What Happened at Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel?

“This panel was so great!!!! Thank you for organizing it!!! I learned so much!!!” says Giovannie Espiritu

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Kuwento: The 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Television Writers Panel at Pilipino Workers Center

On a brisk Sunday afternoon in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, FilAm Creative hosted Kuwento: The 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Television Writers Panel at Pilipino Workers Center.  This year’s special guest panelists stem between traditional broadcast and cable television to streaming and new media writers: Adam Higgs who is the creator, producer and writer for BBC America’s Orphan Black as well as CBS’ Scorpion, Philip Buiser who is the writer, producer and director of A&E’s Bates Motel and AMC’s Preacher, Dennis Saldua who is the writer and producer for Netflix’s Atypical and NBC’s Deception) and Kelli Breslin who is a Lifetime Television Staff Writer and has a television movie.  The #FACwriterspanel2 event was moderated by last year’s guest panelist, Michael Golamco who is the screenwriter of Please Stand By starring Dakota Fanning and a former executive story editor and writer for NBC’s Grimm.

This is our second entertainment panel featuring producers and writers from current and popular television weekly episodic shows. They will discuss their journey into the writers room and the unique obstacles they faced being of Filipino or Asian Heritage. This fundraising event will help FilAm Creative continue its movement to promote, advance, and educate Filipino Americans in the entertainment industry.

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Michael Golamco, Adam Higgs, Kelli Breslin, Dennis Saldua and Philip Buiser

The panel was insightful and entertaining for people interested in screenwriting.  Many aspiring young Filipino American writers included Gil Hizon who was in attendance.

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FilAm Creative Executive Director Meriden Villanueva and writer Gil Hizon

Gil is a television writer and have written both original scripts as well as spec scripts for Broad City, The Mindy Project, You’re The Worst and The Real O’Neals when he was a 2015 Disney / ABC Writing Program Semi-Finalist, a 2015-2016 CBS Writers Mentoring Program Finalist and a 2017 Disney / ABC Writing Program Finalist.  He is currently participating at the CBS Writers Mentoring Program since October, 2017.

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FilAm Creative Secretary Angela Paviera, Rachel Leyco, Gil Hizon, Code Black‘s Angela Relucio

“What a great event empowering Filipino Creatives in the industry. Thanks Grace Moss and FilAm Creative for putting this together!” says Gil Hizon.

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Dennis Saldua provides an answer to Gil Hizon’s question

This year, we welcomed our first female writer to our annual event, Kelli Breslin.  She is of Italian, Filipino and Irish descent. From 2014 to 2016, she was an executive assistant and later, a writers production assistant for the CW’s Supernatural at Warner Brothers Television. She is a graduate of the 2017 Warner Brothers Writers Program and is currently a staff writer for Lifetime Television’s You – coming soon in 2018.

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FilAm Creative’s Director of Business Development Arlyn Dela Pena, guest panelist Kelli Breslin, writer Fe P. Koons and actress/producer Sheila Tejada

“Having fun with television writer Kelli Breslin With [a] new show in LIFETIME…today at FilAm Creative[‘s] TV writers panel. Thanks Kelli!” says Fe P. Koons, a writer herself as well as one of the Founding Board Members of the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival.

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Gil Hizon, Fe P. Koons and other attendees won raffle prizes donated by many of our sponsors: Valley Martial Arts Center, Kombat Instruments Limited, Fiesta Fast Food, The Park’s Finest, Social Products Natural Foods, Arts Frames & Gallery and Barkada.

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Thanks to the Phlavor Profiles Podcast by Pig Parts and Beer for their donations. Pig Parts and Beer presents a new podcast Phlavor Profiles, a podcast hosted by Karena Higgins of Pig Parts and Beer Blog. Karena connects with Filipina and Filipino entrepreneurs, restauranteurs and innovators in today’s food spaces. Listen to their podcast at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/phlavor-profiles/id1240674589 .

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“Attended KUWENTO Television Writers Panel presented by FilAm Creative. Thanks Ren Arrieta and Effe Ping Barker for bringing me to the event and giving my free ticket and early dinner.”  says Michael Chan.

