Interview with director Alfonso M. Rodriguez (THE 3RD TRY)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Short Film “THE 3RD TRY” played to rave reviews at the June 2017 LGBT FEEDBACK Short Film Festival.

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Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Alfonso M. Rodriguez: Shortly before I wrote the script, I read an article about gender inequality in film and television. The article discussed the ‘Bechdel Test’, which is a small test to determine whether there is an active presence of women in a fictional piece of media. This was probably the main motivating factor that pushed me to write it. This in combination with the fact that the LGBTQI community is also underrepresented. I figured I’d combine and represent the two under one roof; into one film.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

– Overall, I would have to say 2 years. I used to be an NYPD police…

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