Monday, July 30, 2018

SDCC: Aluna Comics - Paula Garcés Interview

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The Colombian-born actress, producer and writer, Paula Garces has been breaking down barriers and opening doors for Latinos in Hollywood. One of the first Latinas to star in hit daytime soaps like All My Children and Guiding Light, on the small screen Ms. Garces have starred in hit primetime shows such as The Shield, Defying Gravity and Warehouse 13. Her acting credits also include recurring and guest starring roles on The Sopranos, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife, Elementary, Knight Rider, Chase and Breakout Kings. Recently she starred as fan favorite Flora Hernandez in Marc Cherry’s hit Lifetime series Devious Maids. On the silver screen, Paula is best known for her starring roles in films like Dangerous Minds, Clockstoppers, Marci X and the cult-classic film franchise hit Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and its two wildly successful sequels: Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas as fan favorite: Maria, which combined grossed well over $100 million dollars worldwide.

At the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, Ms. Garces received rave reviews for her performance in the critically acclaimed The Maid’s Room, directed by Michael Walker. Expanding her career further in 2010 Paula Garces created, executive produced and starred in The Look for NBC/Universal Mun2 network for 3 seasons, in 2011 she co-created and became the voice behind the popular Latina Superhero character “Aluna”. Aluna to date is being chosen online for play more than 90 thousand times a day world wide. Due to high demand her NEW “Aluna” comic book series co-created by her and written by the Team behind the Assassins Creed Franchise, Batman: Arkhem Origins and Prince of Persia, will be released at San Diego Comic Con 2017.

Garces can next be seen starring on TNT’s hit show Major Crimes and Netflix original comedy series On My Block. Paula is currently developing Aluna’s TV pilot (based on her very popular Latina Super Hero game/comic books) and all of her hard working ethics and talent has brought her to such great success which will continue to take her to greater heights as she continues her

Paula Garces co-created a Latina Superhero named Aluna. She first appeared in her own Comic Book Titled ALUNA at the San Deigo Comic Con in 2011 with rave reviews. Because of her successful release, we licensed her out to the online game “Heroes of Newerth” where up to today, ALUNA is being chosen for play over 90k a day. Join me at San Diego Comic Con for the reboot of the ALUNA comic books now titled “THE WORLD OF ALUNA” written by the the Award winning writers of Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and Batman: Arkhem Origins games…

Creator(s): Antonio Hernandez, Paula Garces
Writer(s): Ryan Galletta, Dooma Wendschuck, Corey May
Artist(s): Adrian Barbu, Antim Marius, Casandra Ciocian, David T. Cabrera, Tunon Benzo

A conquistador, Francisco Cortes, interrupts a ritual in the jungles of South America and encounters the powerful Goddess – Pachamama. Back in Spain years later, his young daughter, Aluna, would rather spend her time fencing with her friend Antonio than take dancing lessons. When Francisco gives Aluna a strange green gemstone, she discovers that she has supernatural strength. But is this a blessing or a curse?

Paula Garcés at SDCC


Aluna is a Story about a baby girl of native Colombia set back in the 1500s. She was taken from the new world by the Spaniards and raised as royalty in Spain. As if by fate she is forced to travel back to the New World, only to discover that she is indeed fulfilling her destiny. While there, she is visited by her missing tribe’s Spiritual Leader and quickly learns that she is the daughter of the Goddess “Pachamama” . Her journey will be filled with adventures of the unknown. Aluna will be torn between what she has just learned and the life she left behind.

Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

  • Garces and husband Hernandez own "From Earth to You Cafe" in New York City.
  • Entered the world of producing in 2008 with her first two projects Red Princess Blues(2010) and its prequel Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence (2007).
  • Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Skye Mahoney, with her now ex-boyfriend. [1992]
  • Had 2 miscarriages during her marriage to Antonio Hernandez before their son Antonio, Jr. was born in 2013.
  • Had a body double for her sex scene in an episode of The Shield (2002).
  • Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, son Antonio Andres Hernandez born on November 20, 2013. Child's father is her husband Antonio Hernandez.
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