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

Hi Summer, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The absolute most important factor behind my ‘success’ or the success of my brand is relationships. Relationships are literally everything in life. With relationships come the people and without people my company would not survive.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are a full service Production Agency. Normally you hear about production companies or advertising agencies and we have figured out how to cultivate the best of both worlds. If we told you what sets us apart from our competitors we would be giving away our secrets! The journey was definitely not easy but there has not been one single day where I wasn’t excited to open my laptop and respond to every email that came through while I was asleep. As a leader I try to overcome challenges by thinking every decision through and solving issues with heart. I don’t believe in half a** decisions nor half a** work. Anyone on my team must match that. We execute with passion or nothing at all. I want the world to know that it is ok to dream for a living and no that doesn’t mean lay in bed and merely day dream. It means make your bed, brush your teeth, move your body , fuel your soul and WORK for those dreams so that you can live them. So many fall short thinking they should settle and others simply do not work. They wait for someone to come help. No, help yourself so we can help be an example. There is no tragedy we cannot work through. If we are still alive we are here for a reason so let’s find that reason and wake up for that reason every day.

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.
This question is so funny to me. Dinner, drinks and then.. I PLEAD THE FIFTH. Some things you just don’t want on record. You cannot go wrong with dinner in LoDO and seeing where the sidewalks take you though.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out Steven Teitelbaum the biggest pain in my A**! Yet, he is also the person who gave me a chance before I had a degree, before I knew what I was doing or what I wanted to do and before I believed in my own capabilities. Thank you for providing me a job where I was able to choose my own schedule and still figure out the mom thing. I also want to shout out everyone who believes in dreaming for a living. The creatives with a vision, the talent that bring the vision to life and the clients that trust us to produce stories on their behalf.

Website: http://www.sumprods.com
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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/contentproducer/
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Image Credits
Blake Jackson Photography Jensen Walker Photo Connor Tieulie Seth Beckton Photo Justin Bralish

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