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Pedro -- A chronicle of the life of Pedro Zamora, who was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 17, and brought a human face to the condition as a cast member of MTV's  "The Real World: San Francisco".


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In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive homosexual to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alex Loynaz ... Pedro Zamora

Justina Machado ... Mily

Hale Appleman ... Judd

DaJuan Johnson ... Sean Sasser

Jenn Liu ... Pam
Roy Sanchez ... Alex

Karolin Luna ... Rachel

Matt Barr ... Puck

Anibal O. Lleras ... Hector Zamora
Teresa Hernández ... Mrs. Zamora
Alexis Garcia ... George

Amy Lewis ... Corey
Rafael Mondino ... Mohammed

Jorge Blanco Muñoz ... Jesus (as Jorge Blanco Cruz)
Leonardo Castro ... Hector Jr. (as Leonardo Striche)
Jason L. Wood ... Jonathan Murray
Grace Connelly ... Mary Ellis Burium
Jaime A. Alvarez ... Young Pedro (9-2 years)
Dario Flores ... Young Pedro (4 years)
Jorge Arce ... Sage
Yvette Ciordia ... NY Newscaster
Joe Umpierre ... Miami Newscaster

Craig Chester ... Counselor
Jonathan Murray ... Guest Lecturer

Alex Castillo ... HIV Counselor
Wilfredo Ramos ... Club Kid
Richard Glatzer ... NY Doctor

Brady Smith ... Miami Doctor
Tanya Rivera ... Doctor in Clinic

Magda Rivera ... Nurse
Carlos Marín ... Hotel Clerk
Victor A. Ferrer ... Little Boy
Sheymar M. Lausell ... Little Girl
Victor Alonso ... Guard

Luis Augusto Figueroa ... Ben
Tiffani Smith ... Cheryl, MTV Publicist

Joy Gohring ... President's Secretary
Trev Broudy ... TV Weatherman

Tom Derek ... Ralph

Lisa LoCicero ... Susan, TV Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bill Clinton ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage) (voice)
Pam Ling ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gerardo José Vega ... Pedro's Young Brother (uncredited)

Judd Winick ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pedro Zamora ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Oceano 
Writing credits
Dustin Lance Black (screenplay)

Paris Barclay (story) &
Dustin Lance Black (story)

