Episode 53 - Alejandro Montoya Marin [ Writer | Director ]

Alejandro Montoya Marin Film Director

In this episode, Alejandro discusses how a breakup was a breakthrough in his career, our mutual love for the film 'Chasing Amy' and why patience was the hardest lesson for him to learn. Enjoy the show. 

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Show Notes:

7:40 - Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Broken Social Scene and others. 

9:23 - The play "Braveheart"

13:57 - The T.V Show "Atlanta"

18:42 - How a breakup woke up Alejandro and caused him to work harder.

20:52 - What experiences did Alejandro draw upon to create "Low/Fi"

22:17 - "Chasing Amy"

24:21 - "If I don't do film, I have failed in life ..."

31:48 - "You have to appreciate the bitter to appreciate the sweet ..."

Alejandro Montoya Marin Rebel Without a Crew

33:02 - "A heartbreak is fuel for future projects ..."

35:28 - How Alejandro has learned to write female characters so accurately.

39:00 - Patience was the hardest lesson to learn.

42:50 - The ending of "Shawshank Redemption"

44:30 - "500 Days of Summer" (special scene) and the impact of that movie on Alejandro. 

50:02 - Reading is the newest habit that is most beneficial for Alejandro. 

53:02 - "You get one life ... "

How to reach Alejandro: Website | Instagram | Youtube 

Book Recommendations:

Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain


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