Walther “Kino” Vera is a sophomore English major with a concentration in film at Montclair State University. He takes his experience in film and television, combined with his studies at Montclair State, to make forward-thinking and expansive films.
Vera spent his adolescent life growing up in Peru, where he thought he wanted to be a soccer player.
“I think [that] all the Latin guys want to be soccer players,” Vera said. “But I was not a good player. I was playing for a middle league and one coach told me I was not a good player and it’s better to find another profession.”
Vera found interest and skill in photography and short story writing in high school. During this time, Peruvian theaters only released about one movie per year, so he took his passion to Europe.