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Meet Reginald Titus Jr. of Grind Over Matter Films

Today we’d like to introduce you to Reginald Titus Jr.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My business started in 2009. I was primarily a freelance videographer. I would shoot weddings, music videos, and marketing videos for local businesses under the name Grind Over Matter Productions and The Cinematic Wedding. After building up my skillset I shot my first film in 2013 called “It’s complicated” under the company name Grind Over Matter Films. The movie premiered at the Angelika Theater in Dallas to a sold-out crowd.

It is currently available on Amazon Prime. In 2015 I began principal photography on my first feature film called “Natural Hair The Movie.” We ran a successful Kickstarter campaign February 2017 for finishing funds for the movie. We began the distribution process on February 22nd, 2018 at the Magnolia theater in Dallas to a sold-out crowd.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has not been smooth. During the process of making “Natural Hair The Movie”, a hard drive failed with tons of footage of the film stuck on it. We trusted an individual to back up the footage, and this person decided to copyright the footage behind my team’s back causing legal issues. We had to get rid of this person and reshoot some footage.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Grind Over Matter Films – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Grind Over Matter Films is a distributor of independent films produced primarily in-house via Grind Over Matter Inc. I’m one of the Executive Producers and I’m known as a director as well. I’m proud that I get to work with my friends in this business.

What sets me apart is that I’m willing to see our movie projects from creation all the way through distribution. Most filmmakers prefer to make a film and move on before their project is profitable. Not me, I am heavily involved with every aspect of the filmmaking process.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We are in the pre-production stages for our next film. Also, there are some new opportunities in television that have recently opened up we hope to speak about real soon. I look forward to having multiple films in release during the same year.

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