Welcome to my website! I am a proud Filipino-American creator, host, animator, and podcaster in LA.
After several years of working on various TV series and commercials as an animator and character designer, I found my calling as a spoOOooOoky creator! I'm passionate about increasing representation for marginalized groups in the paranormal and horror communities, because there is so much more to the spirit realm than the white figures (both living and dead) that we see in entertainment. 
I created Something Scary on the YouTube channel Snarled (and there's an award nominated podcast too!). I left the show in October 2019 to become an independent artist, starting with an award winning podcast called Stories With Sapphire, available now wherever you listen to podcasts. 
I also teach a college class about the importance of diversity and accurate representation in animation and entertainment. You can check out my students' blog here.
You might catch me talking about spirits on the Travel Channel series Paranormal Caught On Camera and Paranormal Nightshift, as well as some secret shows in the future!
All my recent appearances, interviews, and news updates can be found here.
When I'm not working, I'm probably messing around with my 2 awful dogs, working on my tarot reading skills, or rewatching a horrible 90's/00's horror movie.​​​​​​​
For booking or animation inquiries:
For TV/film appearances:
Fabian Varela - fabian@creativeartsmgmt.com​​​​​​​

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