Directed by Raul Paz Pastrana
Cinematography and Editing by Raul Paz Pastrana

Dreams/Fiction is a surreal journey down into the rabbit hole to discover a world that seems to come from the pages of a Jorge Luis Borges’ story. Our characters, both real and imaginary, reveal the deep secrets and possible worlds that the subway hides from our daily commutes.

This short film is a part documentary and part fictional essay film about the New York City Subway. The film uses a variety of visual techniques, including archival, narrative and cinema verite to challenge our notions of what is possible within the Cinematic paradigm.

- Japanese and Spanish with English subtitles
- Music by Matson Jones
- Narrated by Tomoyo Yamada
- Featuring Steven Loring, Emily Parkey, and the daily commuters of the New York City Subway.
- Camera by Raul Paz Pastrana
- Written and Directed by Raul Paz Pastrana

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The Essay Film

The Essay Film

"My intention here is to define, describe, survey, and celebrate a cinematic genre that barely exists." – Phillip Lopate

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