“ON YOUR RADAR” IS A WEEKLY GRAD FILM NEWS SEGMENT THAT FEATURES A STUDENT PICKED AT RANDOM.
PEPI IS CURRENTLY A 3RD YEAR STUDENT AT GRAD FILM. WE ASKED HER A FEW QUESTIONS, AND HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY:
1. Where do you consider home and what is it like there?
I consider NYC home. It’s full of contradictions. It’s stimulating and it’s everything that comes with being stimulated. You can walk down the street and see and feel any kind of person, their energy, their expressions of love or conflict - anything you could imagine. New York is always refacing itself and it’s always surprising. The city is anti-nostalgia. I always try to leave but it’s hard to. The city is magnetic.
2. What is currently inspiring you as a filmmaker?
I am trying to understand and feel what it’s like to work moment to moment.
3. What has been your most rewarding experience at NYU Tisch Grad Film so far?
I’ve lived in New York for a long time. It has been a great privilege to expand my imagination, taste and knowledge by learning from and with my classmates who come from all over the world. They generously share their perspectives, their wisdom and their histories; being in this environment is like traveling without ever leaving the city, it gives you that same energized sensation. I think that sensation is deep interpersonal learning. I think it happens when you get together with people who challenge you to grow and support you in the process of growth - that has happened at Tisch over and over. From classmates and faculty both. It really is so rewarding, life-changing.