"I felt inspired by the boy to not make a big deal about small things." - FELIX COLON, 10 YEARS OLD
"This short film was my favorite...It is a whirlwind of nervousness..." - CHRISTOPHER LADREYT, 9 YEARS OLD
"It is appropriate for all ages.  I liked it because it was full of suspense and mystery." - ETHAN APPLEBAUM-SCHWARTZ, 9 YEARS OLD
"Really funny short film.  Great characters.  Big surprise at the end." - ANYA, 9 YEARS OLD
"It was funny because an old woman and a teenage kid both acted differently than you would think." - CHRISTOPHER LADREYT, 9 YEARS OLD
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the film
SYNOPSIS   Waiting to board the train, an old lady just wants to eat her cookies in peace, but hijinks ensue when a teenager on the platform next to her seems intent on sharing them, too. PRODUCTION NOTES    Snack Attack is a 5 min animated short film based on an urban legend said to have originated inEurope.  The film marks the directorial debut of Andrew Cadelago and was produced by Metanoia Films and Arc Productions (Formerly Starz Animation in Toronto).  While most key meetings were held in  person at Arc Productions, much of the film was directed using Skype and a cloud based file sharing system.  The film was completed in nine months over a period of two years and was animated with Autodesk's Maya.
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ANDREW CADELAGO - BIOGRAPHY   ANDREW CADELAGO was raised in Texas where he spent most of his years watching movies, drawing, and reading comics.  As a film major at the University of Texas at Austin, Cadelago received multiple awards and recognition as a cinematographer.  His work on "Perils in Nude Modelling" helped garner the film a Student Academy Award Nomination in 2003.     After graduating from UT, he began his career as a cinematographer by shooting short films and commercials.  In 2005, he became a member of the International Cinematographers Guild and shot his first feature film "Bella", which received the prestigous People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.  From 2006 to 2013, he had the opportunity to rekindle an old romance with animation by working in the Camera and Staging department as a Layout Artist on several hit features for Pixar Animation Studios.      Most recently, Andrew was the cinematographer for "Little Boy", a WWII period film shot at theFox Studios in Rosarito, Mexico.  He also made his directorial debut with the animated short, "Snack Attack".  Both films are scheduled for release in 2013/14.  He is currently in development on several live action and animated feature films.  He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and son. 
EDUARDO VERÁSTEGUI - BIOGRAPHY   EDUARDO VERÁSTEGUI  was born and raised in Xicotencatl, Tamaulipas, a tiny village in Northern Mexico, Verástegui was the son of a sugar cane farmer.  At the age of 17, he left his small town and headed to Mexico City to pursue a career in entertainment. Twelve years later, Eduardo had toured the world as a singer in the Mexican pop sensation Kairo and as an acclaimed solo recording artist, performing sold-out concerts in over 13 countries.   Starring in five highly-rated “telenovelas” (Spanish soap operas) for Televisa (broadcast in over 19 countries), he has also been featured on hundreds of international magazine covers including People En Español which voted him one of 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2001, Verástegui was on a flight fromMiami to Los Angeles when he was approached by the V.P. of Casting at 20th Century Fox for the  studio’s first ever Latino-driven film “Chasing Papi” and won the starring role. He subsequently co-starred in an indie film called “Meet Me In Miami” and has appeared in such primetime television series as “CSI:Miami, “ “Charmed,”  and “Karen Cisco”.     In 2004, following an inspiration to transform his image, Verástegui left his agency and management and teamed with director Alejandro Monteverde and producer Leo Severino to form Metanoia Films, a company committed to projects that entertain, engage and inspire. ALEJANDRO MONTEVERDE - BIOGRAPHY   ALEJANDRO MONTEVERDE was born and raised in the Mexican town of Tampico, Tamaulipas.  In 1999, he entered the University of Texas film school, where he went on to win an unprecedented number of film festivals for a student filmmaker while still an undergraduate.   Following his graduation from UT, Monteverde directed and produced several award-winning short films, commercials and music videos. In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles and partnered with actor Eduardo Verástegui and attorney Leo Severino in Metanoia Films. His feature Bella won the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival. He is currently working on a project entitled Little Boy. LEO SEVERINO - BIOGRAPHY   LEO SEVERINO graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1999 and started his career as a young lawyer in one of the world’s largest law firm’s (Gibson Dunn & Crutcher) prestigious Los Angeles and London offices.  He quickly found his niche in the firm’s Latin American Corporate Transactions department, but his heart had been set on Hollywood since his 1997 summer internship with 20th Century Fox.  He stayed with the law firm for a little over 2 years before transitioning to entertainment law.     In 2001, he moved to the Fox Networks Group where, as Director of Business Affairs, he was the youngest executive in the department and worked for 3 years with the company handling the national programming division.  A chance meeting with Eduardo Verástegui in 2004 resulted in Leo’s departure from 20th Century Fox to become a third partner and producer, in charge of Business Affairs, for  Metanoia Films.
SNACK ATTACK PRODUCTION INFORMATION: Title: Snack Attack Director: Andrew CadelagoDuration: 4 min 35 sec A Metanoia Films Production (Los Angeles)produced at Arc Productions (Toronto) written for the screen and directed byAndrew Cadelago produced byLeo SeverinoAlejandro Monteverde executive producerEduardo Verastegui coproducerAndrew Cadelago production finance at Metanoia FilmsMitch Heseley production coordinatorAnna Villareal associate producers at ARCGraham MoloyTony Mathews story artistsAndrew CadelagoSergio PaezRolando Ramis castMontserrat Espadale art director Richard Chen visual supervisorFreddy Chaleur animation leadAdam Beck modeling and rigging leadMarc Souliere lighting leadSumit Suri editingAdam Garner production managerMathew Voynovich previsRob SadlerAndrew Cadelago animationEvan BonifacioCharlie BonifacioRob GenningsMorgan GinsbergPraveen Moodley NadarajuEric Stinnissen character finaling and final layoutImran Awan music byRoberto Murguia Barrios modeling and riggingIan KimIain McluckiePatrick PautlerBrad PitreRak Tafordi technical directorsTod BaudaisRobert PringlePhillip LukAndrew AlznerRene StakenborgVincent XuDaniel A. Murray surfacingMarie-Eve TetraultHong-Mao Jeff LinTrevor MorganJeong-Won Cho effectsAlexander Feigin lightingTibor KovacsSoh LeeSean Montgomery sound services provided byStampede Post Productions post production executiveBenjamin Arnold post production producerChris Dobbs sound designerJim Cushinery sound mixerDavid Becker foley artistDarrell Bryan foley recordistRoberto Dominguez voice recording engineer at Fantasy StudiosJesse Nichols artistic leadershipDave BaasBrian FosterAvi J. KatzAlan KennedyWarren LawteyIain McluckieAnna Wagner-LopezAndrew Woodhouse senoir staffDavid SteinbergMathew TeevanRob Burton Terry DaleSari SchwartzJeff YoungHeather Kenyon systemsJohn HicksonSimon ChangDamian UptonAaron BurrJamie GlancyAleksander CvetkovicGlen YuIrfa Nisar production financeStephen GallopAdrian ChanSenthuran Thayalan studio administrationKim SetoAlia AllazzawlRena DalmassoSarah DevineLance LefortRon MarinicJason MckenzieDavid McCartneyNed PavlovVeronica SzaboJohnny TanGreg WilliamsAmy Zubyck special thanks toMickey O’hare, David Steinberg, and to our Friends and Family for all their support © 2012 Metanoia Films
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