Meet the Filmmaker: Hector Quijano, “Continuum”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
HQ: I became a filmmaker to create and explore worlds which are virtually confined within our imagination. As spectators or illusionists, we have the imagination to believe in something more [allegorical] than our own reality.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
HQ: ​Continuum is a sci-fi, crime which was made with the intention of creating a [paradox] using only one actor but multiple characters. It was also an official selection and Special Jury Award Winner of the Frostbite International Film Festival in April 2017.

Q: What else are you working on?
HQ: I am currently in the post-production stage of a short psychological film called “REM”, which I also wrote and directed.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
HQ: SPOILER: Most of the time I tend to kill off my lead characters, but still keep them alive through some kind of metaphysical mysticism created by the narrative universe they inhabit.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
HQ: www.vimeo.com/hectorquijano


Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
HQ: Thank you to the Emerging Filmmakers Project for exposing filmmakers, not only to general audiences, but to other filmmakers and artists alike. Networking is one of the most important elements of indie filmmaking.

Continuum will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, August 17th at The Bug Theatre.