MoJo Signs Director Patricia Chica As She Completes Filming On ‘Montréal Girls’

Asha Bajaj
3 min readOct 22, 2020

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Los Angeles (California), October 22: Canadian/El Salvadorian filmmaker Patricia Chica, has been signed to MoJo Global Arts, the company founded by Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, and Joseph Mellicker, as production in Montreal resumes.

MoJo Global Arts

A dramatic feature developed with Award-winning director Patricia Chica’s writing partner Kamal John Iskander and Canadian production company Objectif 9 just wrapped filming on Montréal Girls.

Patricia Chica

Inspired by her own experience, the story documents the city’s subcultures and focuses on a Middle-Eastern student who arrives in Montreal to become a doctor because that’s what his father wants. There, he meets two young women who challenge his perceptions and reveal him to his destiny to actually become a poet. Chica’s goal with this project is to empower audiences worldwide to discover their true self and to take action to make society a much more accepting place.

Patricia Chica’s journey through filming had been an adventure, as she had to adapt to new strict COVID protocols for filming within Canada during a red zone. While she was grateful that Montréal Girls was one of the first few productions to start in Montreal during the pandemic, she says, “It’s been a challenge, especially with actors and intimate scenes. Actors are not used to wearing masks that prevent them from seeing their facial expressions and keeping physical distance, even during rehearsals,” she explains. “Thankfully, I have developed a creative approach based on Chi Energy techniques for storytelling and performance that came in quite handy throughout the filming process. It allowed us to create a safe and sacred space of emotional connection despite the physical limitations imposed by the strict COVID safety rules,” she adds.

Patricia Chica in Chi Energy workshop. Image credit: ©Sharath_Ravishankar.jpg
Asha Bajaj

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