Andrew Vincent: "Fiction is practically no longer made in Argentina"

Andrew Vincent took a significant turn in his career when he moved to Mexico in 2000after having participated in successes on Argentine television such as “The Welcome Family” Y “Scallions”. His departure meant the artist’s reinvention, as he became more influential behind the camera and became a theater and television producer. Years later, his move to Colombia showed him in an executive role and, among other experiences, he was the head of content for the edition of “Big Brother” in that country.

Despite being based in Colombia, since 2019 he has participated in different projects in Argentina, such as the film “A crack” and the work “30th anniversary”, both in the role of actor. At a distance, the multifaceted man refers to the current distances between the productions of the two countries.

-What did it mean to return to work in Argentina after several decades?

-I was called in 2019, before the pandemic, to shoot the movie “Un Crack” in Argentina. I came with a pending debt that had to do with my professional training in theater. I did the national conservatory, I trained at the theater level, but I lived all my life on television. I wanted to do theater in Argentina and produce independent theater as well. It was a bit of going back to the sources, going back to doing the things that one wants to do.

Andrés Vicente in “Onions”.

-Since you worked as an actor, did you see yourself as a producer?

-Not really. I “Americanized” myself a lot when I went to live in Mexico in 1999. It opened up another vision of the business for me and I started studying television production and directing at the Autonomous University of Mexico, it opened my mind to do other things.

-Did it serve you as a reference that your father was a director?

-He was one of the best-known directors of Argentine television. To see him work, yes, but the one who opened my mind and I loved seeing him work was Gustavo Yankelevich. Seeing him work as a producer opened me up to that game, many things that I do in Colombia have the imprint of what he is as a producer.

-Do you find many differences between the fiction of Argentina and that of Colombia?

-Yes. In Argentina, fiction is practically no longer made and the little that is done is done for the platforms. Argentina has very good actors and technicians, but it has a deficit that has to do with the cost of production. In Colombia they are very high, a lot of money is invested and they have international outlets, something that was lost in Argentina many years ago. I find the issue complex. I see it as very difficult to be able to develop a strong industry again.

Andres Vincent.

TABLE TENNIS.

– HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOURSELF IN A FEW WORDS?

– A worker of culture, a creative.

– A VIRTUE?

– Be good people.

– A DEFECT?

– I’m quite a bastard.

– WHAT MAKES YOU IN A GOOD HUMOR?

– My children.

– AND IN A BAD HUMOR?

– Injustice, the idiocy of the rulers.

– A HOBBY?

– I watch a lot of football.

– A HIDDEN TALENT?

– Pilot a plane.

– WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING WITH?

– My workforce.

– FAVORITE FOOD.

– Milanese with fries.

– A SERIES?

– “Better Call Saul”.

“Better Call Saul” is Andrés Vicente’s favorite series.

– IF YOU WERE NOT DEDICATED TO YOUR PROFESSION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO OR BE?

– Plane Pilot.

– A FAVORITE ARTIST?

– Vittorio Gassman, Robert Redford.

– A SONG.

– I really like Argentine folklore and Colombian vallenato.

– THE ESSENTIAL THING IN THE COUPLE?

– Confidence.

– SOMEONE YOU BLINDLY TRUST.

– My children.

– A FEAR?

– To go unnoticed.

– THE PERFECT HOLIDAY.

– I would spend a wonderful vacation in Washington, it fascinates me.

– A GUILTY PLEASURE.

– Eat a lot of dulce de leche.

– AN EXOTIC TASTE.

– Catch lobsters.

– A SUPERPOWER YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE.

– Read other people’s thoughts.

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