“ON YOUR RADAR” IS A WEEKLY GRAD FILM NEWS SEGMENT THAT FEATURES A STUDENT PICKED AT RANDOM.
JORGE SISTOS IS CURRENTLY A 3RD YEAR STUDENT AT GRAD FILM. WE ASKED HIM A FEW QUESTIONS, AND HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY:
1. Where do you consider home and what is it like there?
I think nowadays my heart is split in three. First, the city where I was born and where I have spent most of my life, Morelia: A colonial city in West México with one of the most important film festivals in the region and where my culture and tradition feed my stories and give me force to continue working on what I love the most, film. Then México City, which represents freedom, a place full of culture, social events, concerts and museums. And now New York, where the distance made me grow as a professional, where my film family is, a multicultural place where everything fluctuates. Home is the combination of these three.
2. What is currently inspiring you as a filmmaker?
Whether I am thinking about a story that addresses a relevant social issue, of different shades and layers. Visually overwhelming or very sober. Distance has made me meditate about my heritage, my emotions and my feelings. And right now that's my main inspiration.
3. What has been your most rewarding experience at NYU Tisch Grad Film so far?
The films of my colleagues and my teachers. To acknowledge that we are part of a big family working with passion in what we love.