The Hero’s Journey of Ciro Ayala

What is the best thing that I love about my work?The opportunity to express my vision about what I consider Reality to a broad audience.
What is my idea of happiness?The pursuit of it by being persistent, courageous and self-taught against all odds.
What is my greatest fear?I don’t have one.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?Trusting people easily.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?Filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Mark Romanek, David Fincher, and Paul Thomas Anderson.
What is my greatest extravagance?Taking 4-5 showers a day.
On what occasion would I lie?I never lie. The Truth always comes out no matter how long it takes. Patience is the key.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?When a long time production project, that I became very attached to, is finally finishing.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?In 2013, when filming fashion films and music videos in Taichung City, Taiwan.
What is my greatest achievement in work?Having directed music video for one of my favorite musicians: Mr. Paul Oakenfold.
Where would I most like to live? At a minimal-architecture two-story house in the middle of a forest, surrounded by nature.
What is my most treasured possession?My talent to create meaningful and original Art from nothingness.
What is my most marked characteristic?Being Truthful and having an Original character.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Anywhere in San Fernando Valley.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?At my own home, when cooking Chinese or Japanese food, accompanied by a good Red Wine bottle, Japanese Sake, or Russian Vodka.
What books influenced my life and how?“Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by Friedrich Nietzsche and Napoleon Hill’s “Think & Grow Rich”. They both gave me the right confidence to overcome obstacles without fear, focus on my goals for the benefit of mankind, and stay true to myself by finding purpose in Life.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Gustavo Cerati’s PULSAR song, so I can reincarnate happily.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?V from “V for Vendetta”, and John Constantine from “Hellblazer”: both are Alan Moore’s comic-book creations.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?Michelangelo Buonarroti and Saint Edith Stein.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?2001: A Space Odyssey.
What role plays art in my life and work?It’s 100% impregnated in my DNA, soul, and mind since I have knowledge. I am first married to my Art, hence divorced 3 times.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? We are creators of our own Reality and Universe. Every thought and action reverberate and molds our Life history.Free Will is not about Choice, but about the gift of being Creators.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?My greatest fan is my son, my greatest sponsor is God, and my greatest partner is renowned contemporary artist Marta Adt.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021?I would like to work with talented producer Lecomte de Brégeot and singer Elle Valenci, JUSTICE, The Chemical Brothers, and for Amblin Entertainment.
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021?Filmmakers Mark Romanek, Michel Gondry, and David Fincher.
What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on? A fashion movie about Lucid Dreams and Robots, a Virtual Reality Exhibit Installation for ADT & AYALA ART project based on one of Marta Adt’s artwork collections, and another two books about Spirituality and Art.
Where can you see me or my work in 2021?On every social network, at Videostatic, and screening in some art galleries and theaters in Los Angeles, CA.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?That until our last breath, we need to continue creating Art, because it’s part of our soul.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?Actor/Producer/Leadership Speaker David Bianchi: Daniel J. Pico: Actress/Producer Tara Reid: Filmmaker Alex Proyas: Adrienne McQueen:

How can you contact me?You can contact me through my studio PROVOKE FILMS website: + And our joint venture ADT & AYALA ART website: http://www.adtayala.artI am also active on Instagram @ayala.ciro 

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