Recently Disney released a brand collection of live-action shorts called “Launchpad”. These shorts are made by a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.”
One of the shorts released on Disney+ was “Growing Fangs”, which is about Val Garcia, a Mexican-American teen who is half human/half vampire, has had to keep her identity a secret from both worlds. But when her human best friend shows up at her monster-infested school, she has to confront her truth, her identity, and herself.
I recently was able to speak with the writer and director of “Growing Fangs”, Ann Marie Pace, along with Beth D’Amato, who is a Digital Paint Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic and Shivani Jhaveri, who is a producer at Lucasfilm.
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