Sat, Jun 19 at 5:00 pm PST
Director Enrico Casarosa and Producer Andrea Warren are expected for the live Q&A on June 19 at 5:00 pm PST
Join us for a fun and educational Q&A with the filmmakers of the newest Disney and Pixar film Luca, a joyful tribute to growing up and summers past. Director Enrico Casarosa will also be doing some live drawing that participants can follow along with at home.
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca (voice of Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto (voice of Jack Dylan Grazer), but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
Recommended for ages 6 and up. The film is rated PG by the MPAA for rude humor, language, some thematic elements, and brief violence. Disney+ subscribers can view the film starting on June 17.
This special event, hosted by SFFILM Education, has been put together with children, parents, and teachers in mind. It is also free and open to the public. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A by sending in questions privately to our moderator.
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 is currently directing Disney and Pixar’s Luca, which is set to release on June 18, 2021.
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 Otters.
Casarosa lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, daughter and three chickens.
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 is currently the producer on Disney and Pixar’s upcoming feature Luca, which opens on June 18, 2021.
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.
Warren lives in Alameda, California, with her husband and two children.
Director Enrico Casarosa
Producer Andrea Warren
Writer Enrico Casarosa
Cast Voices of Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan