(L-R) Adriann Delmo and Jireh Villafuerte’s winning entries to the “Morbius” global fan art competition
By Jessa Mae Abug
“Morbius” screens in Philippine cinemas starting March 30, 2022.
Manila, Philippines–Columbia Pictures Philippines has announced two Filipino digital artists who topped among the five winners of the just-concluded Morbius Talenthouse Fan Art Global Competition. Among the winning artists are Mr. Adriann Delmo and Mr. Jireh Villafuerte (a.k.a. Kyouzins).
The production studio praised the winning poster artworks as they captivated the essence of the upcoming action-thriller film “Morbius” based on Marvel comics. Oscar winner Jared Leto, who stars as Dr. Michael Morbius, helped select the winning posters.
Following the win, Delmo, a freelance graphic artist from Cavite with expertise in making movie posters, graphic illustrations, and shirt illustrations, made an Instagram post celebrating his feat.
Meanwhile, Kyouzins, a freelance digital artist and illustrator, expressed the story behind his poster.
My inspiration for this poster was showing Morbius’ inner struggle and his full story in one piece.
Delmo and Kyouzins will bag $2,000 in cash prize, P102, 835.00 in Philippine pesos, along with the chance for their artworks to be featured on Morbius’ promotional posters or digital displays.
The other winners were Adhitya Maheswara of Indonesia, Pasan Chavan of India, and Tsaqif Baihaqi of Indonesia.
“Morbius” tackles the enigmatic story of Dr. Michael Morbius suffering from a rare blood disorder. With a determined attempt to cure himself and save others from the possibility of enduring the same fate, the otherwise transpired and turned himself into an antihero.
The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway. It stars Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.
Photos and videos: Columbia Pictures Philippines