John Paul Reyes Is a Mexican who started working as a creative six years ago at Walt Disney Studios. Thanks to his performance, he managed to be selected as a producer for the “Wish: The Power of Wishes movie, with which the producer of Mickey Mouse celebrates 100 years of history.
Exclusively to UnoTV.com, the Guadalajara native revealed that the Wish journey began four and a half years ago after collaborating creatively on films like Encanto.
“It is an honor and, at the same time, a great responsibility to be able to work on a film like this, which celebrates 100 years of Disney,” shared the Mexican.
Reyes assured that he contributed to this project It hits theaters on November 23. Its perspective, in combination with a team of collaborators and specialists in various fields, has produced very good results.
The job of a producer like Juan Pablo is to work with the scriptwriters to develop the story as well as balance and bring all the aspects together to make the project a reality.
Juan Pablo Reyes always dreamed of working at Disney
Since Juan Pablo Reyes was 5 years old, his dream was to work at Disney without knowing what he wanted to do specifically: “I drew a lot as a child, so your talents seem to match what you want to do.” Animation is not just one thing; there are many roles that you can find. ”
Studied industrial engineering
After graduation, I have industrial technologyI’ve been working at Hewlett-Packard (HP) for two years John Paul Reyes left Guadalajara in 2013, when he was 28, and went to the United States. The Mexican did it for his dream of working at Disney.
After earning an MFA in film and television production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Reyes began working for companies like Universal StudiosThe BBC and Amazon Studios
Later, he came to Walt Disney Studios There, he initially supported filmmakers in the search for stories, characters, and themes for new projects. With Wish,” He finally leaped becoming a producer.”
As a Mexican, the door opened for him
According to the filmmaker, Being Mexican opened doors for him within Disney: “I think that Mexicans always have a desire to achieve something, not to give up and that the Mexican spirit helped me a lot and drove me a lot.”
Many Mexicans were involved in the production of “Wish”, More than 1000 people worked on the project both in animation and in the studio.
“There are a lot of Mexicans, there are a lot of Latinos, and we also have people from all over the world,” said Juan Pablo.
What is Wish: The Power of Wishes about?
“Wish: The Power of Wishes” takes place in the age of fairy tales, in the Middle Ages, before fairy tales like “Snow White”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella”.
It evolves into The Kingdom of Roses, a fictional location on an island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula. This place is full of fantasy and is also called the Realm of Wishes because wishes can be granted magically there.
On the edge lies this magical kingdom, a rustic village where the main character lives. “Wish is about Asha (Ariana Bowles). An impulsive, intelligent, idealistic, and resourceful 17-year-old girl, but most of all, a person who cares about the well-being of her community.
Throughout the film, it is shown that having a wish in your heart is not enough and that the adventure she will undertake will bring her into opposition to one of the villains who was the hero for many years The Kingdom of Roses
The central idea of the film The point is that there is no greater power in the universe than one who has a true desire in his heart, but the story also recognizes that the greater the desire, the more difficult the obstacles that must be overcome.