Adriann Delmo, an artist from General Trias Cavite is among the five winners of the “Insidious: The Last Key” alternative poster contest.
The Blumhouse Productions, the powerhouse studio of blockbuster thrillers The Purge and Get Out, organized the competition in collaboration with the open – source creative platform Talenthouse.
According to reports, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum himself chose the five winners from contestants all over the world. Apart from Delmo, the four other winners are from Ecuador, France, Peru and Spain. Each winning artwork received $2,000 cash prize.
Through media interview, the 25 – year old Delmo was able to give his insights about his victory:
On deciding to join the Insidious poster contest
As per Delmo, he has been joining the Creative Invites from Talenthouse for more than six months and upon learning about the Insidious poster contest, he knew he wanted to join because “the concept was interesting.” He also shared about the previous contests he participated where he wasn’t able to win due to number of equally talented particpants; he stated “Ang nakakatuwa almost lahat ng magagaling na ‘yun ay Filipinos.”
On sharing experience from competitions
In his interview, the freelance artist mentioned an experience in one of the contests he joined where he submitted entries full of confidence, really feeling he’d win. “Nakita ko bigla mga malupit na entries. Natawa nalang ako kasi hindi pala. Since then, I promised myself to always try something new and be more creative. After that, I didn’t notice at first but there were already improvements in my craft.”
On arriving at his poster concept
As Delmo detailed it, they were encouraged to submit artworks with movie poster styles from the ‘50s to early 2000s. Having said that, he did a lot of research since being in his early twenties, he wasn’t that familiar with vintage style. “My winning entry is simple but it gave emphasis to the demon coz that’s the style of old posters,” he said.
On his entry being selected
The Cavite pride said he wasn’t expecting to win. For him, it’s enough if people seek his entry and like it. “I was so happy and feel blessed when I learned my artwork was chosen,” expressed him.
On his plan with the cash prize
“I am planning to buy higher specs laptop and pen tab to be able to catch up with the latest applications. The rest of the prize will be for financial savings.”
On his advice for aspiring artists
“Always pursue what you want to be. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failures teach us to make something new and move forward. Set kayo ng competition sa mind ninyo. Wag kayo papayag na di nyo nahihigitan yung last na gawa nyo. Magugulat nalang kayo sa improvements. And lastly ibigay lang lagi yung best and be happy sa napili nyong field.”
Congratulations, Adriann Delmo! Your #GoCavite family is very proud of you!
Fellow Cavitenos, how about sending your greetings as well?