Meet the Filmmaker: Hector Quijano, “REM”

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 EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
HQ: REM is a psychological horror/drama about the notion of dreams. It has screened at various festivals within the state and a couple out-of-state festivals. I hope to continue receiving exposure and network as a filmmaker with this film.

Q: What else are you working on?
HQ: We are in the pre-production stage of a short narrative titled; OSMOSIS, which explores surreal elements of mother nature.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
HQ: I have a tendency to kill off lead characters but somehow keep them alive through metaphysical mysticism created by the universe they inhabit.

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

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or 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.

REM will screen Friday, February 22nd at 9:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Dark, SciFi & Horror Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.