MIAMI, FL – February 26, 2019 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Cinema Giants director Mike Ho won the Premio Lo Nuestro “Video of the Year” award for “Mi Cama REMIX” by Karol G and J Balvin featuring Nicky Jam. Ho had good chances going into the Univision contest: He had another nomination for “1,2,3” by Sofía Reyes, featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto.
His mentor, filmmaker and Cinema Giants founder Jessy Terrero, is known for his dominance of the Urban Latin video space and was also nominated for “El Préstamo” by Maluma.
That means that between them, Cinema Giants had three of the ten nominations for “Video of the Year.” No other director had more than one nominee in the category.
The award validates the mission that Terrero took on when he founded Cinema Giants in 2015: to take the Urban Latino culture and influences that inspire him to the masses through provocative and genuine video storytelling. Ho, who is Nicaraguan by heritage, was the first director to join Terrero’s production house.
“I want to thank Jessy for inspiring us and encouraging us to create compelling content that is still authentic and true to its roots,” Ho said. “Cinema Giants is my home because we share the desire to represent our people through video stories that are real and universal.”
“This shows that the stories we tell resonate with viewers and connects with the audience,” Terrero said. “We create content that the Latino community can identify with and be proud of.”
Known for the vibrant music videos he directs and produces for a number of famous artists – which include Maluma, Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias, Wisin y Yandel, Jennifer Lopez and Daddy Yankee – Jessy Terrero also directed four full length feature movies including his debut film, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart and Sofia Vergara, and Freelancers with Robert DeNiro, Forest Whittaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
His most recent international acclaim came with his groundbreaking biopic series, “Nicky Jam: El Ganador,” an original Netflix production released internationally in November. His next projects include a feature length documentary featuring the recording artist Maluma and a limited series set in Puerto Rico. Last month, he was honored with the Camilo Carrau award at the Dominican Global Film Festival.
Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards aired live beginning Thursday, Feb. 21, from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
About Cinema Giants:
With offices in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, Cinema Giants is a production company specializing in music videos, feature films, episodic series, unscripted and scripted content. We are Latinos who are passionate about our culture and our mission is to translate its vibrant and global themes into outstanding entertainment and storytelling.