Ferreras called them “lessons” because with these productions the director has been exploring the narrative film field, since he has mainly worked with commercials and documentaries.
The Lessons were produced with almost no budget. Each short film was shot with just one rehearsal, in four hours and in a small space. However, despite the low financial and time resources, they has been widely acclaimed in festivals such as Sedona, Outfest in Los Angeles, the New York Latino Film Festival, the Havana Film Festival, Newfest and NY Shorts.
Among the cast and crew, leading figures of the film world have collaborated with Alberto Ferreras for The Lessons, including:
- Alex Stikich, photographer (Bombshell: the Hedy Lamar Story).
- Actors and actresses Shirley Rumierk (NBC’s Rise), Olga Merediz (In The Heights), Francisco Solorzano (Floating Sunflowers), Suzanne Di Donna (The Sopranos), David Fraioli (Dexter), Ardes Quinn (Dames like Us) and John David West.
- Performance artists: Barbra Herr (Trans Mission, I’m still Herr) and Giovanka De Medici.