Interview with Producer and Director Alex K. Rojas

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Alex K. Rojas is a renowned American producer and humanitarian. “Parivara” marks his first work as a director alongside Alex Lora-Cercos. His other notable work includes “The Garden Left Behind” available on Amazon Prime.

Outside of his global work on behalf of several charities and causes which benefit children and those affected by human trafficking, he helped found the “Samarpan Foundation” (“Unconditional Service” in Sanskrit), a 501c non-governmental agency based in Nepal.  The Samarpan Foundation carries out several initiatives to better the lives of children, women affected by sexual slavery, the elderly, and the disabled. “Parivara” is based on several of the children’s stories in the Goldungha Orphanage for the Blind which Samarpan helps maintain.

As a Producer, how involved in the writing of a project do you get? Are you more involved in the initial development?

Alex K. Rojas: Every project is completely different. Some are closer to your heart and you end up doing everything on them, they become your literal babies. You do the dreaming, the writing, directing, casting, camera, and so on like – “Parivara”. Others which are more mainstream such as “The Garden Left Behind,” now streaming on Amazon Prime at the moment. I usually become intricately involved with at the beginning.

I help build the foundation necessary to allow everyone to stretch their creative voices and shine along with helping put together the right mix of talents to help a story reach its intended goal. I feel anything you work on whether it gives you money or joy is an energetic choice for what stories and voices you would like to be out there and in here (heart). It is all consciousness

When was your debut as a film director? Can you tell us more about your debut film?

Alex K. Rojas: Again, you are very kind. I don’t see myself as a director, but I did direct a few short films (available on iTunes and Amazon) under a pseudonym while dipping my toe in the entertainment world. I didn’t really get the nerve to “direct” until there was a story too close to my heart that I felt hadn’t been told yet, so I roped in my good friend Alex Lora and we went to work. The story was basically a composite of several of the blind orphans in one of the orphanages my NGO foundation supports. We think how sad they must be, thrown away by their families due to their handicap, blind and unable to see the world – it’s the complete opposite.

In my experience I found they were some of the happiest people ever. They took so much joy in the little things and feeling lucky to be around others like them, they formed their own little family, that is what “Parivara” means. Also, the film helped people within Nepal see the world through these children’s eyes, they even gave them lifetime scholarships after the film played at the human rights festival there. All of the proceeds from the project on different platforms go directly for their support.

What are some of your recent film projects?

Alex K. Rojas: Lately it has been my mission to help different female directors get their work and voices out there via mentorships and putting my production experience behind them 100%. There is this ugly stereotype of the entertainment industry after the #METOO movement in relation to men, that if they are helping women it is only because they are getting some sort of physical quid pro quo. If there is something wrong or that could hurt others, Yes! Definitely speak out so others aren’t hurt as well, but there are many people out there who genuinely want to help others share their stories without wanting something in return.

There is the love of art, the love of people, the love of community, and so on. My other big thing right now is to steward and develop any projects which help mother earth. This includes several narratives, and documentaries which hope to change the way we see our relationship with her. We can’t wait for people to figure it out when they are choking in their own garbage and have nothing left to eat – we have to make it crystal clear that there is a right way of asking mother earth for her forgiveness and establishing a more sustainable future for all of us.

Alex K. Rojas, Photo Credit Natalya Lazareva

What lessons have you learned beyond art in terms of the business side and how the industry works?

Alex K. Rojas: This could seriously be a university course, so I’ll keep it general. First off, there are many ways to skin a cat. Imagine how many projects wouldn’t have gotten made if people waited for someone to give them their multi-million-dollar budgets! Production is many things to many different people, but the main lesson my experience has taught me is that it’s all about “get ‘er done”. Get the money, get the people, keep everyone on point and moving towards the same goal. Communicate clearly, have clear logistics for how everything is going to get done, what to do if it doesn’t get done, and so on. Above all, have fun.

How has Covid-19 impacted the film industry and life in general in your city?