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Below are photos from the 2017 event

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FAC BOD Walter Boholst, Arlyn Dela Pena and a volunteer practice their welcoming methods

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FilAm Creative Technology Director Rodney Cajudo records the 2nd Writers Panel for YouTube

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We had a blast today being a part of FilAm Creative’s Kuwento: FAC’s Television Writers Panel 2017! So grateful for all the FilAm writers paving the way! Mabuhay! exclaimed filmmakers Mara De La Rosa and Nicholas Pilapil who collaborated to create Becky and Baldwin’s short film and the FilAm Creations 1st Wave original, I Don’t Love You and currently the web series, Baes Welcome.

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Thanks to our special guest panelists, FilAm Creative Board of Directors, leadership team members, volunteers and sponsors for making FAC Writers Panel 2 another successful event!

There is more to be said, but I will save all that when the video of the entire writers panel premieres at our YouTube page either late November or early December. Subscribe today right here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FilAmCreative and you will receive an alert once it is uploaded!

Compiled and written by:
~ Edwin Santos

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Highlights of FilAm Creations 2 World Premiere at 2017 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

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FilAm Creative Board of Directors and Leadership Team

The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival presented the Red Carpet World Premiere of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement 2 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Cinemark Carson Cinemas in the South Bay Pavilion Mall.

In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, FilAm Creative began a film movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge up-and-coming FilAm filmmakers to create new and original short films. On this second wave of films for the latter half of 2017, ten filmmakers premiered fourteen new films to the festival!

Raw Addiction | On The Road Again — dir. Al Domino
Fall Out | Move That Body | Who To Love — dir. Rommel Andaya
Understanding Color — dir. Melanie Lim
Lullaby — dir. Dale Fabrigar
The Ones That Get Away — dir. Charles Gray
Light Skinned — dir. Owen Alabado
Lagim | The Atomic Kids — dir. Craig Obligacion-Wilson
King Exile — dir. Lynn Harrod
The Coconut Chick — Vince Cruz
Shatter — dir. John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio

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LULLABY’s Noreen Lanie

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All Photos by Ren Arrieta and videos by FilAm Creative, Gabe Pagtama, South Bay Pavilion Marketing and AZE Media.

Compiled and written by:
~ Edwin Santos

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2017 FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement Award Nominees and Jury

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SAVE-THE DATE:  November 10, 2017

FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement

Encore Screening and Awards Presentation  

Advanced Online Tickets: $10.00 +fees (www.filamcreations2.eventbrite.com)

Tickets At The Door Tickets: $20.00 (cash/paypal/venmo only)

After the successful premiere screening of 14 new short films presented by FilAm Creative at the 2nd Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF), the encore screening and awards presentation will be held at the Regency Valley Plaza 6 Cinemas located at 6355 Bellingham Avenue in North Hollywood, CA this Friday, November 10th, 2017 from 7pm-11pm.

2017 FILAM CREATIONS 2: A FILMMAKERS MOVEMENT

AWARD NOMINEES

(NAMES LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Owen Alabado                     Light Skinned

Dale Fabrigar                       Lullaby

Mike Kuya                            Who To Love

Meriden Villanueva             The Coconut Chick

Vince Yap                              Move That Body

 

BEST ACTRESS

Aina Dumlao                        Who To Love

Noreen Lanie                       Lullaby

Kara Lorenzana                   Understanding Color

Tessa Sugay                          Light Skinned

Meriden Villanueva             The Coconut Chick

 

BEST ACTOR

Albert Kong                          The Ones That Get Away

Mike Kuya                             Who To Love

Andio Manguray                  On The Road Again

Muni Zano                            Understanding Color

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Rommel Andaya                  Who To Love

Vince Cruz                            The Coconut Chick

Dale Fabrigar                       Lullaby

Charles Gray                        The Ones That Get Away

Melanie Lim                         Understanding Color

 

BEST SHORT FILM

Fall Out

Lullaby

Move That Body

The Ones That Get Away

Understanding Color

Who To Love

 

2017 FILAM CREATIONS 2 JURY 

A jury of esteemed Filipino professionals active and established in the film industry were chosen to select the films to be screened and the awards to be given.

