In conjunction with the Prime Latino Media Salón, El Blog de HOLA is proud to present the Tío Louie Interview, where filmmaker and bon vivant Louis Perego Moreno (also known as Tío Louie) interviews actors and multimedia-makers in the business.
In this edition, Tío Louie speaks to actors-turned-filmmakers Mónica Walter Palmieri, Luis Caballero, Adrian Manzano and Adel L. Morales.
|Mónica Walter Palmieri.|
· How was the transition coming from your native Guatemala and going straight in the U.S. to the Lee Strasberg Institute? I met people from across
the world and it expanded my mind. It was terrifying in the beginning. Language was an issue. Especially
acting in English. But it turned out to be an exciting experience and made me love acting even more and it was my first experience at that level. Also, while there I did work from Harold Pinter to Lorca and Shakespeare.
me when shooting. I had a good line producer and when not acting I was also the 1st AD, as well as the producer. This I would not advise, because as the actor I had to turn off my 1st
for more knowledge and Puerto Rico could only give me as much as it could have at the time. My mentor in Puerto Rico recommended me to NYU and I applied and was accepted. I also wanted to live in New York City. Plus they gave me a scholarship, which was another incentive.
who drives passengers from town-to-town. I like writing about the poor who are simple, yet lead complicated lives like all of us. I come from poverty and I like to write about these people that I knew in my childhood.
I did it in high school and college at which time I received an award for it in my senior year. After college, I participated in a number of Latino theaters and then decided it wasn’t for me.
have learned that I should have hired a publicist. I felt that I was able to do it myself. My expectations were very low for this film
and it actually went much farther than ever anticipated. I assumed that it would be a good lesson for a first film and it rendered much more.
|Adel L. Morales.|
short films myself. So this is how I started in the world of production as an actor.
exploring further and seeking alternative channels, I realized that the internet is a wonderful home for short pieces and why not convert it into episodes that ranged from five to nine minutes and the rest was history. Because of that approach we’ve developed a nice following.