5Q's w/Jose Pardo "Tell Me" Director

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#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 280 characters?

TELL ME is the intimate story of the worst consequence that an ideological revolution in a country can cause, the dismemberment of the family, its values and feelings. An event that has been repeated through the times in different geographies, causing the same pain. It happens at dawn, in the home, waiting for the son.

#2: What do you want the Borrego Springs Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?

The title of my film is very generic, "TELL ME". But that word implies a revelation, wanting to hear something that only another knows. I want to share what is being lived in the homes of my country thanks to the existing revolution, to create social awareness in the face of such events.

#3: What is your movie making background? Tell us about yourself.

I have more than forty years in the mass media and art; acting, writing and directing theater, I was a filmmaker in the times of Super 8. I entered television in programs of different formats, for different channels in different countries. I also directed advertising commercials and music videos for more than thirteen years. But now I have the need to tell things to the world and nothing like the movies to do it.

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#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?

The power of cinema

#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?

My return to the movies, just when life has given me a lot to tell.

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