GERRY MARAVILLA

Gerry Maravilla is an independent filmmaker and the Head of Crowdfunding at Seed&Spark, a subscription video streaming and crowdfunding platform with the highest crowdfunding success rate in the business (75%!). As an independent filmmaker, Gerry ran a successful campaign on Seed&Spark for his short film, “Cross”, the story of Filipino-American backyard boxer in the San Fernando Valley. It recently completed a cross country festival run. His most recent short, “Desert” raised over $500 for the non-profit RAINN as part of a charity screening. Gerry joined the Seed&Spark team in 2015 where he advises filmmakers in reaching their audience building and crowdfunding goals.

QUARK HENARES

Quark Henares is a multi-awarded filmmaker known for having written and directed feature films such as My CandidateRakenrol and Keka. He also created the cult TV series Rakista for TV5 and has helmed music videos for everyone from Gary V. to Sandwich to Taken by Cars. When he isn’t filming he’s also a musician, columnist, DJ,  entrepreneur and professor at the Ateneo de Manila University.   He is currently the head of Globe Studios, the film and television arm of Globe Telecom.

DEXTER ADRIANO

Dexter Adriano is a veteran television and film Editor who has been working in Hollywood since the early 1990’s. He is currently an Editor for MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D./ABC.  He began his editing career at Concorde/New Horizons, the company of renowned filmmaker Roger Corman and went on to work as an Assistant Editor for the television show CLUELESS and the motion pictures SELENA and THREE KINGS (the latter for which he received an Associate Editor credit). His editing credits also include LIZZIE McGUIRE, JONAS, UNFABULOUS, PHIL OF THE FUTURE, PSYCH and the hit CW TV show, ARROW. He was a co-executive producer for the first Filipino American film, THE DEBUT. And, he is also the Director/Executive Producer/Co-Creator of the web series, SWEETHEARTS OF THE GALAXY which was shown on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes YouTube channel.

PATRICK EPINO

Patrick Epino is an American filmmaker. His feature film Mr. Sadman made for the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Independent Filmmaker Labs is a satirical dark comedy about a Sadam Hussein body-double loses his job and moves to Los Angeles in search of a new start. Epino was selected by the film magazine The Independent as one of its “10 Filmmakers to Watch” for that film. Along with Stephen Dypiangco he makes up the “National Film Society”[ which is part of PBS and makes original web content related to films, filmmaking and film festivals that is viewable online.

Epino’s most recent film (and also web series), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Dypiangco, is Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which stars a number of Asian American actors who played villains in 1980-1990s action movies, such as Al LeongYuji Okumoto and George Cheung. The film/series also stars Tamlyn TomitaDante BascoRandall Park, Aaron Takahashi and more.

Epino is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his MFA in Cinema from the film program at San Francisco State University. He is also from San Francisco, California and is of Filipino American descent.

 

BERNARD BADION

Bernard is from Santa Clara, California. He is a writer and director, known for Leave It to Chance (2005), Sounds We Have No Letters For (2015) and Aswang Next Door (2017). He earned an MFA for Writing and Producing TV at Loyola Marymount University, a Professional Program Certificate in Screenwriting at UCLA and a Certificate in Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade. He has also interned for Kaplan Stahler Agency and Justin Lin’s Perform Storm Entertainment.

JASMINE NADUA TRICE

Jasmine Nadua Trice is an assistant professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media. Based on two and a half years of research in Manila, Trice’s current book project is titled City of Screens: National Cinema and Global Culture in Contemporary Manila, Philippines. Contextualized within Manila’s growing independent film scene, it considers how links between cinema and nation are forged through local systems of circulation, examining sites such as the pirated DVD district, art house screening spaces, film festivals and mall multiplexes.

She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her dissertation received Honorable Mention from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies at the 2009-10 Dissertation Award competition.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Entries must be under 7 mins or under including credits
  2. The Writer, Director and Star must be of Filipino origin or descent. A list of Filipino writer, director, star will be confirmed by FAC on the application.
  3. Entries are by FilAm Creative members only

 

JURY QUALIFICATIONS

  1. No jury member may have any direct connection to the creation of any film in competition
  2. No jury member may be a judge of the larger LAPIFF program

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Each film was rated on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the highest) in each of the 4 categories below. Then average out the scores for a final score.

 

  1. Storytelling

Consider:

* Does the story have a clear structure and plot?

* Are the characters adequately developed and relevant?

* Is the story original and engaging?

