CoSA Alumni Filmmakers Part of Award-winning Documentary to be aired on Netflix

Posted by: nancym 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Check out this article about a documentary made by Eddie Grace Arts & Film based in Coronado. Ian Ware and Isaiah Glasoe worked on it for two years doing the production, camera work and editing; and Sam Sprague edited the closing credits. All three are CHS alumni (class of 2014) and all were part of CoSA's Digital Arts program. Here is a link to the artcile, which is reprinted below.

Keep an eye out for the documentary when it gets to Netflix next month. 

EVERETT, Wash., April 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Funko, Inc. ("Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, today announced that its “Making Fun – The Story of Funko” documentary will be available exclusively on Netflix in May 2018. Created by Eddie Grace Arts & Film, the documentary has also been awarded the Best Documentary Feature Film by the San Diego Film Awards.

“Making Fun – The Story of Funko” takes a closer look at Funko’s fandom, filled with joy, ambition, and adversity, and the company’s approach to creating highly coveted collectibles. For the past 20 years, Funko’s story has centered around the fans and the global community that arose from their unique passion within the collectibles industry. This film explores how pop culture has permeated all aspects of life on a global scale and will be made available to more than 125 million Netflix members globally in over 190 countries worldwide this May.

“It is an honor to receive the San Diego Film’s Best Documentary Feature Film award for ‘Making Fun – The Story of Funko’ and to bring this story to viewers worldwide on Netflix,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “This film is a testament to the passion of our dedicated fan base, which was captured by The Eddie Grace Arts & Film crew who devoted two years traveling around the globe to tell the stories of the exceptional individuals who have shaped the story of Funko. We are incredibly proud to bring so many people together to share their passions and to share our own journey to becoming one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products today.”

Funko was honored with the Best Documentary Feature Film award during the fifth annual San Diego Film Awards, which celebrates excellence in over 27 film categories. Held at the Humphreys by the Bay, this event brings San Diego’s film community together to celebrate and recognize filmmakers, cast and crew that have excelled in their craft.

About Funko, Inc.

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).

About Eddie Grace Arts & Film

Eddie Grace Arts & Film produces feature length documentary programs for theatrical release, television and all source outlets. Coverage includes remote locations worldwide. Eddie Grace productions are recognized globally for innovative and cinematic approaches to documentary filmmaking.