Experiencing Interruptions?


"He said, she said. Your word versus mine.” During our political, social and economic climate, it’s not uncommon to entertain a back and forth dialogue between stories told by friends and strangers. In the film, Balo, the alternating chatter is at its’ climax. It begins with a favor exchanged between two friends that has taken an unforeseen turn at a party, expected to be like any other night. Those who attended the party interpret the situation with their own points-of-view, exaggerate their side of the story and thus partake in a game of telephone. Throughout the film, a variety of mixed languages are spoken to emphasize our contribution to society and how history is in the fate of our own hands, own cultures and own perspectives. What happened to Balo? Ask a friend.

  • Whest Cornell
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  • Whest Cornell
  • Kyle Reyes
  • Whest Cornell
  • Kyle Reyes
  • Whest Cornell
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  • Iamnobodi
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  • Mia Carucci
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  • Audrey
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  • Ryan Hoyle
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  • Michael Gonzalez
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  • Mark Peaced
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    "Mark Peaced"
  • Samantha Danan
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  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Music, suspense
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Long Beach
    United States
    May 18, 2017
Director Biography - Whest Cornell

Eduardo Pineda, most socially known as Whest Cornell, is a complete artist by trade. Having spent years with a camera in his hand and music in his headphones, Whest has honed in on his skills as a Director, Editor, Videographer, Photographer - and he writes & raps too.

With a love for cinema, sound, and storytelling, Whest combines his skillsets to approach each creative project uniquely.

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Director Statement

We fight, we love, we fail to understand it all, but we still here. Regardless of our languages, color of skin or beliefs, we all have a story that needs to be told. Love to be here, love to be yourself.