Filmmaker Alejandro Montoya Marin Discusses Robert Rodriguez and ‘Rebel Without a Crew’

Mexican director Alejandro Montoya Marin doesn’t want studios to hire him “because my last name ends with a vowel.” The director of the feature film Monday is a man who, regardless of ethnicity, “loves movies” and hopes to make the leap towards feature-filmmaking in the immediate future. Monday is certainly indicative of Montoya Marin’s unique voice. Created in the vein of Martin Scorsese’s 1985 comedy After Hours, the story follows Jim (Jamie H. Jung) who loses his job, his girl, and his home in one day. As luck would have it, Jim soon gets wrapped up with two hitwomen, played by Anna Schatte and Sofia Embid, who force him to execute a prominent Colombian drug dealer…who just happens to be dating Jim’s girl. Montoya Marin took some time to sit with Film Radar and discuss working with Robert Rodriguez, making a film for $7,000, and the issues involved in being a Latino filmmaker.

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