* Are the images arranged logically and effectively in a way that fits the purpose of the film?

* Does the film have pace and continuity?

 

  1. Creativity/Originality

Consider:

* Does the writing and direction use imaginative and creative ways to convey the theme?

* Does the film exhibit originality?

* Does the film display innovative ideas or story telling techniques?

 

  1. Performances

Consider:

* Are the actor(s) or subject(s) properly cast/chosen to execute the story?

* Are the actors believable? If a documentary, are the subjects effective as characters in the film?

* Did the performances rise above mediocre to an extraordinary level?

 

  1. Technical Quality

Consider:

* Cinematography

o Is the camera used properly and are the shots framed and focused?

o Are close-ups and camera angles used to add meaning to the story?

o Is the lighting and camera positioning visually effective?

* Editing

o Does the editing help to clarify the story and enhance the pacing and flow of the story?

o Are transitions smooth and well-paced or distracting?

* Audio, Music, Sound Effects

o Does the audio and soundtrack complement the story?

o Is the dialogue and/or narration clear and easy to understand?

o If there are sound effects, are they appropriate to the story or do they detract from the film?

 

AWARDS

Judges selected their top 3 choices in each category.

  1. Best Actor
  2. Best Actress
  3. Best Director
  4. Best Screenplay
  5. Best Film

 

Award Scoring

A number 1 choice = 3 pts.

A number 2 choice = 2 pts.

A number 3 choice = 1 pt.

 

The points were added up and the selection with the most points wins the award.

 

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“FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation, November 10th at Regency Valley Plaza 6

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SAVE-THE DATE:  November 10, 2017

FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement

Encore Screening and Awards Presentation  

Advanced Online Tickets: $10.00 +fees (www.filamcreations2.eventbrite.com)

Tickets At The Door Tickets: $20.00 (cash/paypal/venmo only)

After the successful premiere screening of 14 new short films presented by FilAm Creative at the 2nd Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF), the encore screening and awards presentation will be held at the Regency Valley Plaza 6 Cinemas located at 6355 Bellingham Avenue in North Hollywood, CA this Friday, November 10th, 2017 from 7pm-11pm.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

7:00pm – 8:00pm | Talent & Press Arrivals for Red Carpet

8:00pm – 9:30pm | Encore Screening of 14 Short FIlms

9:30pm – 10:00pm | Q&A with Filmmakers and Directors

10:00pm – 10:20pm | Awards Presentation

10:20pm – 11:00pm | Networking Mixer

AFTER-PARTY: TBA

Use the hashtags: #FilAmCreative or #FilAmCreations or #FilAmCreations2

FilAm Creative Producer: Craig Wilson

FilAm Creative (FAC) is the premiere Filipino American creative organization that promotes a more culturally integrated and diverse entertainment industry.

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What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?

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Filipino AF – Photo by Tina June Malek

I LOVE improv and sketch comedy since the days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus to the original Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players of Saturday Night Live to SCTV to Kids In The Hall to Not Necessarily the News to MAD TV and so forth on mainstream media (and not ignoring the contributions made by standup comedians Jokoy, Rob Schneider, Rex Navarrete, Edwin San Juan and Erick Esteban). As a Filipino American actor, there were not many of us in the improv scene when I began studying The Harold (long form improv) in 2009 at the Upright Citizens Brigade. At least there, I knew of only Eugene Cordero, Leann Bowen, Rene Gube, Joy Regullano and the two Charlenes (Charlene de Guzman and Charlene Yi). However, at the October 13th Filipino AF show, I was left speechless! Not because I was laughing more than ever before, but I have never seen SO MANY comedic FilAm talent on ONE stage under ONE roof together performing in front of a majority of Filipinos [close to 300 people] of the audience!  It didn’t feel like your parents’ UP reunion parties, the college university PCN parties or even the backyard birthday dance parties.  I stood in the back of the Inner Sanctum Stage at UCB Sunset and witnessed all that was happening in front of my eyes like a proud papa. I almost cried. Seriously, my tear ducts were about to runneth over. With all that talent that night, there should be no reason whatsoever to see them in mainstream film and television — in droves!

