Communicator Awards, for the first time awards Dominican voice-over artists

For the first time in the history of American voice-over, two microphone professionals of Dominican origin were honored by the Communicator Awards.

According to Néstor Castillo, winning the Communicator Award in the category of excellence in storytelling with the project “The Legend of Yuki-Onna, Heart of Ice”, means a great step forward in his professional life.

He said that his work was sent to New York City for the competition on November 3, 2023, but it was not until the middle of this year that he was announced as the winner along with his project friend and creative director, Mr. George Richardson.

Néstor Castillo was born in Higüey, Dominican Republic. He is a dubbing actor graduated from the Otto Salamanca School (El Salvador), Actor and Commercial Speaker of the International School of Performing Arts, Gazcue Rep. Dom. and is also a Workshop and Sound Technician.

He currently serves as Director of Communications for the Mayor’s Office of the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts and is the commercial voice in Spanish for several significant brands in the U.S. and Dominican Republic, a job he has been doing for more than fifteen years.

While George Richardson is an American filmmaker and photographer, originally from Minas Dominican Republic. His current focus is to complete a new production studio in Methuen, Massachusetts and focus on portraiture and film.

Since 1991 he has worked on political campaigns and social issues. His work has covered the Cannes Film Festival and the Basque Country, Spain. Her exhibition “Time Machine” won the grand prize from the Middleton Commission for the Arts in Connecticut in 2005.

In 2018 he held the solo exhibition “The Art of Capturing Stories in an Image with American photographer David Ritter “, on Haiti and Dominican Republic. This exhibition caught the attention of Harvard University, which acquired a work. In 2022, George presented the lecture “Frederick Douglas, Picture and Progress in the Digital Age” at the Nevin Memorial Library in Methuen City, USA.

In 2023, his report “El Hombre del Cartel Amarillo”, won 1st place for Best International Report, from the Association of Photojournalists of the Dominican Republic.


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