Sergio Guerrero Garzafox on Developing a Pandemic Lockdown Film with Blursday [Exclusive Interview] | LALIFF

Blursday - Sergio Guerrero Garzafox

Blursday – Sergio Guerrero Garzafox

Blursday is too close to reality. It’s because the whole world lived through it during the pandemic lockdown. Director and Sergio Guerrero Garzafox hopes the film captures our lockdown moment as a time capsule of our lives.

Although the concept of filming couples living in their residences were initiated before the pandemic, Sergio Guerrero Garzafox quickly readapted the story with the backdrop of the first 100 days of the pandemic. Many familiar themes resonated from our experiences, including lockdown anxiety, toilet paper hoarding, and even weapon purchases.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Blursday is a unique and profound film about loss, love, and pregnancy shot during the Covid-19 lockdown. A mirror on human behavior told by three real couples, in their own apartments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Buenos Aires in a hybrid production shot via Zoom and in person.

The film stars Marimar Vega, Horacio Pancheri, Sarah Chang, Vincent Soberano, Allison Walter, and Sam Brittan.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Sergio Guerrero Garzafox on his pandemic capsule film We discussed getting the project off the ground quickly, pandemic shooting around the world, the pandemic, and social justice commentary.

Sergio Guerrero Garzafox is a USC film School graduate and a two-time Emmy Award winner. He co-wrote the award-winning film A Day Without a Mexican, a narrative social commentary on the immigration. His television credits include Dos Lunas, El Vato, Soccer & Drinks, and Gracias Maestros. In 2019, he made his directorial debut with Intolerance No More, a timely film about the depiction of police brutality. Also, he directed over 500 commercials for various international brands.

Blursday premieres tomorrow, June 5th, at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) at 4 p.m. PST at the TCL’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

For ticket information, visit the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival web site.

Watch the exclusive interview with Sergio Guerrero Garzafox below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Sergio Guerrero

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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