Yesterday, August 5, I did my first interview on the radio to promote a couple of my upcoming creative projects! It was so exciting, and I was sure nervous. We talked about my music and music videos. I could not believe that "Cardboard Spaceship" and "Love of Mine" were played on air too! What an awesome experience and opportunity as an independent singer-songwriter.
Aside from film, we also talked about a new documentary film that I've been working with the BuenPaso Collective for a few months called, Letters From Our Elders. It's a documentary about immigrants from the past, present, and future. It was inspired by the director's curiosity into his grandfather's history of surviving the Holocaust. The director, Aaron Freeder, talked to René Vargas Madrigal about his findings, and they began to discuss the current state of immigration, especially in Tijuana, Mexica. René and another member of BuenPaso, Edwin Cruz, soon became the Executive Producers of the project. René and I met earlier this year, and he asked if I would be interested in helping with producing part of this film project.
After Aaron and I chatted on the phone about his film more in depth, I was game. Especially in today's political and cultural climate, I could see how this project could be more impactful than ever. Aaron kept mentioning this film to be a "living" documentary. By that, he explained that it will take shape as the production continues forward. He didn't have a script outline or structure in mind from the beginning, and he intended to see where people's stories take him.
Watch the whole interview above.
Special thanks to KPFK and Nancy Sanchez for this opportunity.
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