New York, NY – HBO Latino will premiere 15 new episodes of the web series Gran’pa Knows Best, which will air as interstitial programming starting on Friday, June 17, 2016. All episodes will be available on the HBO Latino linear channel as well as HBO GO, HBO Now, and HBO On Demand starting on June 17, 2016.
Gran’pa Knows Bestis a comedy web-series starring a 4 inch 3D printed likeness of creator, William D. Caballero’s 87 year old grandfather, Victor Muriel. Originally from Puerto Rico, Muriel is the voice of the character and offers his real advice on various subjects. For season 2 HBO Latino will be taking Gran’pa on fun adventures with the “Big Adventures of a Tiny Gran’pa” campaign in order to generate buzz and engagement with top social media influencers
The Gran’pa character poses are modeled by Chang Kim, using the computerized Zbrush program, and are printed in polymer resin using 3D printer technology. Each are hand painted by Amy Yamashiro and Kate Keisel. They are then placed in a miniature model home designed and 3D printed by Seth Burney. Graphic design and text animation by Chris Cookson accompany the voice and real advice of Gran’pa Victor Muriel. Caballero films the series in macro perspective, alongside dozens of miniature and life size props. B roll, often featuring an unrecognizable Caballero, his family and series producer, Elaine Del Valle, enhance the visual and comedic effect.
Some of the topics Gran’pa will touch upon in the upcoming seasons are:
GRAN’PA TRIES TO GET OUT OF A "TRAFFIC TICKET"/ TALKS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING
GRAN’PA "FAMILY TREE" - MEET GRAN'PA'S EXTENDED FAMILY
YOUNG PEOPLE & "RESPECT"
"A DAY IN THE LIFE" OF GRAN’PA
"GRAN'PA'S EYE" - HOW GRAN’PA WENT BLIND
"CUBA" HISTORY & THOUGHTS ON EMBARGO LIFT