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Pedro
     

Pedro

Director: Nick Oceano, Alex Loynaz, Justina Machado, Hale Appleman

Cast: Nick Oceano, Alex Loynaz, Justina Machado, Hale Appleman

 
Alex Loynaz stars as earnest Real World cast-member Pedro Zamora in this intimate biopic tracing the HIV-positive immigrant's rise from humble roots to becoming one of the most instantly recognizable HIV/AIDS activists in the United States as a result of his high profile role on MTV's pioneering reality television series. In 1992, The Real World made its

Overview

Alex Loynaz stars as earnest Real World cast-member Pedro Zamora in this intimate biopic tracing the HIV-positive immigrant's rise from humble roots to becoming one of the most instantly recognizable HIV/AIDS activists in the United States as a result of his high profile role on MTV's pioneering reality television series. In 1992, The Real World made its debut on MTV, forever altering the definition of the term "celebrity," and providing a sympathetic face to the growing AIDS crisis for the millions of Americans who had yet to meet someone suffering from the devastating autoimmune disorder. Born the youngest child in a close-knit Cuban family, Zamora arrived in the United States as part of the 1980 Mariel boatlift. His mother died when he was just thirteen, the pain of the loss prompting the already promising student to hit the books even harder. Three short years and numerous bouts of unprotected sex later, Zamora discovered that he was HIV-positive after donating blood to the Red Cross. It was a crushing blow to the ambitious young student, though one that would unexpectedly give his life new meaning as well. As an activist and educator, Zamora longed to get his message to as many people as possible - and what better medium to do so than television? The producers were quick to recognize Zamora's eagerness to participate in the Real World as well as his openness when it came to discussing his illness, and quickly invited him to join the cast. Not many folks have the opportunity to shine in the spotlight, though Zamora made the most of his fifteen minutes of fame by using it to enlighten and inform those who were still ignorant to the threat posed by the increasingly indiscriminate disease that was once thought only to affect only homosexuals.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/2009
UPC:
0754703763303
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wolfe Video
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Introduction from President Bill Clinton; 3 episodes of the Real World San Francisco featuring Pedro Zamora; Deleted scenes; Pedro Zamora's audition for the Real World SF

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alex Loynaz Pedro Zamora
Justina Machado Mily
Hale Appleman Judd
DaJuan Johnson Sean
Jenn Liu Pam
Roy Sanchez Alex
Karolin Luna Rachel
Matt Barr Puck
Anibal Lleras Hector
Teresa Hernandez Mrs. Zamora
Alexis Garcia George
Amy Lewis Corey
Rafael Mondino Mohammed

Technical Credits
Nick Oceano Director
Jonathan Alberts Editor
Paris Barclay Executive Producer,Original Story
Tammara Billik Casting
Dustin Lance Black Original Story,Screenwriter
Anne Clements Producer
Barbara Cohen Score Composer
Natalia Collazo Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Freeman Executive Producer
Richard Glatzer Producer
Gil Goldschein Executive Producer
Denise Hudson Production Designer
Jonathan Murray Executive Producer
Chris Panizzon Producer
Mark Putnam Cinematographer
Wash Westmoreland Producer
Jason L. Wood Casting
Shaun Young Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pedro
1. Chapter 1 [:16]
2. Chapter 2 [7:51]
3. Chapter 3 [10:06]
4. Chapter 4 [12:08]
5. Chapter 5 [9:13]
6. Chapter 6 [10:17]
7. Chapter 7 [10:24]
8. Chapter 8 [9:48]
9. Chapter 9 [9:51]

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