3rd Annual Halo Halo Headshots Happening Sunday, July 23rd!

FilAm Creative (FAC) is launching the 3rd Annual “Halo-Halo Headshots” event this July. To help actors/filmmakers get professional quality headshots for auditions and websites, while raising money for FilAm Creative (FAC) through donations.

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FAC is committed to helping our members advance in the entertainment industry and created this event to give rising talent (and members) a low-cost opportunity to start their career. The event is planned and operated by volunteers who believes in promoting diversity in the entertainment industry. We are asking for a small donation/registration fee to help pay for operational cost and assist FAC with future events.

RSVP/Register – email: filamcreative@gmail.com .  Due to limited availability your registration is not complete until donation is received.  Cash/VENMO payments Only.  Cash: Attend a FAC meet-up between now and July 21, 2017 OR arrange a meeting with staff members.

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Registration/Donation Cost:
Early Bird (July 3 – July 9) – $35
Mid-Week (Purchases July 10 – July 15) – $40
Final-Week (July 16 – July 22) – $45
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– Showing “Interested” and “Going” is appreciated, but you won’t be counted unless the Registration/Donation is received.
– We will not accept any money on the DAY of the event.
– Donation shows your commitment to the event. This is to prevent wasting the photographer(s) and Make-Up artist(s) time. It also helps with ordering the correct amount of craft services.
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What you get:
1) 2 Headshot (edited) “looks”
2) raw photos (photographers disgression)
3) Craft Services (coffee, snacks, refreshments)
4) Make-Up Artist (size of group dependent)
– Touch up for women. Make up for men.

Where:  Los Angeles Old Zoo Ruins at Griffith Park Drive in Los Angeles CA 90027.
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Event Producer: Walter Talens
Graphic Designer: Katherine Bercasio
Photographers:
James GagoAlbertGago.photoshelter.com/index
Daryl Jim – DarylJim Photography (daryljimphotography.com)
Ren Arrietarealimagesblog.wordpress.com
Kenneth Chanstudiodream.com
Wynston Fernando – wynstonfernando.com
Assistant Camera: Rodney Cajudo

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This is a FilAm Creative Event. An all volunteer organization. We have the right to refuse a customer.

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Meet Actor Vincent Rodriguez III (of the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) at 3rd FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 24, 2017

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FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates eight years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media!

Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 24th will be our 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors (SOLD OUT as of June 7th) — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.

Hear the panelists discuss their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.  Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.

This year’s actors panel will be moderated by FAC Networks’ Maurus Dumalaog

Saturday, June 24, 2016 
From 10am to 12pm 
THE CLUBHOUSE IMPROV
1607 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90027  

* Located between Hollywood & Sunset, inside and next door, right of Jons Marketplace.  Free parking available inside the Jons Marketplace parking lot and street parking is available (watch for signs).  The Vermont / Sunset Red Line Metro Station is located nearby.

FREE ADMISSION but, donations are welcome.  

SEATING IS LIMITED.  To reserve a seat(s) for you and your friends, you must RSVP at filamcreative@gmail.com to get on the list before we reach full capacity.  You do not need to be Filipino or a FAC member to attend our event.  SOLD OUT

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/738427629663057/

Use the hashtag, #FACactorspanel or #FACactorspanel3 and #FilAmCreative on all of your social media platforms for this event.

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MEET ONE OF THE EVENT’S SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS:

VINCENT RODRIGUEZ III
~ actor / singer / dancer ~

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Vincent Rodriguez III currently stars as ‘Josh Chan’ in the critically-acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe winning CW musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  As a musical comedy, Rodriguez showcases his musical theater chops throughout each season through its many original songs and dance routines.

Originally from a suburb of San Francisco (Daly City), Rodriguez has had a love of music and the performing arts from an early age. After junior college, he decided to pursue his dreams by earning a degree from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Shortly after graduation, he booked his first audition dancing in the ensemble of the national tour of “42nd Street,” working his way up to a principal understudy. After the tour ended, Rodriguez decided to make the move east to New York. That fortuitous relocation landed him in musicals at regional theaters all over the U.S.

Some of Rodriguez’s stage credits include the national tours of “Xanadu,” “Anything Goes,” and “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” (original cast & recording). Additional theater credits include “Oklahoma!,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (workshop, west and east coast premieres, and studio cast recording), and “Here Lies Love.” On television, he has guest starred on Donny!, Another Period, Adam Ruins Everything and Designated Survivor.