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The show’s sponsor FilAm Creative – Photo by Tina June Malek

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, FilAm Creative was proud to sponsor Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF [10/13], a comedy variety show that featured the best Filipino American talent in Los Angeles.  Improv, sketch, standup, film, music, dance and perspective were highlighted.  The show was hosted and produced by Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano, & Erich Rheinhart Tamola and executive produced by Asian AF. – https://ucbtheatre.com/performance/56668

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Photo by Tina June Malek

Lineup:

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Kevin Camia – Photo by Tina June Malek

STAND UP by Kevin Camia, the Opening Act for Ali Wong’s current tour! (above)

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Marques Ray – Photo by Tina June Malek

CHARACTERS by Marques Ray (above)

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UCB Fil-Am Superteam: SINI-GANG – Photo by Tina June Malek

IMPROV by UCB Fil-Am Superteam SINI-GANG with special guest monologist Giselle Tongi (Albert Andrade, Eugene Cordero, Kay Kaanapu, Jiavani Linayao, PJ McCormick, Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano, Erich Tamola) – (above)

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SKETCH by Alfred Aquino II and Gilbert Galon
Featuring Gilbert Galon, Nathan Ramos (CAPE Writers Fellow), Alfred Aquino II, Chase Lihilihi, and Chelsie Lihilihi) – (above)

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Q&A with Bernard Badion and Eugene Cordero (“Aswang Next Door”) – Photo by Tina June Malek

SHORT FILM – Aswang Next Door by Eugene Cordero and directed by Bernard Badion – (above)

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Melanie Anne Padernal and Ally Vega – Photo by Tina June Malek

COMEDIC SONG/DANCE by Joy Regullano and choreographed by Ally Vega
Featuring Ally Vega, Jaime Barcelon, Gilbert Galon, Ruffy Landayan, Melanie Anne Padernal, AJ Pati, Joy Regullano, Reuben Uy, and Sandy Yu (above)

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Filipino AF at UCB Sunset’s Inner Sanctum in Los Angeles

Below are highlights from that historical show!

My weekend feels like it was this ongoing marathon with no breaks. 💀 So I’m still processing my magical AF night from this past Friday’s first Filipino AF at @ucbtla. @gilbits asked me the day before if I wanted to dance in his sketch and in typical Ally fashion, of course I said yes. But little did I know I was also about to stretch some acting muscles I haven’t really stretched in a long ass time, lol. Thank you to Gilbert for having me in this super fun sketch! I will gladly always be a fierce Filipino-American voguer that studies engineering at UCI for you. 😂👌🏽 • And shout out to my other fierce engineering students @nay3ray @bruce_leeah & Alfred! WE DID THAT 😎🔥 • • • • #filipinoAF #asianAF @asianafshow @filamcreative #UCB #improv #comedy #dance

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Last night was magical AF. 😭 I felt an incredible sense of pride being Filipino-American and honestly.. I’ve rarely ever felt this intensely about it. Last night’s very first #FilipinoAF was so unapologetically Filipino… it makes my little brown heart beam so fcking brightly. ✨ I got to choreograph to a song about white people shitting on our religion and skin color and it was beyond my wildest dreams. 😂 Thank you to the talented @joyregullano for trusting me to choreograph your vision. I had so much fun with this one. ❤️ • Shout out to Joy, @heyallyn, and @erichtamola for producing an amazing show! And to @asianafshow for bringing this API platform up in the community. And of course to this dope ass cast – @melanieannepadernal @krabbipati @reubenuy @thesandyvelasco @gilbits • YAY FILIPINO-AMERICANS! ✊🏽🇵🇭❤️❤️❤️❤️

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REACTIONS!

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Eugene Cordero and Rommel Andaya

ROMMEL ANDAYA (filmmaker):  OMG, this was such a great turn out and I laughed so much (which is rare). Shout out to Joy Regullano, Allyn Pintal and Erich Rheinhart Tamola for putting this together as well as everyone else who is involved. It was a good night for the community. Special thanks to FilAm Creative, Filipino AF and Asian AF!  

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SHEILA TEJADA (actress):  Look Hollywood, audiences do want to see Filipinos perform!!  So proud of all my friends that were in Filipino AF at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre – Los Angeles tonight and my fellow FilAm Creative friends that showed support!  

WALTER TALENS (FilAm Creative Treasurer):  Great time at last night’s UCB show Filipino AF and got to see Filipino -Americans do some awesome comedy. Eugene Cordero (2015 FilAm Creative Actors Panel guest) killin’ it on stage and showing his support for our team.

