Benjamin's Picture Book

Benjamin's Picture Book (2000)

Based on my father's memories spending his afternoons with his "Abuelita" (grandmother) as a kindergartner. This "popsicle-stick" animation was created using the characters and scenes drawn by 1st & 2nd graders, 1st & 2nd grade actors/animators and 2nd grade readers during a 2000 summer school session at my Magnet school, Furgeson Academy of Communication & Technology (FACT) in Hawaiian Garden, CA. Enjoy.

  • Written, Produced and Directed by Joe Bustillos
  • Filmed on Location in Hawaiian Gardens, CA
  • Benjamin 1 by Roscoe Gordo
  • Benjamin 2 by Nicole Tourtellotte
  • Abuelita by Gustavo Roa
  • Benjamin 3 by Edwin Cude
  • Ruth by Valerie Alvarez
  • Teacher by Marisela Herrarte
  • Sad Crowd by Anthony Rios
  • Narration read by Nicole Tourtellotte, Edwin Cude, Marisela Herrarte, Pricilla Marquez, Roscoe Gordo
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