Interview with Filmmaker Andrew Borene (EL VIAJE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

EL VIAJE played to rave reviews at the Student Action/Crime/Thriller Festival in May 2020.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Andrew Borene: A few years back, my mother was coming out of a Starbucks when she was almost struck by a couple of neo-Nazis driving a pickup truck. As they drove off, they shouted racial insults at her and laughed. Even though it was in public during the day time, no one offered to help her or ask if she was okay. I wanted to make a film that stands up for other people that have faced racism or prejudice based on their ethnicity.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

Even though it’s categorized as a short, there was nothing short about the process (pre, principle, reshoots, post) of making the film. It took…

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