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Vincent Rodriguez III guest stars as ‘Owen Saldua’ in “Designated Survivor”

In his spare time, Rodriguez works out, takes classes in acting and improv, and trains in extreme martial arts with a focus on weapons, stunts, and acrobatics.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been renewed for a third season and will return with new episodes on Friday, October 13, 2017 with its new time slot of 8pm-9pm on the CW.

Follow Vincent Rodriguez III on Twitter: @VRodriguezIII and Like him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VRodriguezIII/

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Meet Actress Angela Relucio (of CBS’ “Code Black”) at 3rd FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 24, 2017

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FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates eight years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media!

Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 24th will be our 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors (SOLD OUT as of June 7th) — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.

Hear the panelists discuss their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.  Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.

This year’s actors panel will be moderated by FAC Networks’ Maurus Dumalaog

Saturday, June 24, 2016 
From 10am to 12pm 
THE CLUBHOUSE IMPROV
1607 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90027  

* Located between Hollywood & Sunset, inside and next door, right of Jons Marketplace.  Free parking available inside the Jons Marketplace parking lot and street parking is available (watch for signs).  The Vermont / Sunset Red Line Metro Station is located nearby.

FREE ADMISSION but, donations are welcome.  

SEATING IS LIMITED.  To reserve a seat(s) for you and your friends, you must RSVP at filamcreative@gmail.com to get on the list before we reach full capacity.  You do not need to be Filipino or a FAC member to attend our event.  SOLD OUT

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/738427629663057/

Use the hashtag, #FACactorspanel or #FACactorspanel3 on all of your social media platforms for this event.

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MEET ONE OF THE EVENT’S SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS:

ANGELA RELUCIO
~ actress ~

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Angela Relucio is most known as ‘Nurse Risa Park’ in the CBS medical drama, Code Black.

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She is also known for her role as ‘Navy Intelligence Officer, Lt. Camille Fung,’ in the Weinstein Company’s series, Six on History.


Angela was raised in New York City in The Bronx. Before becoming an actor, she was a dancer who performed with Fancy Feet Dance Studio’s competition troupe. She was later granted a highly-coveted spot in the “Fame” school, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Being more intrigued by acting, and with an interest in other subjects, Angela opted to attend the academically prestigious Bronx High School of Science. After high school, she attended the acclaimed NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA in Drama. She continued as a full-time student, training there at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute while also working full-time as a Reservation Manager for Cipriani at the world-renowned Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza. After she graduated, Angela worked as a Banquet Sales Assistant to the esteemed Rose Group at the landmark private event venue, Guastavino’s, while exploring acting roles in print, commercials, student short films, and independent features. In 2010, she moved from her beloved NYC to another big city, Los Angeles, where she appears in feature films and television shows, Angela lives on both coasts, splitting her time between Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Code Black has been renewed for a third season and will return with thirteen new episodes for the 2017-2018 television season, Wednesdays on CBS.

Follow Angela Relucio on Twitter: @angelarelucio

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FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

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Blog: filamcreative.org

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Meet Actor Manny Jacinto (of NBC’s “The Good Place”) at 3rd FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 24, 2017

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FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates eight years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media!

Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 24th will be our 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors (SOLD OUT as of June 7th) — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.

Hear the panelists discuss their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.  Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.

This year’s actors panel will be moderated by FAC Networks’ Maurus Dumalaog

Saturday, June 24, 2016 
From 10am to 12pm 
THE CLUBHOUSE IMPROV
1607 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90027  

* Located between Hollywood & Sunset, inside and next door, right of Jons Marketplace.  Free parking available inside the Jons Marketplace parking lot and street parking is available (watch for signs).  The Vermont / Sunset Red Line Metro Station is located nearby.

FREE ADMISSION but, donations are welcome.  

SEATING IS LIMITED.  To reserve a seat(s) for you and your friends, you must RSVP at filamcreative@gmail.com to get on the list before we reach full capacity.  You do not need to be Filipino or a FAC member to attend our event.  SOLD OUT

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/738427629663057/

Use the hashtag, #FACactorspanel or #FACactorspanel3 on all of your social media platforms for this event.

