The Works of Raúl Alejandro Mendoza
Beyond The River (2019) looks at the life of two lovers, one from the United States and one from Mexico in a border town. A law passes that will shut down the border for the foreseeable future and these lovers must spend the last hours of their present to decide their future. In the face of injustice, can love really prevail?
I have been directing films since 2016 with my debut short film Immortal, continuing on I would make my short documentary called Bloodline in 2018 to examine my family’s immigrant past in the US. In 2019, I worked on a short called, Beyond The River that looks at the relationship between two Latinx folk in the wake of political turmoil. Recently, I have started production on my upcoming LGBTQ+ drama, Before I Leave (2021).
On the other hand, I also experiment with photography, both digitally and on film. This has helped me in shaping my skills when shooting my films but also allowing me to tackle a different creative medium.
Over 2 years ago I created a podcast network called The Nerd Corps where I discuss various aspects of entertainment. Throughout this journey I have interviewed various names such as writer Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor, and Rim of the World), comic book writer Ashley Victoria Robinson (Jupiter Jet and Aurora and the Eagle), and author/comic book writer Jason Inman (Jupiter Jet and Super Soldiers).
“Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality.”Andrei Tarkovsky
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