Interview with director Eric Romero (Native Immigration)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

  MOVIE POSTERNATIVE IMMIGRATION, directed by Eric Romero played to rave reviews at the July 2016 Comedy Film Festival. It was an honor to sit down with him and chat about his career and short film.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Eric Romero: I’m an immigrant living in UK myself and it’s an universal topic. I’ve always felt very welcome in Scotland (which is an amazing place, it’s probably the Canada of Europe…) but you could see all that was going on on TV with more right wing parties growing in numbers and I thought it was a good moment to ridiculize all the concept of immigration. Because, after all, what makes somebody an immigrant? That sounds like a simple question, but if one thinks about it it’s a quite complex topic. I really wanted to make fun of cliches and try to show how silly they…

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