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:
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.