instead. The character gets. It’s 100%. Of life when you are infusing it with yourself and not when you’re  holding yourself back when you’re hiding yourself. So I think the understanding that. Was a key. 

[00:13:43]Dane Reis: [00:13:43] Yeah, absolutely. 

[00:13:44] Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:13:44] to now approach any audition in any character in, in, in, in my way and not be afraid of doing that.

[00:13:52] Dane Reis: [00:13:52] Absolutely. Absolutely. And. I believe that also goes hand in hand with having that clarity about who you are and what you want, 

[00:14:00] because if you’re clear, then you can go into yourself and . You can really, like you said, Infuse or fuse together. These two characters fused together who you are and fuse together, whoever the character is that you’re playing.

[00:14:12]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:14:12] And allow it to happen. .

[00:14:14]Dane Reis: [00:14:14] . I love it. Well, let’s Well,  move on to a time that I’d like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for living or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing. Has an entertainer. Tell us about that.

[00:14:35]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:14:35] Sure it’s. Interesting. I have like three of those moments as of now. The first one was. Related to soccer. I remember playing a final. Where we would have won the cup or we would have now. And I was the last guy to score, to do the penalty. And if I would have scored, we would’ve won. And , if I would have missed it and we would’ve lost. And I scored. 

[00:15:00]And I remember. This so clear as if it was yesterday. I was like 15, when that happened. And. 

[00:15:07]The audience, the people watching. 

[00:15:10]The joy that they had in. Yes and seen me score, but the joy was not for me. The joy was for the team for us winning and succeeding as a team. And veer. I felt like my buddy. Gibbering like full of goosebumps and happiness, just going. Out from every place of my buddy. And there is sad. Oh, my God, I, I need, I need to feel this, not because of me, but because. I called the soccer players because we would be nothing without an audience, like an actor. We would be nothing without someone looking at us. So. It’s it’s a dual relationship. No. And there I understood that. 

[00:15:53]Giving something, giving emotion, something to an audience was the best feeling I could have ever felt. So in a way there, I said, That’s my spotlight moment. This is the moment in time. I realized I want to be an entertainer. Probably was still subconsciously because I was still young. Then. Shocker dream went away and the other same moment came when I did my first. Rep live in front of an audience in Rome. And there, I remember capturing the audience with my words. 

[00:16:28]And that was the moment where I said, yes, I’m going to book it. I’m going to be an actor in my life. I’m going to be into an entertainer for a living. Because of the same reason, because. Like when I scored a goal, the words that I delivered to an audience where. Capturing to them for, I was so afraid, like a M and M and eight mile. And I was so afraid I was choking. Then I found my, I thought of playing in a soccer pitch. I called myself. I was totally comfortable in my space the first time on stage. And the way the audience reacted was the same way. As when I was 15, when I score the penalty. And I felt exactly the same way, and that then was the fuel for me to, to go forward until where I am now. And I think the moment where I got accepted into the Academy, That was my final third moment where I said, yes, this is going to happen.

[00:17:23]Dane Reis: [00:17:23] Yeah, I love all those three and how they all build on top of one another. And I’m really enjoying in this interview. How there are so many similarities between sport and the performing arts

[00:17:36] Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:17:36] Oh, yeah. So much.

[00:17:38] Dane Reis: [00:17:38] I love it. And let’s piggyback on that real quick. And let’s talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and call backs. If they happened to be a part of it, what was going on in your life? And what about that moment makes it your favorite book? Did moment.

[00:17:59]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:17:59] Okay. so my first book done moment was at universal for Halloween horror nights, . And that happened, right. Like five days after I finished my American Academy of dramatic arts journey. So after two years of Academy, we graduated five days later. I. Do my first real audition in late, he goes for the past two years have been studying. It was a student. So now that I could have potentially like officially legally work as an actor, I went found that universal studios was doing this  casting for scare actors for Halloween horror nights. And. Yeah, I’m a fan of horror, but. I did the audition then right away, they would have told us if we would have got it or not. They gave us a ticket and like a number, because we have like numbers on top, on top of each other. And yeah, once universal, we were in a room, we had to scare like three cones without touching them. And that was the audition. Once we finished the, we waited  a couple of minutes then  the universal. Cool. White casting director came out and said, this numbers are castrated. Yeah. There’s I’m sorry. You can try next year. And I was one of those numbers. So I remember watching my face. I don’t like it through. A window that had a reflection because of the sun that was chatting through it. And I saw my smile and it looked like literally babies phase at 

[00:19:33] Christmas. And, and, and then I said, , I booked my first thing I booked there. This is my first moment. It was my first book edition. And then they called us back. They had. As do like some fittings, some costumes, and I ended up being Cupid or the horror Cupid . And that was amazing. That was amazing because it was my first thing. And uh, now looking back, I go, Oh yeah. I worked for Halloween horror nights, a scare actor, and they’re hiring me again. And now I talk of it as if it’s, I don’t know, brushing my teeth. Uh, yeah, I re I remember it was amazing. It was like the best day on earth. Like when I scored that goal, like when I read those words,  is like, No, I’ll dentist for tuna. You, but if you try it fortunate, it’s gonna repeat you. And I was very happy probably because I just graduated. 