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MEET ONE OF THE EVENT’S SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS:

MANNY JACINTO
~ actor ~

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Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, Manny Jacinto went from completing a civil engineering degree to dancing in hip hop competitions.  He found his passion for acting when he landed his first television co-star role in the Emmy nominated series, Once Upon A Time.  Since then, he has appeared in Supernatural, The 100, Bates Motel, iZombie, Wayward Pines and starring in the CBC television series, The Romeo Section where he was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series.

These days, you can see him weekly opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in the hit NBC comedy, The Good Place as ‘Jason Mendoza,’ a deceased Filipino DJ and small-time drug dealer from Florida who was mistaken for silent Buddhist monk from Taiwan, ‘Jianyu Li.’

The show has been renewed for a second season and will return with thirteen new episodes for the 2017-2018 television season, Thursday, September 28 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.

In a June, 2014 interview with Asian Pacific Post, Jacinto was asked about his future goals as an artist…

My long-term goals involve being able to inspire other performers, especially those of Filipino or Asian descent. It seems as though in Asian households, especially in families that have newly immigrated to North America, the idea of being an artist or performer is uncommon and sometimes even frowned upon. I want to be able to serve as an example to those who may feel they have a calling to act, dance, or sing, and hopefully one day inspire them to follow their dreams, just as I did.” [link].

Follow Manny Jacinto on Twitter: @mjacint0 

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FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

Newsletter Subscription: filamcreative@gmail.com

Blog: filamcreative.org

Facebook Page: facebook.com/filamcreative

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/filamcreative

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Meet Actress Aina Dumlao (of CBS’ “MacGyver”) at 3rd FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 24, 2017

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FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates eight years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media!

Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 24th will be our 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors (SOLD OUT as of June 7th) — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.

Hear the panelists discuss about their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.  Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.

This year’s actors panel will be moderated by FAC Networks’ Maurus Dumalaog

Saturday, June 24, 2016 
From 10am to 12pm 
THE CLUBHOUSE IMPROV
1607 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90027  

* Located between Hollywood & Sunset, inside and next door, right of Jons Marketplace.  Free parking available inside the Jons Marketplace parking lot and street parking is available (watch for signs).  The Vermont / Sunset Red Line Metro Station is located nearby.

FREE ADMISSION but, donations are welcome.  

SEATING IS LIMITED.  To reserve a seat(s) for you and your friends, you must RSVP at filamcreative@gmail.com to get on the list before we reach full capacity.  You do not need to be Filipino or a FAC member to attend our event.  

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/738427629663057/

Use the hashtag, #FACactorspanel or #FACactorspanel3 on all of your social media platforms for this event.

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MEET ONE OF THE EVENT’S SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS:

AINA DUMLAO
~ actress ~

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Talent manager Phil Brock forwarded to Edwin Santos (a day after his participation at our 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Actors Panel & Networking Event in 2015) a blog titled, Dear Manager X.  Written by actress Aina Dumlao on June 6th of that year, she wrote about her experience with a potential manager between reps where he said, You’re Filipino? Hmmmm (picks up her headshot and stares at it with a frown on his face). I just want to be upfront, all you’re gonna get are co-star roles.” [link].  If you look at her IMDb now, you can see she recurred on CBS’ MacGyver in eight episodes of Season 1.

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Since then, she has appeared in IFC’s Brockmire and ABC’s Last Man Standing.  She is soon-to-be-seen as ‘Natalie’ in three episodes of the upcoming Season 3 of HBO’s Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson and the upcoming Season 5 of FreeForm’s The Fosters.

Follow Aina Dumlao on Twitter: @Ainadumlao and Like her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ainamdumlao/

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FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

Newsletter Subscription: filamcreative@gmail.com

Blog: filamcreative.org

Facebook Page: facebook.com/filamcreative

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/filamcreative

FB Filmmaker Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166470930219785/

Twitter: @FilAmCreative 

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Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/filamcreative/

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What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

“Today is the day.  Today…we continue our push to make a sustainable industry for Filipino Americans in Hollywood.” says Lolo Pepe filmmaker Craig Obligacion Wilson as moviegoers begin to enter Regency Theatre’s Valley Plaza 6 Cinemas in NoHo, California.

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Initially, I had my doubts. Who would pay current movie ticket prices to watch short films?  I stand corrected early on as I greeted moviegoers and witnessed a growing line arriving at the door…or, in this case, out the door and almost around the corner.

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Line extends outside and around the corner!

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Line extends outside the door!

