Da Man: hi, Pe­dro; awe­some to fi­nally have a chat with you. so, we’ve heard that you’ve just fin­ished di­rect­ing and act­ing in your own short film pro­duced in China. First of all, why China? Pe­dro Cor­rea:

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i had been binge watch­ing for­eign films and stum­bled across one of my fa­vorites, a korean flick, “old­boy,” and thought to my­self: it’d be a blast to di­rect a for­eign film. So, i wrote the script for “echo,” got it trans­lated into Man­darin and booked a flight to the south of China. My ge­o­graph­i­cally-ADD mom had been teach­ing at a school over there at the time. i had never been there. So, i went. if i can com­bine trav­el­ing with film­mak­ing, i’m golden. A good char­ac­ter and a for­eign coun­try is the per­fect es­cape.

it’s all sto­ry­telling to me. Act­ing is my high, writ­ing is my ther­apy and i di­rect my own sto­ries out of ob­ses­sion. if i had to choose to quit all but one? My choice would be to stop sleep­ing. i’m an ac­tor, but i’ll never stop mak­ing films.

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