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Juan Grey Is A Montreal Actor Marking His Path to Hollywood




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Juan Grey : A Montreal Actor Made For The Big Screen

Our city is a talent pool, full of creatives working hard to challenge the status quo and the big-small-city syndrome; Juan Grey, a Montreal actor, is made from that clothe.  I’ve met this driven creative 2-3 years ago in the most unexpected setup you could think of; a VIP booth in a nightclub.

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Music was blasting, the crowd was jumping up and down the dance floor but yet I was having a lifechanging conversation in the middle of this chaos

I mean, if you’re able to have a conversation about dedication and what success means to you while ”New Level” by A$ap Ferg blows your ear-drums; you know it’s a sign.


Something about this young man told me he had that ”IT” factor to him. Quite humbly, he explained to me that he was an up and coming actor/entrepreneur/producer climbing the ranks in the industry.

From starting a music production company in his early teens, being the founder of the athletic streetwear brand Greatness Within, the host of the Words 2 Success Show with 200k+ people that he inspires on a daily basis and much more.

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From overcoming depression, being an executive producer for a film that was screened at Cannes and now scoring a role on a SYFY hit show Deadly Class.

It’s safe to say Juan has the Midas touch.


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Juan Grey is becoming a household name in front of our very eyes!

I’ve felt very inspired by his story and it was only right to share it with ya’ll. We’ve sat down with the Montreal actor to talk about his upbringing, upcoming projects and HOW he made it this far.



MGS: Who is Juan Grey?

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Juan Grey is a Mexican/Canadian actor, producer & entrepreneur born in Montreal, Quebec.

He comes from an elite sports background, having played competitive soccer for many years.

Practiced martial arts and was one of the province top runners.


MGS: How acting became your passion?

After a serious injury in soccer, I went through a very difficult time and became a total stranger to myself.

Soccer was my life and I had to re explore who I was and the person I wanted to become.

When I was 17 I dropped out of school and started doing a bunch of things, needing to make money and find something that would make me feel again.

I got judged and was frowned upon almost every day.


I felt nobody really understood me. Until one day, I got myself on a film set and I started feeling again.

I’ve always loved music and film but never saw entertainment as an actual career possibility because of my focus of becoming a professional athlete.

MGS: What is a typical day for you?

There is no typical day. Every single day is different. I’m  always working on film somehow, my businesses and trying to empower those around me.

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MGS: What was the hardest obstacle you had to overcome?

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The hardest obstacle has been fighting my own demons when I was in my darkest times.

Convincing myself to stay and keep going has definitely been the most difficult but also what I am most proud of in my life.

When I truly got out of my own way, the impossible suddenly become not so impossible anymore.

Writing and producing music has always been my best form of therapy and helps me release whatever I need to let go.


MGS: How did you score a role in Deadly Class

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I believe everything in life is a matter of sets and reps.

You need to put the time in and make sure you learn from each rejection. When you see someone who gets something big, what you don’t see is the hundreds of NO’s before that.

I am extremely blessed to be apart of such an amazing show. The cast, crew & creators are all wonderful people and it has been an incredible experience so far.

I’m so grateful yet also very hungry because I know that this is just the beginning and I am only getting started.

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MGS: What’s next for you?

Well, quite a bit. I’m producing a feature film right now.

Working on some TV shows and have an exciting venture in the entertainment industry about to launch.

Oh, and check out Greatness Within, the team is coming out with a really dope new collection soon. Much love.



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Myraï Lavoie Is Taking The Fashion World By Storm With The Glitch Fashion Show



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Myraï Lavoie Is Creating Her Own Universe And You’re Invited

What I appreciate the most about my work is the fact that I get to meet great minds & humans with a powerful story and this time around, I got to cross path with the talented Myraï Lavoie.

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The city has been quiet fashion wise over the years and as platform that mostly talked about fashion in its inception, we’ve felt it the most over here.

There would be sparks of hope here and there but besides Festival De Mode & Design, not a lot of things really stood out.


When I heard about ”The Glitch” it’s like I knew what it was about without nothing what it was about.