Fifteen years ago this year in 2002, my production team premiered our feature film, Soap Girl at Fairfax Cinemas in Hollywood. Having won the Audience Award in the Asian American category for Best Feature Film from Big Bear Lake International Film Festival three months prior, still we weren’t sure we could fill the theater.  But, that was the early part of the Y2K Decade where Asian American filmmakers and talent shined in Hollywood thru indie film presentations; all thanks to both Gene Cajayon’s The Debut (2000) and Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow (2002).  We did fill the theater after a long line of people that wrapped around the corner of Beverly & Fairfax took their seats.  Last night’s Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement encore presentation reminded me of that time of December, 2002.

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Meriden Villanueva and Craig Obligacion Wilson welcome the incoming audience

“We had only two weeks to promote and somehow got 300 people to come out on a Wednesday night for our encore screening! Words aren’t enough to express how I feel right now. They say true leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. Props to all the past leaders I’ve worked with and to all the new leaders that emerged this year so far. You’re proof of why we need this platform to collaborate and uplift each other so we see more POC on the big screens. We’re just getting started!” says FilAm Creative Executive Director Meriden Villanueva.

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Seats are starting to fill up!

“[Tonight] would [be] the biggest event in the history of FilAm Creative. And it’s not even free.” quips FilAm Creative Board of Director Walter Boholst on the last day of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, May 31st.

It just goes to show how much support there is from both the filmmaking community and the Filipino & Asian American communities.  As well as the demand to see more Filipino American films and FilAm talent on the Big Screen.

All twelve short films that premiered at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival three weeks earlier on the month of May at ArtShare LA made their second screening last night at Valley Plaza 6.

The 13th short film ‘Pictures of Perla’ made its debut premiere last night.  Here is a bit more about the Lynn Harrod film brought to you by FAC Networks: Behind-The-Scenes’ Angel Qinan and Maurus Dumalaog (who were also hosts of last night’s encore).

“Had a blast Q&A-ing with Angel Qinan tonight! Another show down!” says Maurus Dumalaog.

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FAC Networks’ Angel Qinan and Maurus Dumalaog

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Angel Qinan with Maurus Dumalaog moderates the Filmmakers’ Round Two

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Maurus Dumalaog with Angel Qinan moderates Filmmakers’ Round One

“Tonight! Supporting five shorts I scored: ‘Lolo Pepe,’ ‘Uncle Eddy,’ ‘Man of My Dreams,’ ‘Miss Understanding’ and ‘Plaza Blvd’ at Regency! Super proud and grateful to be part of these teams.” says composer Joy Ngiaw

A welcome speech was presented by Villanueva. Then, the first group of short films were screened.  Afterwards, the first Q&A with the filmmakers of the first group of short films were moderated by Qinan and Dumalaog.  Next up was the second group of short films including the premiere of ‘Pictures of Perla’ where following that was the second Q&A with the filmmakers.  Closing remarks were made by Wilson.

Below are a few remarks about last night.

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“Encore screening was a success! Got to show our film to 300+ packed theater!! Had a great response from the audience. Thanks to FilAm Creative for the awesome opportunity and all the awesome filmmakers. It was a great night. ~ filmmaker Rommel Andaya (‘What You Don’t Say,’ ‘Uncle Eddy’).

“Great job on everyone’s short films last night! It was well worth driving up the 405 during rush hour.” ~ editor AJ Valenzuela (Kinetic Content).

“I was impressed with last night’s screening. A very talented group of filmmakers. Good films. Nicely done. Great job for the FilAm leaders booking the theater.” ~ film producer Anthony Stoppiello (‘Hunter: Vampire Killer’)

“Great job Rodney Cajudo for sitting in the projector booth and making it happen.” ~ FilAm Creative Chief Financial Officer Walter Talens

“To all the filmmakers and creatives of the films at tonight’s screening, incredible job! This was the first time I saw many of your films and I was blown away at all the great work. I’m so proud of the work that we’re all doing and going to do. Onwards and upwards! 😉 Big thanks to the FilAm team!!” ~ singer songwriter Michael Barnum

“It was so nice to finally see all the films. Meriden Villanueva & Craig Wilson, y’all worked your balls off. ~ singer songwriter artist Hollei Day

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Filmmakers Somlit Inthalangsy and Robin Johnson, COLORED HEARTS

