Name: Melvin Amador-Vázquez
DOB : September 14 1983
Occupation: Filmmaker, Professor and Father.
Fave Comics Ever: Age of Apocalypse (90’s), Exiles, Sin City, The Incal, Akira, Manhattan Projects, Wanted, East of West, Hard Boiled, 20th Century Boys, The Invisibles, Zero, Fear Agent.
Last Good Comic You Read: A.D. After Death by Snyder and Lemire.
Fave Movies Ever: Boogie Nights, Fight Club, Oldboy, Akira, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, In Brudges.
Last Good Movie You Saw: Get Out.
What’s your Earliest Memory? I was four years old and I split my forehead open as the blood covered my eyes I pass out, and wake up to my mother’s screams as my father yells “take of the towel” and all I can see is my mother’s terrified face. Either that or when I caught my parents and their friends smoking weed. Now I know what they were smoking because I remember the smell more than the image.
When And Where Were You Happiest? When my kids are enjoying and laughing.
Name Your Ideal Dinner Party of 5? Mr. Millar, Noah Hawley, Chuck Palahniuk, Paul Thomas Anderson, Alejandro Jodorowsky. (if he were alive then Robin Williams.)
What did Your Parents Do? Sales Rep at the Gap and Funeral Home Manager.
How Do You Relax? The only time I relax is when I read or go for a walk alone.
Tell Us 3 Secrets About You: 1. It’s not a secret for my closest friends and family but I have a very eccentric diet, I only eat: white rice, French Fries, fried plantain (tostones) bread, cheese, bananas, salad, pizza, pastries and dessert no meat, no fish. 2. I stopped drinking alcohol and smoking when my kids were born, the idea of them seeing me at my worst terrifies me. 3. I’m extremely insecure and I never present myself as a writer or filmmaker because I haven’t made my living in the field and people expect credits on a big show/movie or a best-selling book.