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June 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm PDT
MODERATED BY JON BURLINGAME (Variety)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A:
Tuesday, June 29, 6:30PM PT
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the 1950s Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about a boy and his newfound best friend—who both happen to secretly be sea creatures—experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Their idyllic summer of adventures comes at great risk, however, should anyone expose their secret.
Luca is directed by Enrico Casarosa (Academy Award-nominated short La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3). PG | 95min
Dan Romer is an award-winning composer, songwriter, and music producer based in Los Angeles. Romer’s scores include Disney and Pixar’s upcoming feature Luca, which streams on Disney+ beginning June 18; four-time Oscar®- nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild (Searchlight), Maniac (Netflix), The Good Doctor (ABC), Beasts of No Nation (Netflix), Atypical (Netflix), Skin (A24), Wendy (Searchlight), and Emmy-winning series Ramy (Hulu). In 2018, Romer composed the music for Ubisoft’s flagship video game Far Cry 5. In addition to his scoring work, he produced several worldwide hit singles for numerous acclaimed artists, including A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s GRAMMY®- winning “Say Something,” and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better.”
Enrico Casarosa joined Pixar Animation Studios in January 2002. He began as a story artist on Cars before moving on to work on the Academy Award-winning feature films Ratatouille and Up. He made his directorial debut with the Academy Award®-nominated short film La Luna, which screened theatrically with Brave in 2012. He then went on to work on The Good Dinosaur and the Academy Award®-winning feature Coco. Casarosa then turned his sights to his own feature film and most recently directed Disney and Pixar’s Luca. Casarosa found early influences in Japanese animation and grew up watching Japanese television series in Italy. Born and raised in Genoa, Casarosa moved to New York City in his twenties to study animation at the School of Visual Arts and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Before coming to Pixar, Casarosa worked as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age and Robots. He also worked as a background designer and storyboard artist for a number of Disney Channel television series, including 101 Dalmatians and PB&J Otter.
Andrea Warren joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1998 as a marketing production assistant on A Bug’s Life. She moved on to be an art department coordinator for the Academy Award®-winning feature Monsters, Inc., and served as a digital painter for the Academy Award-winning feature Finding Nemo. Warren accepted her first management role on the Golden Globe®-winning feature film Cars as the art department manager. Next, Warren served as production manager of the Academy Award-winning features WALL•E and Brave. She made her producing debut with the short film LAVA and went on to co-produce the feature film Cars 3. She recently produced Disney and Pixar’s feature, Luca. Prior to Pixar, Warren interned on the Walt Disney Pictures feature James and the Giant Peach and was a web editor for JavaSoft.
Warren attended Westmont College, a liberal arts college in Santa Barbara. She grew up loving the art of storytelling in Sioux Falls, S.D. and drew early inspiration from Babar books, The Muppets, and Star Wars.
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