Mateo Blanco makes film debut: “Caged Bird” opens Oct. 2 in Orlando

Mateo Blanco makes film debut: “Caged Bird” opens Oct. 2 in Orlando

Over the years, Mateo Blanco has had great success in the world of art and entertainment. He’s been a popular talk show host and TV personality, is an accomplished opera singer who’s performed for President Bush, and his sculptures and mixed media pieces are displayed in museums across the world. Now, Blanco is taking his talents – and his personal story – to the big screen with “Caged Bird,” a short documentary about his artistic journey and Colombian heritage. “It was such an honor to work with Mateo – his struggles and success resonated with me in a way I never expected. In many facets, we’re all caged birds, and what Mateo represent is the true meaning to be free,” said Emmanuel Simms, the director. “Caged Bird” will premiere on Oct. 2 with showings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at CMX Cinemas Plaza Café in Orlando, Blanco’s home city. It will then be entered in FusionFest this November. FusionFest celebrates the people and
Over the years, Mateo Blanco has had great success in the world of art and entertainment. He’s been a popular talk show host and TV personality, is an accomplished opera singer who’s performed for President Bush, and his sculptures and mixed media pieces are displayed in museums across the world. Now, Blanco is taking his talents – and his personal story – to the big screen with “Caged Bird,” a short documentary about his artistic journey and Colombian heritage. “It was such an honor to work with Mateo – his struggles and success resonated with me in a way I never expected. In many facets, we’re all caged birds, and what Mateo represent is the true meaning to be free,” said Emmanuel Simms, the director. “Caged Bird” will premiere on Oct. 2 with showings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at CMX Cinemas Plaza Café in Orlando, Blanco’s home city. It will then be entered in FusionFest this November. FusionFest celebrates the people and