MARY GRANT (comedienne):  Awesome event at UCB last night!

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FilAm Creative’s Angela Paviera and Maurus Dumalaog

ANGELA PAVIERA (FilAm Creative Secretary):  We always have fun. We always eat. Most importantly we always create!

MARA DE LA ROSA (writer/producer/actress):  FilAm Creative representing Filipino AF last night at the Upright Citizens Brigade.  Thanks to Asian AF and all the performers for a great night!

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Melanie Anne Padernal performed in a comedic ensemble of song, dance and perspective

MELANIE ANNE PADERNAL (actress):  October 13, 2017 was one of the best days of my life. I attended the cast & crew screening of my feature ‘Bernard and Huey’ at the DGA. AND I got to dance my face off at FILIPINO AF.  Have you ever been a part of something bigger than yourself, you could literally FEEL the positive energy and love surging around you? That’s what FILIPINO AF was like. Close to 300 friends and family packed the UCB Inner Sanctum, joyously laughing and recognizing our shared culture and upbringing. It was even more special because my Mom was in the crowd too.  Sometimes when we think we’re alone, we’re really not. It just takes mustering up the courage to poke fun at ourselves, tell our stories, and repeat. Thank you Joy, Allyn and Erich for spearheading this dope event and for letting me be a part of it, ASIAN AF’s Will Choi for being Will Choi, and everyone who came out to support. So glad to see so many happy faces and reconnect with old friends! UCB continues to be a place where I feel most at home growing into my own. We made history ya’ll!

WILL CHOI:  Thank you to everyone who came out to Filipino AF! We had almost 300 people in the audience! Now that’s what’s up!!

Thank you Will Choi and Keiko Agena for creating Scarlett Johansson Presents… [LINK] that led to [the birth of] Asian AF in Los Angeles & New York.

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Filipino AF’s Erich Tamola, Joy Regullano and Allyn Pintal – Photo by Tina June Malek

And, thank you to Joy Regullano, Allyn Pintal and Erich Tamola for hosting and producing Filipino AF [10/13]. Until next year!

Compiled and written by:
~ Edwin Santos
Online Press
FilAm Creative
November 5, 2017

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FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More

This week begins the 2nd annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (October 26-29, 2017) celebrating the best in Filipino cinema from all over the world.

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And, FilAm Creative opens the first two days of the festival!

In our continuing effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, we began a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge up-and-coming FilAm filmmakers to create new & original short films. On this second wave of new films for the latter half of 2017, ten filmmakers present fourteen new films making their World Premiere at the festival!  LAPIFF presents the Red Carpet World Premiere of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement 2 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6pm.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at this link: https://lapiff.chillhound.pro/event/5171b97f-0949-4fc7-87d8-6141b0255e87

The 2nd Wave of FilAm Creations 14 new short films are:
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– Raw Addiction   — dir. Al Domino
– On The Road Again — Loghan Stong & Andio Manguray
Fall Out | Move That Body | Who To Love — dir. Rommel Andaya
Understanding Color — dir. Melanie Lim
Lullaby — dir. Dale Fabrigar
The Ones That Get Away — dir. Charles Gray
Light Skinned — dir. Owen Alabado
Lagim | The Atomic Kids — dir. Craig Obligacion-Wilson
King Exile — dir. Lynn Harrod
The Coconut Chick — dir. Vince Cruz
Shatter — dir. John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio

On Friday, October 27 at 10:00am, LAPIFF presents a Special Screening with Q&A of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement 1.  Of these 1st Wave of Filipino American short films, they made their World Premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival earlier this year on May 3, 2017 to a sold out house in just one hour!  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from this link: https://lapiff.chillhound.pro/event/5b3ca4d7-e2ca-4204-92c7-a64f8ba35316

The 1st Wave of FilAm Creations short films are:
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The Last Straw — dir. Vince Cruz & Stanley Wong
What You Don’t Say | Uncle Eddy — dir. Rommel Andaya
Plaza Blvd — dir. Cassandra Pimental
I Don’t Love You — dir. Mara De La Rosa
The Legend of the Basketball Ghost | Miss Understanding — dir. Gabe Pagtama
Madeira — dir. Kaitlyn Fae
Man Of My Dreams — dir. John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio
Finding Ronwe — dir. Angela Paviera
Lolo Pepe — dir. Craig Obligacion-Wilson
Pictures of Perla — dir. Lynn Harrod

