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Stories inspired by and filmed during the pandemic

'I never stopped making films,even during the pandemic my mind just kept on working and I made sure I could translate all my ideas into film' Matthew V Pastor Source: MVP

The challenges and fears created by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic didn't stop Filipino Australian director Matthew Victor Pastor

In 2020 he was able to create three films


highlights

  • The Pencil to the Jugular revolves around five international students experience of racism during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. It screened in 43rd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) in Russia.
  • The Neon Across the Ocean focuses on life after the pandemic. It is scheduled to premiere in Australia at the  Revelation Film Festival in Perth 
  • Fun Times won Best Film and Screenplay with Llewellyn Michael Bates at the  Canberra Short Film Festival    

 

'During the 2020 pandemic I had to be creative and think of COVID safe ways of filming. There were times when  I'd deliver the equipment to the actors home and I'd direct them via video calls' Matthew Victor Pastor, Melbourne based Filipino Australian filmmaker on filming during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic  

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