Stephen Frears & Josué Méndez

"Frears forced me to think what I wanted. He wants you to be sure of everything," protégé Josué Méndez says of his time with mentor Stephen Frears, "There are many questions that, even now, I'm trying to answer.”

"Frears forced me to think what I wanted. He wants you to be sure of everything," protégé Josué Méndez says of his time with mentor Stephen Frears, "There are many questions that, even now, I'm trying to answer.”

Stephen Frears and Josué Méndez work on the first cut of Méndez's film Dioses.
Off Line editing studio 1° floor, London, UK, June 2007

Stephen Frears and Josué Méndez work on the first cut of Méndez's film Dioses. Off Line editing studio 1° floor, London, UK, June 2007

A clapperboard announces the first take of the film Dioses, directed by Josué Méndez.
Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

A clapperboard announces the first take of the film Dioses, directed by Josué Méndez. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Lighting technicians unload material for the shooting of Josué Méndez's film Dioses.
Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Lighting technicians unload material for the shooting of Josué Méndez's film Dioses. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Josué Méndez, centre, prepares for a scene during the shooting of his film Dioses.

Josué Méndez, centre, prepares for a scene during the shooting of his film Dioses.

Protégé Josué Méndez, examines the script of his film Dioses .

Protégé Josué Méndez, examines the script of his film Dioses .

Protégé Josué Méndez and his team studying details of the set of his film Dioses .

Protégé Josué Méndez and his team studying details of the set of his film Dioses .

Josué Méndez works on the set of Dioses. In the background are islands off the coast of Punta Hermosa. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Josué Méndez works on the set of Dioses. In the background are islands off the coast of Punta Hermosa. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Maricielo Effio, the lead actress in Josué Méndez’s film Dioses, contemplates the setting. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Maricielo Effio, the lead actress in Josué Méndez’s film Dioses, contemplates the setting. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Actress Marcielo Effio receives directions from Josué Méndez during the shooting of his film Dioses.

Actress Marcielo Effio receives directions from Josué Méndez during the shooting of his film Dioses.

Chief cinematographer Mario Bassino (left) discusses how he will treat a scene with director Josué Méndez on the set of Dioses. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Chief cinematographer Mario Bassino (left) discusses how he will treat a scene with director Josué Méndez on the set of Dioses. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Josué Méndez’s director’s chair is the “no frills” variety. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Josué Méndez’s director’s chair is the “no frills” variety. Casa "Playa Senoritas", Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru, March 2007

Mentor Stephen Frears and protégé Josué Méndez discuss the merits of the first cut of Méndez's film Dioses. Off Line editing studio 1° floor, London, UK, June 2007

Mentor Stephen Frears and protégé Josué Méndez discuss the merits of the first cut of Méndez's film Dioses. Off Line editing studio 1° floor, London, UK, June 2007

Peruvian film director Josué Mendez visits the Piazza Grande at the 61st Locarno International Film Festival. Locarno, Switzerland, August 2008

Peruvian film director Josué Mendez visits the Piazza Grande at the 61st Locarno International Film Festival. Locarno, Switzerland, August 2008