[00:20:30] Dane Reis: [00:20:30] Yeah. Great. Yeah. There’s nothing quite like that. First one. Hey, cause it, it gets the ball rolling. It is the thing that starts the momentum for your entire career and you go get it. It’s all the. It is the. Verification of everything that you’ve been working towards and you say, yep, there it is. Got it. Love it.

[00:20:49]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:20:49] You couldn’t see 

[00:20:51] exactly. 

[00:20:51] Dane Reis: [00:20:51] Yes. And let’s move on to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And you know, you’ve talked about it a little bit with us being amidst, this crazy global pandemic. How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years?

[00:21:10]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:21:10] That’s a great question. I’ll start from. From that actually in Del dive into mine, my personal stuff. I think that the industry right now it’s it’s has to deal like all the world with lots going on in the world. And, um, You know, like everybody says the amount of the American dream, the American fam or the American happy ending. And nowadays we are seeing a lot of British stuff. All of European stuff coming and making like the news more than what Hollywood used to do in the past. So maybe. This COVID is not that bad. It. Should function as a way for the industry to maybe reset everything, rethink their scripts and, and reorganize everything from the core. So I, I I’m, I’m hoping that the industry is, of course, with all this situation, the budgets are going to be lower. Everybody wants to spend last because everybody lost a lot of money and it’s very understandable. So I think that because of this, they will be the necessity of finding new actors, new faces, new, new people that are. Let’s say not that expensive on contract, but that are very talented because as you know, for sure, there’s a lot of people in like, Living and floating in the underground, waiting to be discovered. So I think like, like in sports now, when there’s the coach that stands his second coach, two Scouts, some young players that will have the potential to become professionals. I think that the. Job.  uh, of the industry right now is it’s it’s that it’s defined those people that have been mingling and living in the underground waiting for me to be discovered. Because they can give a lot of potential, a lot of new ideas, a lot of new point of views to Hollywood, which is always looking to, to come out with the newest thing and the newest project. And he was idea. So I really hope that this is going to die everybody into a more or less work together, trying to buy them into more, a private one. 

[00:23:21]From that, um, jumping onto my projects, which is, um, I’m working on a lot of stuff. So I’m an actor mainly first, but I liked to of course do music. I am a rapper, myself, a rap in English and in Italian. So. Um, finalizing my first produced album and I’m finalizing also the videos of that album. So I’m working on that. And, um, I’m working on, on my acting. I have an audition for a feature now, but the problem is that I don’t, even if I book it, I know if I can actually work because . With an opt, which is a , uh, post-training that visa, the big Academy gives you for one year, two international students after which you should technically go back to your country, unless you have other visas or documents that allow you to stay in work. Which one, which one is, it is the O one visa, which is the visa that they give to artists with special talents. But in order to obtain that you need a bunch of requirements of letters, of recommendations or articles or major media on projects and blah, blah, blah,  so. Personally, I’m keeping my acting worm and training every day. I’m doing all of them. Short films. I’m preaching myself a web series with my own video production company. So, um, Um, I’m doing the, the word that we act or should do at home.  So in the meantime, and keeping everything warmed up, everything ready. And, uh, hoping to start back soon.

[00:24:50]Dane Reis: [00:24:50] Yeah. I really hope that Oh, one comes  through for you because, My wife and myself have had to do a lot of that kind of visa stuff. And I know how frustrating and tedious it can actually be. And hopefully everything works out brilliantly in the very new future.

[00:25:06]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:25:06] I hope so, too. So yes. Um, rap music acting and directing. We have a, I created a little video production company called Vanni. 

[00:25:20] and yeah, we’re doing great. We have like, uh, before Kobe we were, we were doing actually great. Uh, yeah, no, I think, uh, This period, teaches the world a little bit of patience. And if there’s a problem of our generation, I’m 26. I think that we have been taught that we can achieve everything immediately now with an app you want ’em. Book Uber it’s right away. Just like a swipe from your, from your finger. So I think that we, millennials are youngsters have to learn a little bit of patience. 

[00:25:53] Dane Reis: [00:25:53] Yeah. 


[00:25:55] agreed. 

[00:25:56]And let’s move on to one of my favorite sections of the interview. I call it the grease lightning round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready? All right. First question. What was built? One thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer.

[00:26:20]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:26:20] Soccer. 

[00:26:21] Dane Reis: [00:26:21] Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

[00:26:26]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:26:26] Never compare your progress to anyone else.

[00:26:29]Dane Reis: [00:26:29] Hmm. So true. Third question. What is something that is working for you right now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause.

