Alba E. García Rivas
Alba E. García Rivas is an international award winning Puerto Rican director, she is currently working on her 4th film Dangerously Ever After, a stop-motion film based on the award winning picture book. This book was written by Dashka Slater and Illustrated by Valeria Docampo. Alba is also working on a new live action dark fantasy short titled Qiya.
Alba just completed in the fall of 2018 her new short film Dak’Toká Taíno, Yo soy Taíno (I am Taíno) a Taíno inspired live-puppet short. Dak’Toká Taíno, is a story about the aftermath of hurricane María in Puerto Rico and how Abuela Yaya helps her granddaugther Marabelí understand their history, their Taíno culture and how to cope under the desperate situation they are in. Heather B. Henson from IBEX Puppetry is the Executive Producer. Sam Koji-Hale, from Ibex Puppetry and Danny Hastings from ATOMICUS Films are Producers for this film. This film was shown at the Smithsonian Museum in N.Y. Dak’Toká Taíno qualified to run for the 2019 Oscars and is currently on HBO MAX.
#RedNationAwardwin 2019 ‘Best Animated Short’ for her film Dak’Toká Taíno, Yo soy Taíno (I am Taíno)
About Alba (Director, Sculptress, Animator, Writer & Concept Designer) Her art creatures dolls are in private collections all over the world. Alba is a member of the Association International Du Film D’Animation, Women in Animation, POFA Puppeteers of America and the MOMI Museum of Moving Image.
Alba opened her FANTASIATION Studio in the Summer of 2008. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico achieving a Fine Arts B.A. Degree, she completed a stop-motion Film at the School of Visual Arts, NY, year 2000 achieving the Dusty Film Festival Award for her stop-motion animation, The Happy Prince, by Oscar Wilde. She worked at Celebrity Deathmatch, MTV, as an Animator.