OPEN YOUR EYES
ABRE TUS OJOS


OPEN YOUR EYES/ABRE TUS OJOS, 2018
90FPS Moving Portraits - Commissioned by Estrella Jalisco, for the “Share for Good” Campaign.
Concept & Direction by JESSICA TOSSCANO



YOUR EYES is a film project that explores the diversity, beauty and joy of 12 every day Mexican and Mexican-Americans in beautiful 90 FPS (slow motion) moving portraits.


Director Statement:

“On October 11th and 12th, of 2018. Our crew of three, ventured out to the streets of Los Angeles to find and connect with fellow Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. Through a simple ‘Hello’ we were able to meet strangers living, working, walking as they do everyday. Although our interactions lasted minutes a common theme united us our Mexican heritage. Some agreed to be captured by us, others remain the invisible working people of this city because of fear of their immigration status or just fear of hate. While our camera filmed them at 90 frames per second, I asked them thought-provoking on the spot questions about life, family and our culture. There was something beautiful and intimate about capturing a strangers emotions at 90 FPS. Every thought and awareness is captured with a rare and delicate seconds of video.

I’m eternaly grateful to every human we connected with within these two days.”

Credits:

Concept and Direction by JESSICA TOSCANO
Cinematography by MARISCELA BEATRÍZ MENDEZ
Production Assistance by KEIRY VEGA






BTS Photography

KEIRY VEGA



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