Joe Castanho first joined the San Diego Film Awards in 2015 as Associate Producer and Assistant Director to Fred Ashman. In 2016 Fale Luis took over the reins as Director of the show and Castanho became the lead producer. Last year, for the 6 th Annual San Diego Film Awards Joe stepped up to direct the show at the fabulous Parq Night Club.
It was one of the most well executed of all the San Diego Film Awards shows and on Saturday, May 2nd, Castanho was recognized with an EMMY nomination by the Pacific Southwest chapter of NATAS. “Joe’s dedication and enthusiasm for the San Diego Film Community coupled with his long tenure with the San Diego Film Awards made him the ideal choice for director of the program,” says San Diego Film Awards Producer David S. Dawson. “That combination of enthusiasm and experience resulted in one of the finest awards programs of my career that I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of. Joe leads by example and his positive nature was an inspiration to the entire team.”
The 2019 San Diego Film Awards is available for free streaming at KPBS