Get your tickets now and take advantage of either the VIP – LAPIFF ACCESS PASS (to see all the films LAPIFF is presenting this year including in competition narrative features, shorts and documentaries) or their ALL ACCESS – LAPIFF FESTIVAL PASS (to access everything including for the first time this year assembled by Edwin A. Santos, Panel Discussions in Filmmaking, Acting and Screenwriting, as well as all Parties) at the direct ticket links below.

VIP – LAPIFF ACCESS PASS:  https://lapiff.chillhound.pro/event/c426cf19-21aa-4bb5-908e-e54fa50ef81a

ALL ACCESS – LAPIFF FESTIVAL PASS: https://lapiff.chillhound.pro/event/46c62500-78bd-464c-ad55-f82e2fd0bd84 

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All Film Screenings, Panel Discussions and Parties (except for the Halloween After Party and the Awards Ceremony) will be held at:

Cinemark Carson and XD
inside the SouthBay Pavilion Mall (Free Parking Available)
20700 South Avalon Blvd #285
Carson, CA 90746

The Halloween After Party will be held at the iDance Studio at the Avalon Carson Plaza.

The LAPIFF Awards Ceremony will be held at the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel in Carson.

LAPIFF TICKETS:  https://lapiff.chillhound.pro/

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FilAm Creative Sponsors ‘Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF,’ October 13, 2017 at UCB Sunset’s Inner Sanctum Stage

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SAVE-THE DATE:  October 13, 2017

FilAm Creative Sponsors Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF  

FREE ADMISSION

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF is a comedy variety show featuring the best Filipino American talent in Los Angeles. Improv, sketch, standup, and maybe even some music and dance. Pinoys represent AF!

Hosted and produced by Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano and Erich Rheinhart Tamola
Executive Produced by Asian AF

One hour (8:30pm) before the show, the Achara Food truck will be serving up Filipino BBQ and Bowls! Chicken Adobo, Pork Belly Sisig, Pork Tocino, Soy Marinated Beef Steak, Pork and Chicken BBQ Skewers and more!

9:30pm LINEUP

STAND UP:  Kevin Camia (Opening Act for Ali Wong’s current tour)

CHARACTERS:  Marques Ray (Dr. Ken, Adam Ruins Everything, The Good Place)

MUSICAL COMEDY:  Tess Paras (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grimm, Typecast)

IMPROV – UCB Fil-Am Superteam SINI-GANG with special guest monologist Giselle Tongi (Kababayan LA) with Albert Andrade, Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), Kay Kaanapu, Jiavani Linayao, PJ McCormick, Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano, Erich Tamola

SKETCH by Alfred Quino II and Gilbert Galon, featuring Gilbert Galon, Nathan Ramos (CAPE Writers Fellow), Alfred Aquino, Chase Lihilihi, and Chelsie Lihilihi

SHORT FILM by Eugene Cordero and directed by Bernard Badion

COMEDIC SONG/DANCE by Joy Regullano and choreographed by Ally Algoso. Featuring Ally Algoso, Jaime Barcelon, Emeroy Bernardo, Gilbert Galon, Melanie Anne Padernal, AJ Pati, Joy Regullano, Reuben Uy, and Sandy Yu

Friday, October 13, 2017
From 9:30pm to 12:00am
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE, SUNSET

INNER SANCTUM STAGE

(Entrance through Inner Sanctum Cafe)
5419 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90027

If you have a FilAm Creative shirt, please wear it and represent! If not, there will be FilAm Creative t-shirts available for purchase at the event for $20 each.

Parking: RIDE-SHARING RECOMMENDED.  Valet for $5.00 (may fill up quickly) or street parking available (watch for signs).  Or take the Metro (closest Metro Station is Hollywood/Western).

Use the hashtags: #FilAmCreative or #FilipinoAF

FilAm Creative Producer: Edwin Santos

FilAm Creative (FAC) is the premiere Filipino American creative organization that promotes a more culturally integrated and diverse entertainment industry.

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