Alex K. Rojas: New York. I love you. “Covid-19 New York” is so different from “Pre-covid-19 New York”. It’s like a depressed child who no one wants around, it’s empty, the people cannot come together, the “energy” is gone. This mass sway of life and excitement, she is sleeping.

I have been experimenting on creating a machine which disperses a water based neutralizing agent for use indoors so people can gather again which one day maybe used in the same way I saw as in my dream, but I saw the year for that would be 2023, and everyone wants this pandemic to already to be a thing of the past. Ask yourself, what do HIV and Covid-19 have in common? 1. Do they target specific populations? 2. Does the pharma trail point to the first vaccine coming out of the same place it had actually “originated”? 3. Who benefits from all of this fear of the enemy you cannot see? 4. What is all this fear and restriction doing to our culture (art, music, creativity) and coming together?

Can you tell us more about what motivated the CEVSP Covid-19 vaccine project? Can you talk about the important of this program and how it is helping people?

Alex K. Rojas: In terms of the ​Covid-19 Energetic Vaccine/CEV program, the motivation for it? Everything I listed above is a pretty good motivation don’t you think? I wanted to do something about it when I first learned about it in January.

I was ahead of everyone else watching it spread in China, I made the initial predictions and algorithms for my work in terms of when it would hit the US and Europe, the lockdowns, peaks, city openings, and so on, down to the day. No one listened, actually no, they listened enough to want more and build a system around it. In the course of my work predicting how the virus would affect critical infrastructure In March of 2020, I was introduced to Dr. Savely Yurkovsky. He had a physics based approach to the COVID-19 Issue which was successful in terms of preventing and treating the symptoms as presented in this article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

I tried several avenues during 2020 to have medical personnel or decision makers within my sphere look at this – here was a way to prevent COVID-19 and treat it at the same time – without any side effects – for FREE! The science was sound and built on frequency and energy instead of chemicals. Being an avid tinkerer primarily repurposing ancient technologies, dna, and quantum physics, I recalled one of Nikola Tesla’s most important lessons ​“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, ​frequency​and vibration.” ​No one wanted to listen.

Unless you were a PHD with 20 years of Coronavirus experience, no one wanted to pay attention. Albert Einstein, who wasn’t even a scientist at the time he penned his paper on the theory of relativity (he was a patent clerk) was treated with the same extreme suspicion and skepticism, and now his work forms one of the two pillars of modern physics. This is the same way our leaders are treating this pandemic, letting pharmaceutical science “treat” the pandemic as they see best. What’s the problem with this? Pharmaceutical Science is a business above all – one can argue it’s good business to keep you sick as long as you pay.

We all remember how much fun it was seeing the state and federal governments at each other’s throats during 2020 about all things Covid-19. If the Federal government listened to me it might be the same thing and it could take months to get something going.

No government is going to stop you if you want to try something on yourself, your family, and a few of your closest friends. This is how the Covid-19 Energetic Vaccine/CEV program started. To date 62 people have been vaccinated or treated for Covid-19 symptoms (48 hr turnaround) and have the antibodies to

prove they are immune. I am one of them, and the program is endorsed by a former head of NASA, and a Nobel prize winning physicist.

Both myself and Dr. Yurkovsky would like to help as many people as possible. He’s praying for Oprah, I’m just saying if anything happens to us like those free energy guys – it was not an accident.

Who are you collaborating with in the Covid program?

Alex K. Rojas: Dr. Savely Yurkovsky

On set of The Garden Left Behind, Michael Madsen in Background. Photo Credit TGLB Set Photographers

What types of projects do you see yourself involved with in the future?

Alex K. Rojas: I want to continue pushing projects that help people see the underlying unity in everything, The Oneness. For me this has taken on many different disciplines. Imagine if you marry art, religion, and science and they become One. What does that look like? It’s different for every person but that is what makes each of our contributions unique.

What advice would you give to those hoping to pursue a career in producing / filmmaking?

Alex K. Rojas: Your dream is the only thing that matters – pursue it to the ends of the earth and beyond. Your biggest failure will still be a success in a journey of successes compared to never having taken the first step.

**Article Cover Photo Credit: Alex K Rojas, Photo by Jason Setawian

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