We had the good fortune of connecting with Christopher Perkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christopher, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
Since I was a kid, i always dreamed of film, I mean i slept and dreamed of it everyday! The Passion i have for it is bigger than me itself! Growing up in Chicago, I have had plenty of opportunity’s within the film industry, Such as working for some of the biggest networks you see on TV, like NBC, ABC, STARZ, NETFLIX and etc… and I am truly blessed i have had the chance to work with and meet some of the biggest actors in Hollywood like Taraji P Henson, Terrance Howard, Tequan Richmond, Bruce Willis, Ernie Hudson the list goes on! Waking up at 3 am leaving the studio at 5 am the next morning i was grinding, working hard but, i also had a deep pain, no one believed in me! I was rejected over 1000 times either from getting my films financed or just getting a role! Traveling to cold places just to audition, get the next Callback because they love you and get rejected again! I was tired but i never give up Christopher L Perkins Never gives up! I just keep pushing! After getting rejected over and over again you get tired of crying in your pillow every night or when you close to finally getting your dream film financed your hit with a curve ball once again! Everything im saying started from the age 16 and now im 26! I remember when i was 6 years old i had a dream of me owning my own motion picture studio so i drew it detail from detail, found it again at the age of 16 and laminated it to my wall so every morning i will see where im heading making sure my mind stays focus on the true ultimate goal! I needed to find another source to get my films financed! Again No one believed in me so i decided to open something that was still related to movies in some sort of way and people always want popcorn when watching a movie! but, that wasnt the reason why i chose to open the popcorn shop! I opened Perkins Popcorn and Itailian Icees for the same reason i want to fulfill my dream i had when i was 6 years old. I opened it because i love emotions, because i love people and i enjoy to see smiles on people faces when they taste or enjoyed something you created! Im a dreamer i will always be a dreamer! I choose to walk with a smile on my face everyday no matter what reality is hitting me because i know by me smiling can change someone elses life. Since opening Perkins Popcorn and Italian Icees in Mesa Arizona! I have showed love to each and every customer, The atomsphere is very kid friendly! We push for that because for one i love Science fiction and Fantasy including Animation and for two we want every kid and adult to know that no matter what anyone says you can be whoever you want to be! No matter if a little girl dreams of being a princess or a boy who dreams to be a prince as long as you just BELIEVE. Perkins Popcorn and Italian Icees puts its love into its popcorn, freshly popped everyday waiting to touch the next mouth of a self believer! and me I believe Perkins Popcorn and Italian Icees will help me reach my dream of filming my movie!

What should our readers know about your business?
Perkins Popcorn and Italian Icees is not just a popcorn shop! its a place where families can come and enjoy themselves! smile and forget about reality! Im most proud of how much we have grown and the customers who make my day every single day! Hearing stories that warms their heart! We love everyone literally everyone! We at perkins popcorn and italian will never judge! We do not discriminate, Our most popular popcorn is the PRIDE popcorn we support every organization, every gender, every race. We give to schools and we give back to our community and will continue to do so. Yes we face challenges everyday but, we overcome them because of our belief that we will succeed no matter what we face. Perkins Popcorn and Italian Icees loves everyone and anyone including animals in fact we are supporting saving the sea turtles! Our hearts just gets bigger and bigger! We want to grow and as we grow want our community to grow! So that we can provide more resources and better education to kids and adults including jobs! Chris Perkins says it everyday! Making the world a better place one taste at a time

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For one Perkins Popcorn & Italian Icees, Two you can’t hang out till you get your hair done or cut at the beauty salon/barber shop in Mesa Arizona called Chi Towns Finest Beauty and Barber Shop. Then, your ready to explore!!! First, I’ll take you to go see the fishes at they Odessy Aquarium, then to touch some zebras i will take you to Widlife World Zoo in Litchfield, then will make our way to mill ave but if you AirB or just hanging at the crib then make sure to order olias kitchen from grubhub, uber eats for some true authentic ukrainian food after that go be a kid again at Jakes Unlimited

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my mom and dad Lita Perkins ( Author of The Black Sheep Has Two Faces) and Isaac Perkins owners of Chi town finest hair studio in Mesa Arizona without them I wouldn’t have been here

I want to thank Olia Odarczenko my Fiancee owner of olias Kitchen, she is the love of my life, she shows me so much support and I love her

and I want to thank GOD

thank you all for believing and never rejecting me!

I am a proud book author of The Black Child published on Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

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Image Credits
Bruce WIllis from DeathWish and Chris Perkins Ernie Hudson from original ghostbusters and chris perkins porsha from empire and chris perkins Dr Will Halsted from Chicago Med and Chris Perkins The Black Child book by Chris Perkins Tequa Richmond from Everybody Hates Chris and Chris Perkins

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