Short Film: THE LESSON, 9min., USA, Crime/Drama

Directed by Joey Medina
An average Joe has a break down after Losing his wife and daughter in a car accident.
This short film will take you on an emotional journey while you try and decide who is the victim and who is the villain. And hopefully walk away with a new outlook on a current epidemic that’s taking over society.

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Director Statement

I’m a Puerto Rican, born and raised in The Bronx, New York. 
In seventh grade, I purchased a super 8 film camera, projector and screen from my wood-shop teacher for $50.00. All the equipment was stamped “Property of the Board of Education.”
After buying the stolen film equipment, I cast family members and directed my first film, a remake of “King Kong.” I bought a gorilla mask and rubber ape hands and borrowed my mother’s fake fur coat to complete the costume. I used miniature soldiers and army vehicles including my sister’s dollhouse to build the set in my basement. With everything in place I completed his 3 minute version of “King Kong.”
As a young man I was very involved in the great sport of boxing. I eventually turned professional and became the Arizona lightweight champion. The mental skills I learned from my boxing days I still use today in everyday life including filmmaking.
Will-power, determination and motivation are some of those attributes that I apply to my writing, producing and directing. Moreover, my creativity is immeasurable.  I believe one of the things all successful people share is the ability to “think outside the box.”  In the world of film and television this is something you cannot be without. 
I also was a police officer who worked undercover which requires a lot of creativity, focus and discipline.
Last year I wrote, produced, directed and starred in my own single camera sitcom pilot. I shot the entire episode for $4000 and yet it has the look and feel of a very expensive professional show. Although I enjoy, writing, producing and editing, directing is my passion. I can’t see myself not directing. It may sound cliché but it’s what I was born to do. I’ve been a very successful stand-up comedian for many years but episodic directing is where I want the direction of my future to go.

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