Produced by
Paris Barclay .... executive producer
Ileana Ciena .... producer: Puerto Rico
Anne Clements .... producer
Dayna Frank .... associate producer: MTV
Scott Freeman .... executive producer
Richard Glatzer .... producer
Gil Goldschein .... executive producer
Brian Graden .... executive producer: MTV
Frances Lausell .... producer: Puerto Rico
Maggie Malina .... executive producer: MTV
Jonathan Murray .... executive producer
Chris Panizzon .... producer
Momita Sengupta .... associate producer: MTV
Wash Westmoreland .... producer
Original Music by
Barbara Cohen 
Cinematography by
Mark Putnam (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jonathan Alberts 
Casting by
Tammara Billik 
Jason L. Wood 
Production Design by
Denise Hudson 
Art Direction by
Franco Esile 
Set Decoration by
Sarah Riefkohl 
Costume Design by
Natalia Collazo 
Makeup Department
Gladymar .... special makeup effects artist
Loida E. Jeannot .... key hair stylist (as Loida Jeannot)
Maggie Jeannot .... assistant hair stylist
Maggie Jeannot .... assistant makeup artist
Angel A. Rivera .... additional hair stylist assistant
Angel A. Rivera .... additional makeup artist assistant
Sylvia Rodriguez .... assistant hair stylist
Sylvia Rodriguez .... assistant makeup artist
Nakia Secrest .... additional hair stylist (as Nakia Syvonne)
Nakia Secrest .... additional makeup artist (as Nakia Syvonne)
Gladymar Vasquez .... key makeup artist (as Gladymar Vázquez)
Gladymar Vasquez .... key special effects makeup artist (as Gladymar Vázquez)
Tracy Richards .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Esther Mejias .... unit production manager
Mark Raudonis .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Castillo .... director: opening title, "The Real World"
Antonio Correa .... second second assistant director
Coraly Santaliz .... second assistant director
Pedro J. Villalón .... first assistant director (as Pedro Villalón)
Art Department
Jose Albors .... property master
Gabriel Cordova .... leadman
Alejandro Garay MacLean .... set dresser (as Alejandro Garay)
Noemmy Agosto Garcia .... graphic artist
Emily Lopez .... assistant property master (ópez) (as Emilt L)
Juan Luján .... leadman
Martin Garay MacLean .... set dresser (as Martin Garay)
Francisco Martinez .... on-set dresser (as Francisco 'Pancho' Martinez)
Chaveli Sifre Riestra .... graphic artist
Gabriel Torres .... set dresser
Larry Yepez .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Barber .... dialogue editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
José Elipérez .... sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr mixer (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley
Justin Ipock .... additional sound mixer: second unit
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Ricardo Olivera .... boom operator
Mike Pipgras .... foley (as Michael Pipgras)
Mike Pipgras .... sound effects editor (as Michael Pipgras)
Carlos Rivera .... boom operator
Carlos Rivera .... sound mixer
Joe Stillwater .... additional sound mixer: second unit (as Joseph Stillwater)
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant (as Jim Wright)
Ben Zarai .... sound supervisor
José Elí Pérez .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Libertad Ayala .... still photographer
Eddie Berrios .... electrician
Maraida Cabrera .... camera assistant (as Marayda Cabrera)
Antonio Chirino Suárez .... key grip
Francisco Cordero .... key grip
Javier Cruzado .... grip
Carlos Garcia .... first assistant camera
Miguel A. Lopez .... provider: additional generator
Michelle Malley-Campos .... camera assistant (as Michelle Malley)
Eduardo Mariota .... grip
Felix Melendez .... grip
Gabriel Moreno .... camera operator: "The Real World"
Bayoan Padro .... grip
Prav Potu .... electrician
Josué Reyes .... best boy electric
Oggie Rivera Alkea .... electrician
Raül Rosada .... gaffer
Raúl Rosado .... additional camera operator
Roxanna Santiago .... second assistant camera
Jen Woldrich .... additional first assistant camera (as Jennifer Woldrich)
Casting Department
Sonia Landivar .... extras casting
Rafael Puello .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lourdes Gandia .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Hefner .... additional wardrobe assistant
Enityas E.T. Rodriguez .... additional wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Alexis Cedeno .... editor: opening title, "The Real World"
James DeOliveira .... high definition colorist (as James De Oliveira)
Joshua Lentz .... assistant editor (as Josh Lentz)
Music Department
Carlos José Alvarez .... composer: additional music
Randy Dolnick .... director of music and media licensing
Scott Johnson .... music editor
Jason Moss .... composer: additional music
Mike Roskelley .... score mixer
Dave Stone .... music consultant
Shaun Young .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Victor Andujar .... transportation coordinator
José Arias .... driver
Victor M. Casillas Feliciano .... driver
Hector Collazo .... driver
Faustino Espinoisa .... driver
José R. Marchessi .... transportation captain
Nelson Ramos .... driver
Luis Rosado .... driver
Antonio Santiago .... driver
John White .... driver
Other crew
Vilmarie Alcazar .... location manager
Job Alonso .... adr loop group
Victor Alonso .... lodging provider: Rico Rentals
Ricardo Andujar .... security
Alex J. Aubry .... production accountant (as Alex Aubry)
David Berson .... production attorney
Ruth Betancourt Rivera .... security
Tamaris Canals .... set production assistant
Paul Carroll .... caterer
Alex Castillo .... assistant to director
Yvette Ciordia .... payroll accountant
Jeff Comstock .... studio staff accountant
Steven Espinosa .... principal crafty
Jesus M. Fernandez .... security
Javier Fraguila .... consulting, auditing & payroll services: Film Production Services
Usha Ganesarajah .... director of stuido finance
Irma Garcia-Sinclair .... adr loop group (as Irma Garcia Sinclair)
Gladys Hernandez Millendez .... security
Neralys Hernandez .... production coordinator
John Marler .... coordinator: MTV
Teddy Mercado .... craft service
Felipe Piña .... adr loop group
Andrea Porrello .... production attorney
Beatriz Ramos .... assistant to producers
Nelson Ramos .... security
Alexandra Rodriguez .... script supervisor
Andres Rodriguez .... travel agent: Hectours Travel
Elisa Sanchez .... key set production assistant
Antonio Sifre .... legal services: Puerto Rico, Production Advisory Services of Puerto Rico
Gupreet Singh .... staff production accountant
Isabelisse Soto .... office production assistant
Gloria Talamantez .... payroll specialist
Skye Topic .... assistant: Mr. Murray
Alexis Torres .... security
Fernando Torres .... assistant accountant
Dianne Ventura .... assistant: Mr. Goldschein
Nicholas Walsh .... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Kimberly Walters .... director of production finance (as Kim Walters)
Melissa Weing .... adr loop group
Ellen Wong .... title designer
Paul Yuan .... assistant: Mr. Murray
Jim Dobson .... publicist (uncredited)
Todd Haynes .... thanks

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USA:90 min
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Did You Know?

Original cast members Pam Ling and Judd Winick (now married) have cameo appearance in the film with their baby.See more »
Factual errors: At one point, a doctor asks Pedro what age he is, to which he replies "23". The doctor says this is correct, but in reality, Pedro died when he was 22 years old.See more »
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References "The Real World" (1992)See more »


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I Expected More Than A Movie Of The Week, 24 May 2009
Author: petesea from United States

Pedro Zamora broke new ground as an HIV positive AIDS activist on national television on MTV's The Real World. This film, unfortunately, does not break much new ground – we get to know more about Pedro and his leaving Cuba and him dealing with AIDS and his treatments, but it leaves me wanting more. This is more of a Movie Of The Week than a film that celebrates Pedro's life and achievements.

I am a big fan of The Real World and Pedro's season had more drama in it than this movie. The whole Puck arc on The Real World (and even the Rachel and Pedro one) had much more tension and emotion than this film does. It has been 15 years since Pedro passed away, couldn't we have gotten a better script given all the time that it could have been worked on? This film's message is still relevant today, but our relative enlightenment on homosexuality, STDs, sex education and safe sex makes the subject not as taboo as it was 15 years ago.

For me, Alex Loynaz' portrayal of Pedro does not capture the strong life force and intensity that Pedro did have. I did appreciate the cameo that Judd, Pam and their kids had – I wish that all the cast members had participated with their comments in a documentary style instead of the actors who portrayed them.

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