Adera Angelucci and Ryan Smith may appear to deal in videos, but their true currency is stories. As the owners of Spiro Creative, they channel their respective backgrounds in acting, marketing, and film to produce customized footage for companies and people. Their short snippets strive to capture each client's vision and style, from the festive attitude of a professional photographer to the breezy experience of owning a motor scooter. Though their videos vary in terms of presentation—some have a vintage feel, whereas others incorporate journalistic testimonials—,they all rely on enthusiasm and human emotion to reach their viewers.
Adera and Ryan meet with each client extensively to pinpoint the story at hand and the desired aesthetic. They handle scriptwriting, casting, and all other aspects of the planning process before supervising a shoot. Subsequently, they can edit in logos, graphics, and music, as well as assist with utilizing the video for online advertising campaigns. In addition to their commercial films, they also create personal videos for couples, which can focus on the history of the relationship or specific romantic milestones, such as weddings, anniversaries, or the first time you were able to distinguish them from their twin.
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In 1992, restaurant owner Carlos Kainz and chef Julie Guerrero first joined forces to open a tiny West Seattle bakery and café, a spot that quickly gained traction and outgrow its modest trappings. The duo packed up the winning operation and moved on to a larger space and a larger vision, renaming their venture Dulces Bistro & Wine and crafting an ambitious menu focusing entirely on Latin-fusion cuisine for dinner. Although Guerrero traces her family heritage back to Mexico, many of her dishes, including paella valenciana and boeuf bourguignon, show strong European influences. Unadulterated Latin staples pepper the menu, such as the green chicken enchiladas that serve as a staple in Mexico City and at Sam I Am’s Cinco de Mayo parties.
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