Vikings used to go on journeys and they would
hop on boats. They wouldn’t see their families
for years sometimes, so it took them to come
back with either the gold or either they don’t
come back wherever they were. I think I’m
mixing up Vikings and pirates, but they’re all the
same. But they’re on a mission and sometimes,
they don’t know what direction they’re going
in and sometimes you’re going to come across
battles and there are going to be roadblocks
ahead, but that’s the mission I feel like we’re on.
We decided a long time ago that as a group let’s
all get on the same page and try to be creative.
Whether it be movies, films, TV or sketches
online—which is our end goal and we try to do it
collectively. And just like Vikings, they probably
argued on the ship about who drank who’s juice.
Cameron: Ashley, I think my answer was better.
Rome: You also have to know that with every
setback, there’s going to be some sort of setup.
So, you have to know that there’s a gift in every
failure. Even though at the time it’s like, “Man,
this sucks,” but then a week later, you learn the
lesson. Or a month later you’re like, we’re glad
that did happen because if they wouldn’t have
happened, then this wouldn’t have happened.
So, you gotta know that a setback is a setup for
something, you just have to be patient.
MADE: We’re there any missed opportunities
that you wish you would have leveraged?
Cameron: Off the top of my head, there were
no deals that we missed, but one wave we may
have missed that we probably would have taken
advantage of was Vine. Possibly. Just putting out
more content on there and taking advantage of
that. That momentum that app had. But as far
as deals, we’ve been making the right decisions
Rome: There are situations we could have
handled differently. Not big situations but
with a person or someone we’ve worked with
collectively in the past. Just knowing the right
steps to take when it comes to the deals, like
maybe we could have made more money on [a
Amanuel: Honestly, Ashley, I feel like
everything happened the way it was supposed
to happen. I don’t think there’s any moment
where I look back and think, damn. Everyone
has sacrificed in one way, shape or form. Rome
had to give up a role for a TV show on OWN.
Rome got casted for the show, but at the time
we were shooting the pilot for Snap. The thing
he was about to be on was a for a multi-episode
show that’s already been picked up, and we
were just doing a pilot. I’m sure he would have
money on his own for that. But he [chose] to
hold back and do the pilot with us and it ended
up being successful for us. Everyone loved it
and we found out it got picked up recently and
we’re looking forward to writing on that. So, I
don’t ever look back and say I should have done
this. Whatever happened, it may have hurt at that
time, but who’s to say we wouldn’t be where we
are now if it weren’t for some of the decisions
and mistakes that we made.
MADE: That’s real. Speaking of where you are
right now—what are your thoughts on Kevin
Hart’s LOL Network? Is your end goal to do