Celebrity. Activist. Icon.
In 1994, Bunim/Murray Productions made the ground-breaking decision to cast openly gay, HIV-positive Cuban-American Pedro Zamora as part of MTV s The Real World: San Francisco. Zamora s time in The Real World house on Lombard Street brought a face to the AIDS crisis; and U.S. President Bill Clinton credited Zamora with personalizing and humanizing those with the disease.
PEDRO celebrates the extraordinary life of Pedro Zamora; a young man who when he found out he was HIV positive at 17, made the courageous decision to dedicate the rest of his life to speaking out about his condition in an attempt to raise awareness about the disease in his community. His appearance on The Real World brought his story and his message to MTV s youthful audience and beyond; and when Zamora s health began to deteriorate in late 1994 (after he left the show), it became front page news nationwide, and his death at age 22 provoked a worldwide outpouring of grief. Stars Alex Loynaz and Justina Machado (Six Feet Under)
3 Episodes of THE REAL WORLD SAN FRANCISCO, featuring Pedro Zamora. Also, main feature is CC
Some members of Congress are getting a sneak-peek screening that is how big Pedro Zamora was.
It s hard to top Pedro Zamora. It was an incredible moment in time. Entertainment Weekly
Sincere . . .touching. Hollywood Reporter
He was one of the first people to use a reality show for a greater purpose. Miami Herald
Long time fans of The Real World will never forget Pedro Zamora. New York Post
It s Pedro s script that s most impressive. Toronto Film Fest
This touching biographical docudrama chronicles the extraordinary life of the man who helped humanize the disease and vowed to keep the cameras going every step of the way, no matter how bad it gets.
The film is anchored by the strong performances of Alex Loynaz as Pedro and Six Feet Under s Justina Machado as Mily. OUT Magazine --Wolfe