Cosplay Dreams 3D San Diego Premiere Hosted By Platt College Was A Super Success!
All of us at Platt College San Diego were absolutely thrilled to host the San Diego premiere of the AMAZING documentary, Cosplay Dreams 3D. The idea to host this premiere first came about when our alumni, Joel Morillo, reached out to me about a film he had worked on. Joel is an alumni from our Visual Effects & Compositing program and Cosplay Dreams 3D was the first major project that he had worked on right after graduating. Writing blogs about our alumni and their success stories is something that I thoroughly enjoy, but I knew that this was something big. What started as a blog post, turned into an amazing movie premiere!
Local film company, Passage Productions, took home an award for best documentary at the LA 3D Film Festival back in December 2014. However, they had yet to have their big homecoming premiere in San Diego. After brainstorming with my co-workers, it became clear that this was a great opportunity for us to show support for our talented alumni and a local company that enjoyed working with our students. Not only does Joel work for their wonderful production company, but another talented video production alumni of ours, Vanessa Robbins, also worked on the film.
We met with the film’s Director, Gulliver Parascandolo, and his wife, Executive Producer Christine Parascandolo, to discuss the idea of hosting the official San Diego premiere and we made that dream a reality! We were so excited to work with such a creative and dynamic duo like Gulliver and Christine to make this event a success.
If you were unable to attend this exciting one night only event we have photos and Periscope replays so you can check out some of the highlights from the evening like the fun cosplay contest and Q&A session with the film’s creators and our alumni.
There was also an art show that took place in the lobby of the theater, during the red carpet excitement, showcasing work from over 15 different students and alumni. Several of these pieces can also be seen on display at the restaurant Crushed in Pacific Beach for the next couple weeks.
This event truly was a great opportunity to not only share in the success of our alumni, but spotlight the other talented media artists from our college as well. Here at Platt we want nothing more than to encourage you all to follow your passions so that you may one day have a rewarding career that inspires you!
Be sure to read the blog that started it all that which discusses Joel Morillo’s work with the film and how he started his visual effects career HERE.