Interview with Filmmaker Alex Ramirez (THE QUIET SHORE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

THE QUIET SHORE was the winner of BEST FILM and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the September 2020 LATINO Film Festival.

1. What motivated you to make this film?

The film is not the easiest watch and I think the passion for the truth in the material was the overall factor. I write from the perspectives of people I know and these two lead characters, Elena and Adrian played by Jeaux Bartley and Joseph Rene respectively were characters I really understood. They come from the same world I do. Seeing how they got through was a great catharsis and motivator for myself.

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

It took a long time. I think the idea began to germinate in the late Summer of 2017. I had the script written by Fall. We shot in the Summer of…

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