I mean good branding is good branding but it was more so who’s behind the good branding this time around. I had the chance to work with Myraï Lavoie in the past and one thing I can is : there’s a method to her madness.


Every artist has an eye and that eye is shaped by our views of the world and life experiences. Myraï had an interesting life.

One where being different is actually the move. One where if you don’t fit somewhere, you don’t try to get in the mold, you bend it.

For all the lack of support or misunderstand she got in Montreal, she found a place to be creative working or being in room with the likes of Paris Hilton & P. Diddy to name a few.

What she’s learned from coming out of her shell and experiencing the world she’s about the share it with us with her own fashion called ”The Glitch” tonight.

”The Glitch” is exactly what I thought it was going to be. A standout experience and experience and something you’ve never seen before just like its creator.


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The 50th Anniversary Of Les Grands Explorateurs Presents A Touching Documentary Exploring Africa And Its Wonders

An Amazing Story by Amazing Creators!



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Les Grands Explorateurs Is Celebrating Africa In A Real Way!

Curiosity has to be the most incredible human quality there is and Les Grands Explorateurs has been putting it on the forefront for the past 50 years!

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We are now entering an era where we want to know more about what is going on on the other side of the world.

How people are living, their culture and what is their reality compared to ours.


Sometimes the depiction of such reality is either unfair or made to look down at somebody. Other times, filmmakers have the challenge to depict a reality in a way to uplift what other cultures are bringing to the table.

Milan Bihlmann and Muammer Yilmaz are two filmmakers who know where they stand when it comes to that.

Rêves D’Afrique” is the epidemy of that. The two filmmakers decided to go to 7 countries in Africa to not only paint the picture for the world but to give the good people out there something we forget to give one another : ”a piece of yourself’.

Armed with a backpack, film gear and true altruism, the duo spread love and good deeds wherever they could throughout their trip.


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Les Grands Explorateurs being this platform to uncover the world made the right choice by adding this beautiful piece to their program.

Up until November 1st, you still have the chance to see the beautiful piece in theater and then online starting November 2nd.

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Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais: An Unlikely Journey For An Unlikely Unique Success Story



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A Change Is Coming…Finally?

I grew up in the 90’s and although we can only realize it now but seeing people like Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais striving in a space where not a lot of us do is what was missing this whole time.

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The thing about representation is that you won’t know you need it until you need it. As most of us were just looking at society, we didn’t see ourselves but also normalized it.

I think Isabelle saw something that we couldn’t see in ourselves. The truth is not at the extreme it’s right in the middle. The intersection between being different but also a part of the ecosystem was what she saw.


Representation is not about doing what’s right because it’s right but more so because it needs to be done.

Starting her career in the public sector wasn’t a thrill anymore. Then she did some soul searching and probably came to the conclusion we all come to at some point in our existence:

Life Is A Joke

For her it was literal though. She figured out that humor and the business around it was her calling so what was the first step? Becoming a comedian herself and teach a thing or two to Dave Chappelle?

What about producing your own show with up and coming artists? Well, for Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais the start of this new chapter was simple as getting a non-paid internship.


Just For Laughs became her new home and with that started her mission to be at the forefront of what the landscape in comedy was to become.

Through thick and thin, work and dedication, intuition and know-how, she pulled through and the big way too!

Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais became the director of ZooFest. With her pulse on the scene, she fought and pushed for upcoming talents that are more than just tanned.

We’re seeing more BIPOCs getting a chance on stage and I would like to believe that this is just the beginning.


Speaking of ZooFest, if you want to see for yourself how this festival has grown in diversity and get a good kick out of it. You still have the opportunity to do so tomorrow as the last day of the celebration

With french performers like Lenny M’BungaAZMarine EllaMeryem BenouaAyoub Marceau & Hugo.

Live podcasting will also be a part of the last run of the show. In the corner of Jeanne-Mance & Maisonneuve, you can can get a good view, a good potential date, you get to see greatness in all shapes, size or color AND of course a good laugh!


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