Joe Mateo on Touching Short Film with Apple TV+’s Blush [Exclusive Interview]

Apple TV+'s Blush by Joe Mateo

A stranded horticulturist-astronaut meets an ethereal visitor on a desolate dwarf planet in “Blush,” premiering globally on Apple TV+ on October 1, 2021.

For many years, animator Joe Mateo worked on several projects for years until he found the perfect story for his first animated short film Blush. And the touching story hits close to home despite being out of this world.

The short film is part of the Apple Original Films in connection with Skydance Animation. It is the first short film for Apple Original Films that premiered globally on Apple TV+.

Here’s the synopsis:

Blush follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist and astronaut’s chances for survival after he crashes lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy of building a new life and realizes the universe delivered astonishing salvation.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with animator Joe Mastro on his directorial debut with Blush. We talked about the personal story and messages displayed in this ten-minute short film you’ll love.

Joe Mateo’s first role in animation was in 1995’s Pocahontas for Walt Disney Animation. Since then, he worked as an in-betweener, an artist responsible for the continuity of movement, on films such as Mulan, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Treasure Planet. Also, he co-wrote Meet the Robinsons and voiced T-Rex, he served as a story artist for Bolt, Tangled, Zootopia, and Wreck-It Ralph. He became the head of story for Big Hero 6, which earned an Emmy Award for his artistry.

Blush is currently streaming on Apple TV+ today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Joe Mateo below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Apple TV+

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Gig Patta

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