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Highly motivated, Storyboard Artist who is strongly passionate in creating films or cartoon tv series. Punctual with a desire to improve and apply my skills in the film industry as an Assistant Director and a Lead Storyboard Artist.

GET TO KNOW MARIA

What are your hobbies and interests?

I play 4 instruments (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and ukulele) and was a bass player in a band in college. I studied two martial arts (Karate and Taekwondo) and enjoy playing table tennis. I used to be a libero for the girls volleyball team in high school and college. Interned for an advertising studio back in the Philippines and I enjoy reading reincarnation Korean novels and watching cat videos.

What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?

Weakness - I can be very forgetful so I tend to keep a notebook around me, if necessary. Strengths - Resilience. I bounce back easily and continue on improving from my mistakes or, as my dad tells me, I never take things to heart.

Tell us an achievement you're proud of.

Script writing a short film that has won 8 awards. Winning my final Taekwondo national competition before I was sick for 2 years which has stopped me from playing any sports.

Which animated movie inspired you the most to choose this career path?

'Lilo and Stitch' and 'Soul'

Describe your favorite animated sequence.

Demon Slayer (anime). During every fight scene the camera and animation would flow so smoothly you would feel like you are in it. The transition in every shot runs so wild, but smooth, that its just mesmerizing.

What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?

My dog animation was used for the newsletter at Escape.