El primer dia- the first day: Erika Nieto and Eva Diez for #meatfactory

“I believe that as artists we have a very important role in society. We must remain freethinkers and not lambs.”  Eva Diez

“According to the words of a film director, the woman becomes invisible in the movies from the age of 45+”  Erika Nieto

 

“El primer dia- the first day”, is a beautiful and artistic contribution to my meatfactory Vlog. The Film touches many critical aspects and brings up themes that many artists can relate to.

Thank you Erika, Eva and the rest of the team for this wonderful contribution!

 

 

ERIKA NIETO

MEATFACTORY: Why do you work as an Artist?

ERIKA NIETO: Art is a form of expression, to take out what is inside you, it´s a form of creating, of feeling… Working as an artist is a blessing for the soul and is a personal fulfillment.

M: What is the reward for your work? What is your main motivation to work as an actor/artist?

EN: My main reward and motivation is indeed personal satisfaction.

M: Do you feel that it is easy to work as an actor?

EN: No. It’s not easy

M: How is day to day reality vs to what you expected it to be like in the beginning/ or to what people think it is like?

EN: The reality is that you have to go through many filters in order to get to live from your art. If you do not have contacts in this world it is very difficult to get to work only as an actress. You always have to do other jobs as a waitress, for example, to be able to pay your bills.

M: How is it like to be a woman on the market?

EN: According to the words of a film director, the woman becomes invisible in the movies from the age of 45+

M: What are your thoughts about aging on the market?

EN: I think that to be an actress there is no age and that the opportunities must be all at any age because you can be a very good actress at any age and there are always characters for any age.

M: Does success / recognition matter to you, or would you also continue to do what you do if you would´t get approval from the external world?

EN: I’m an actress with or without support. I would continue to do so.

M: What does Feminism in the entertainment industry mean to you?

EN: I think it is too much abuse of the woman’s nudity to make a movie interesting

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EVA DIEZ

MEATFACTORY: Why do you work as an Artist?

EVA DIEZ: For passion. It is difficult to explain rationally. It’s a kind of motor of life that leads me and I can not deny. It’s a way of being in the world, it is what save us as human beings.

M: What is the reward for your work? What is your main motivation to work as an actor/artist?

ED: “A sensitive and well-oriented theater in all its branches, from tragedy to vaudeville,
can change in a few years the sensitivity of the people; And a broken theater, where the hooves replace the wings, can flatten and numb an entire nation. ” (Federico García Lorca)
I love to feel emotion and to transmit it to other people. I believe that as artists we have a very important role in society. We must remain freethinkers and not lambs.
The artist touches boundary spaces, creates resonances … and that is very powerful. Theater awakens minds. People get transformed when they go to the theater or see a good movie.

M: Do you feel that it is easy to work as an actor?

ED: Not at all, deciding to work as an actor is to accept that you will be immersed in a profession that is both fascinating and unstable. There is a lot of competition and it is very difficult to get a place in the market and live only from acting.

M: How is day to day reality vs to what you expected it to be like in the beginning/ or to what people think it is like?

ED: It is like a roller coaster, in the moments of work you almost touch the sky and in the moments of unemplyment you have to look for other ways to pay the rent and to survive.

M: Is there a union between actors/ artists? what are your experiences?

ED: Of course. Art is pure exchange. We enrich ourselves and learn from each other in this union. It is at that intersection where the most interesting things appear. It is very important to grow that network, in the end we are like the people that surround us. Personal and professional fulfillment comes from the collective, never from the self alone.

M: How is it like to be a woman on the market?

ED: Fortunately, the role of women within the cinema or theater is changing. But although we have achieved a lot culturally, there are aspects in which we (women) are still undervalued (the market is much easier for male then female directors …)

M: What are your thoughts about aging on the market?

ED: Is strange because any age can be represented and actors and actresses of all ages are needed. But reality is, that when you reach a certain age, you become invisible to many directors. What sells in our society is youth. In my opinion, we must always look for alternatives, keep working and if the work does not come, create it, start a project own your own and give your best.

M: How does the external world (family, friends, acquaintances) support your life choice to be an artist?

ED: I believe that people who love you want to see you happy. In the beginning my family considered my career choices as crazy, because of the instability that this profession entails. Nowadays they are my main support.

M: Does success / recognition matter to you, or would you also continue to do what you do if you would´t get approval from the external world?

ED:For me acting and art in general, it is a type of a vital need, it is the artistic channel where I can find myself and feel more freedom. I could never stop,no matter what. Success and recognition do not depend only on effort, but also on being at the right place and at the right time.

M: What does Feminism in the entertainment industry mean to you?

ED: Nobody is outside the culture in which we are immersed. The feminine must have its own place and if there is no space, we must create it. It is necessary to be aware of this, since nowadays women have advanced and achieved much for equality. In the filmindustry, anything connected to the feminine world is underrepresented. There is a great gender inequality in cinema, that is created by typical macho stereotypes. Roles with a certain “social level” are usually interpreted by men, there is a also a much greater number of male directors than female directors in the industry
I believe we need movies and stories that are matching reality and speak the truth, especially on a social level.

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