About my first TV experience in Mexico
Mid June of 2017, I was contacted by a good friend and ex-colleague of mine, who thought I was the right candidate to take control of the general production of a late night show which is much like a Spanish version of John Oliver.
At the moment he wrote me, I was living in Berlin, Germany, but the production was run in Mexico and it's broadcasted by HBO around Latin America, US and the Caribbean Islands.
For several years I collaborated on several comedy projects with a significant portion of political humor. The show is named "Chumel con Chumel Torres" and it's centered around a journalistic investigation of a discussed topic that the content team needs to develop. For this reason, after watching the older episodes of Chumel on Youtube, I immediately said: "Yes, I want to be part of it. What's next?"
To make a long story short: in just three weeks I sent my application, did an interview, discussed and made plans with my boyfriend, got the job, booked the ticket, organized my moving and started working.
I was able to make that fast a move thanks to all the good friends I have in Mexico City and the support of my boss (the Executive Producer). Once there, it took me a couple of weeks to get used to the Mexican schedule and the communication style with the team. My job was to finish the second season of Chumel, and I did: 12 challenging episodes with an earthquake and natural disasters included. Below you can check out some behind the scenes shots.
Now I'm back in Berlin with a lot of ideas, grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Chumel Torres, a Youtuber who has turned into one of the most famous stars of México right now, for having reunited with old friends and meeting new colleagues at Endemol Shine Boomdog, and of course, for having the chance to work with a great client such as HBO Latam.