On Aug. 24, the Coco Latino Hispanic Identity Video Project selected the winner of its inaugural, nationwide competition, awarding Arizona resident Brianna Torres with the grand prize. The project’s runner-up, Frisly Soberanis, hails from New York.
As you know, the Coco Latino Project’s goal is to identify and support young and developing Latino filmmakers with the potential for greatness. The stories captured through the Coco Latino project reflect the current political, economic and cultural climate of our country from the Latino perspective. In case you’d like to reference our original press release, please click here.
Two young filmmakers were selected for their skillful storytelling through the medium of video. The two finalists, Brianna and Frisly, were flown to Los Angeles for a special event co-hosted by Univision Radio.
Our winner, Brianna Torres, is an aspiring filmmaker with a Cuban father and Mexican-American mother. She’s holding down two jobs while seeking a career in film and has considered moving to L.A. to get her career off the ground. Brianna hails from Flagstaff, AZ.
Here is Brianna’s winning video: http://youtu.be/4YJfL2s9L0o
Our runner-up, Frisly Soberanis, is just 18 years old, will be starting school at Brooklyn College soon and is the oldest of five brothers. He too is an aspiring filmmaker, and we see a lot of potential in him. Frisly hails from Corona, NY.
This is Frisly’s runner-up video: http://youtu.be/xXYWJEyE4iU
THE WINNING VIDEO