Carlos Espinosa :: Cinematographer
BY CARLOS ESPINOSA, MESA, USA - When I first heard about this project, I was excited to be a part of it. However, it wasn't until the last few weeks that I realized the magnitude of it. Right around the time I was introduced to the project, I was offered a promotion at my current job. It was very hard for me to speak to my boss about leaving work for a full month. When I finally spoke with her, we talked about how this is such a great opportunity for me. After I was done explaining it to her, she was excited for me, and this was the first time that it actually hit me and I realized how high the stakes are.
I am very thankful to be considered for this project. I am a little afraid of the pressure we have to make something well, but at the same time, I know that I will put the very best of me into this project. I can now grasp the big picture - to know how this project can change people's views of Africans, to know that this project is going to carry the voice of millions of people, and to be a part of the crew that will make the very first feature film in Zambia is just exhilarating.
I think we have a great group of people who are motivated and excited to participate in this project. The stakes are high, but as long as we stay motivated and focused, our goal of making a great film will be accomplished. I cannot wait to start working and to hear that very first “action!".