Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper. Cine Pobre Film Festival is the 100% cartel-free intersection of culture and capabilities.
born and raised in San Jose, California by two immigrant parents from Mexico. Alejandro discovered at a young age a passion for storytelling when he participated in a short story competition in his elementary school and won best story in his class. It was not until his teen years did he discover that his calling for storytelling was in the medium of filmmaking. He discovered films from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Quentin Tarantino and he instantly fell in love with the art of filmmaking . He attended Evergreen Valley Community college where he took several film classes where he created and worked on several class projects. It was not until he transferred to San Francisco State University where his filmmaking blossomed. He made his directorial debut with his senior thesis film Withdrawal Symptoms. After graduation he worked on several independent short films serving many different roles on various film sets. He currently works as a freelance filmmaker and also is developing several .passion projects that are planned to release in the near future
Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper
Cine Pobre is the 100% self-funded intersection of
culture and capabilities
[ Call for Entries 2023 ]