Congratulations to one of our finest, our Board of Director Katherine Bercasio who is not only a skillful and talented person, but also a humanitarian. We at FACCHO are very proud of you honored as one of the Emerging Leaders of 2019! Much deserved Katherine! Truly well deserved!
The Outstanding Pilipinos Awards is this Sunday, January 27 at 6pm! Details below.
The 91st Academy Awards were announced this morning and, among the Filipino American talent in front of, and behind-the-scenes in cinema, the nominees are...
Congratulations to MATTHEW LIBATIQUE for earning an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography for Warner Brothers' "A Star Is Born." This is his second Academy Awards nomination since 2010's "Black Swan."
Watch his interview with Janet R. Nepales via GMA News below.
ANTHONY FRANCISCO is a visual designer who worked on the 'Dora Milaje' costumes in "Black Panther" for Ruth E. Carter, who got nominated for Best Costume Design.
Senior concept illustrator RODNEY FUENTEBELLA worked on the concept art for Killmonger, King T’Chaka, and Ulysses Klaue.
HONORABLE MENTION: "Black Panther" is the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture for an Academy Award.
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film --
Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" with the voice of 'Gwen Stacy' by HAILEE STEINFELD and with animators LOUIE DEL CARMEN, JOHN BUTIU and RYAN RUBI.
And, Walt Disney Studios' "Ralph Breaks The Internet," story by JOSIE TRINIDAD and with the voice of 'Mo's Mom' by NICOLE SCHERZINGER.
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film are --
"Weekends" by TREVOR JIMENEZ, a storyboard artist from Pixar.
And, "One Small Step" by BOBBY PONTILLAS which you can watch below in its entirety.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2018 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 5pm Pacific on ABC.
Filipino American filmmaker Bobby Rubio is writing and directing a new Pixar Spark short called FLOAT and it will feature the first two CGI - FilAm lead characters in Pixar history!
"I'm so proud to be part of this program and to be among these very talented people! Team Float!" says Rubio. "Those are Filipino lead characters in my Pixar Spark Short! Pixar’s first all CGI Filipino characters! So technically, the first Pixnoys! I am proud to tell our stories. I know what it means to see our culture represented on screen [and] I hope my short will inspire more Filipino American stories to come! I’m going to do my best to tell MORE! Representation Matters!
Pixar SparkShorts is an experimental storytelling initiative that welcomes new creative voices at Pixar Animation Studios to share their stories.
Bobby Rubio was born and raised in San Diego and has been drawing since he was a child. He attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts. After graduation, he worked for Homage Studios (Image Comics) in La Jolla, and then continued on to pursue a career in animation. He worked nine years with Walt Disney Feature Animation as a traditional animator and storyboard artist on several films including “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.” After Disney, he worked as an assistant director and storyboard artist for Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the Dante Basco series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” for 2 ½ years. Currently, he is a story artist for Pixar Animation Studios and has worked on the feature animated movies “Up”, “Brave” and “Monsters University” and the animated short, “Tokyo Mater.”
At his spare time, he works on his creator-owned and independent comic series, “Alcatraz High”, “ENFORCEMEN” and “4 Gun Conclusion.” And from time to time, he has freelanced for Stan Lee's Marvel Comics as a cover artist.
Recently, he was nominated with a 2019 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production on 2018's "The Incredibles." The 46th Annual Annie Awards will take place 7:00pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
As for the SparksShorts, see the first three films at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood beginning January 18, followed by an exclusive launch on YouTube in the following weeks.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.