Tell Me a Story

by PJ Ortiz Luis

The online portfolio of Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis, a storyteller utilizing different mediums of art including film photography, dance, and performance poetry.

Runaways

What is this project about?  

I created this project to illustrate different forms of escapism that some of us indulge in to distract us from reality.  It is also a way to tell a story of somebody currently in the action of running.  They are in between their starting point and their destination.

I have opted to give the minimum amount of background required to tell each of these stories.  This way, the story does not get lost in translation...but there are enough blanks for the audience to fill in and relate to the individual characters. 


Emily and Shirissa:  Two best friends running from adulthood.


Jasmine:  A beatnik questioning the structured learning of academia. 


Lex:  Running away from the negativity in her life.


Hannah and Nala:  Running towards freedom.


Andromeda:  The dreamwalker, walking the fine line between dreams and reality.