[00:26:42]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:26:42] Me as an actor, as a musician and as a creator, because like to consider myself as an author, I write poetry. I like to direct. Ultimately, yes. I want to work and earn a living, living as an actor. But before that happens, I’m into art, fully committed.

[00:26:58]Dane Reis: [00:26:58] . And we are, we often forget that we are actually. Totally in control of creating our own art and. We need to do that so we can keep ourselves fulfilled And the fourth question, what is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video up podcast, maybe a piece of technology. You found is helping your career right now.

[00:27:22]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:27:22] Two things. One is according to LA and the situation here is all the IDB actors access thing. That is very useful for my career. So, um, thing or who told me about that, and that is thanks to MTB. I managed a pound. Any two agents that now represent me. So. I am to be an actor. Acts is wonderful, too. And classic school. Classic school. I mean, in Italy you have, when you’re younger, when you go to high school, you can decide what kind of high school you want to study. So scientific and you study math, biology, chemistry, and all the scientific subjects. Or you do classic school, which is a youth you’re studying Latin Greek philosophy, history, Italian poetry. Okay. So I attended classic school and there, I studied them. Learn how to translate from ancient, Latin, and ancient Greek to Italian. And we learn. All the tragedies. We studied all the tragedies, the Romans, the Greeks, the Latin. So that knowledge it’s gold. Right now.  like, I remember hating it and always wanting to go out with girls and play soccer. But Ben. Fully, I really loved what I was doing and I got very into those classical. Pieces and the poetry that was coming out of it. And that is what is allowing me to create and to perform my staff with a lot of originality. Because everything that we say, the words that we say nowadays, come from the Greeks, everything comes from there. So. Yeah. Philosophy, they learn how to make me think. And our 360 degree point of view, which now is essential for the job that I’m doing.

[00:29:09] Dane Reis: [00:29:09] Yeah, I love that. And the fifth question. If you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do? What do you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:29:27]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:29:27] I think I would do everything the same. Except if there’s one thing I would change is I lost a bit of time. Different ways and how would just don’t lose it?

[00:29:38]Dane Reis: [00:29:38] Yeah. And the last question. What is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry that you’d like to leave with everyone?

[00:29:50]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:29:50] I think is.  up flow of service. . By flow of service. I mean, Anything you do. Should be done with within and with a flow of service. Meaning I learned this from my teacher when we were doing addition class in the Academy and she said, guys, when you get into a room, you have to try and. Walk in with a flow service. You didn’t have to be scared of the casting directors because they’re there to give you a job. So if you walk in with the vibes and with the idea of how can I help, how can I make your job easier casting director that are here too? Give the role to someone? No. 

[00:30:29]That changes all the dynamics. You’re not afraid anymore of opening your mouth of performing. You’re there saying, how can I help now? What, like when you see your best friend, Carrying six suitcases and five bucks is any go. A brother, can I help you? That’s exactly what I would like to share with everybody. And the golden nugget knowledge that I learned is. Everything you do, everyone. You work with work within this flow of service because everybody likes to work with the nice person. Nobody wants to work with someone who’s not nice. and so yes, flow of service, everything you do. Be in flow of service and, uh, I think if everybody does that, I think the world is not just going to be a much better place, but also the production times of work and are going to be way faster. And people are gonna love working with each other, even though they never met before, because we can see all the people on set or on stage or whatever this is going, how can I help? And that gives. The actors ultimately, because I’m an actor. I always think of us at the end of the day. When an actor is performing with people that are. In this kind of mood and flow, then I think that for every actor, it’s kind of in a way easier now they feel more comfortable. They’re not acting with people. That are weird or that are maybe too selfish. So they only think about themselves because ultimately acting, it’s not about yourself. It’s about your acting partner, right? Meisner. So. From here, the best golden nugget knowledge as an actor is always listen.

[00:32:06]Dane Reis: [00:32:06] I love all of that. All of that. And. To wrap up this interview, Mario. It is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:32:22]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:32:22] Sure. Um, my three things. So Benny BBG production, we have a website. Uh, Uh, yeah, our YouTube channel then EVD. VG production. You can find us there and also on our Instagram and you can check, bear all our director and stop all of our projects and hopefully. Whoever isn’t need for anything from headshots through short film, to a music video, we do that anywhere in the world. So even if you’re in Africa, we’re happy to come there. If you need us to. Then, of course my Mia as a, as an actor and as a rapper. So Rubio, you can find me on. I am DB on, on Instagram, Facebook, everywhere. And me as a rapper, I have a different name. Um, my name is Matt. Is the myth. And the same, you’ll find me on YouTube or Instagram anywhere.

[00:33:16]Dane Reis: [00:33:16] Beautiful. And for everyone out there listening, I have put the links to everything. Mario just said, in the description of this episode, you can easily connect with him. Mario. Thank you so much for being here and sharing your journey. It’s been a pleasure to have you on.

[00:33:31]Mario Orazio Ruvio: [00:33:31] Thank you for having an, um, for having this amazing interview. It’s just been fun top to bottom.