The Life of Fray Junipero Serra, Sometimes Called the Father of California, in an Animation Film
Pedro Alonso Pablos, Spanish animation producer, has made a film about the life and work of Junipero Serra, sometimes called the father of California. This person founded, in the eighteenth century, some of the missions that led to the major prosperous cities of California, such as San Diego, Los Angeles or San Francisco. His life is indeed worthy of being adapted to film, because of his tenacity and the legacy he has left to us all. The film is available now for watching on the internet.
"When I first read Fray Junipero's biography, about two years ago, I was suddenly watching parts of a possible film about his life running through my head. It has some important landmarks in his life, emotive and stunning, that I have adapted to this film. The first one is the letter of farewell he wrote to his parents when he left to America. And there are many other emotional moments in his life and in the movie," says Pedro, the producer. "Later on I composed a melody which I think is tailor made for this film, and instantly assigned it to the project."
The result is a 33 minute long film, made in one of Pedro's particular visual styles, telling the life of Junipero and its importance for all of us. The film is currently available through his own online video store on his website.
Pedro Alonso Pablos (Madrid, 1979) is a Spanish TV presenter and an animation producer. In 2004, prior to the appearance of Youtube, he presented, directed and produced his own talk show for the net, distributed through his own website, with important guests like Santiago Segura (a successful Spanish film producer), Guillermo del Toro or Keanu Reeves. This work is considered by some as the first talk show for the internet.
Later on, he has produced many animation films, short and long, distributed in Europe and America mainly. These films have been almost entirely made by himself.
Pedro Alonso Pablos
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