“Last night our film ‘Colored Hearts’, made from start to finish by artists of color, played on the big screen to an audience of 300 thanks to FilAm Creative. I dreamed about this in high school, in college and now… I mean what the what, 13 films made by people of color played next door to ‘Power Rangers’ & studio films & shiz. Thanks a million times to my cast, crew and every single person involved in the making of this film. The incredible people I never saw coming that showed up and made this possible. Thank you. Huge thanks to FilAm Creative for creating a platform for artists who don’t often get a chance to be seen. Let’s keep moving forward. I’m ready to go again.” ~ filmmaker Robin Johnson

“There is so much that goes on behind the scenes and I am so proud to work with an amazing group of creative and passionate people.” ~ actress Arlyn De La Pena

“I’m still so overwhelmed by happiness from last night. Thank you all for the wonderful night. As usual, everyone was very supportive of one another, whether it’s the cast or crew, and that’s something very special that we have here, so let’s keep going! A HUGE shout out for Craig Wilson and Meriden Villanueva for making this happen and their incredible leadership. To all my filmmakers who gave me this opportunity to score your film Gabe Pagtama. Craig Obligacion Wilson, John Cruz, Sheila Tejada, Jack Hernandez, Danice Cabenela, Cassandra Pimentel (and never would I imagine I’ll get a a shout out during the Q&A?!)  I personally thank you all for this opportunity, for believing in me. You all being happy with the music is my goal when I score a film, and it means the world to me to know that I helped create something that helped your storytelling. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! That’s what wonderful about what we do, and that’s WHY I do what I do. Again, great job everybody!!!” ~ composer Joy Ngiaw

“What an incredible way to end May with the screening of several great films from the FilAm Creative group the other night! Congrats cast and crew for sharing your wonderful stories with us. Kababayan!” ~ actress Lora Bofill

“Very proud of my Fil-Am peeps. Not only did our film ‘Lolo Pepe’ screen at the Regency, but it was alongside other Fil-Am created films. The momentum of this group has built so much since it started at the beginning of this year. Looking forward to where the road leads.” ~ actor Jay Costelo (‘Lolo Pepe’)

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Lobby discussion and networking after the screening

“This movement, which I’m so grateful to be a part of, is now bigger than any of us individually. Let’s keep that in the back of our heads as we march forward.” ~ filmmaker Craig Obligacion Wilson (‘Lolo Pepe’)

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Villanueva adds, “Thank you Craig, Rachel Liu, Arlyn D, Danice, Walter T, Edwin Santos, Rodney, Angela Paviera, Lenore Hittelman, Rex Sampaga, Walter B, Ed Mallillin and Arlyn Sinsay for your support and hard work for FilAm Creative!

So thankful for our Fil-Am Creations team leaders with their cast & crew to be part of our first movement: Vince Cruz, Rommel, Gabe, Cassandra, Mara De La Rosa, Joe Gunawan, [Jack], Conrad Garcia, Kaitlyn Fae, Sheila, Angela, Craig and Lynn. Thanks for being so patient while we searched for our 2nd venue! Shoutout to our amazing hosts for BTS and Q&A, Maurus and Angel! We are now truly trailblazing in (North) Hollywood. Get ready for our second wave!”

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Audience satisfaction heard thru applause!

Obligacion Wilson ends with, We have something very special happening here you all. In mid January we caught lightning in a bottle, well the lightning shattered the glass. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the hard work, passion, energy and support you all give each other. Much love!! Without that, none of this is possible.

When I put this entire thing into perspective I realize one very, crazy fact….it’s only five months in! If we keep this momentum building what is this gonna be like come October?”

FAC GROUP 2017

FILAM CREATIVE

Whatever happens in October, personally, I have no doubts.

 

Compiled and written by:

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~ Edwin Santos
Director of Content Production / Producer of FAC Networks, YouTube
FilAm Creative
June 2, 2017

Photos by Gabe Pagtama and Jimmy Valena

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TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement!  Buy your tickets now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fil-am-creations-a-filmmaker-movement-encore-presentation-tickets-34708223230

In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, FilAm Creative started a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge them to create short films.

“Filipino stories and narratives are rarely seen in mainstream Hollywood film and television projects. But according to these very talented and determined Pinoy filmmakers, actors, and content creators paving their own way in the industry, Filipino/a representation can change in the near future.” reports Balitang America’s Yong Chavez as she presented a 2-part series about these creative Fil-Am directors, actors, and producers on Showbiz Tonight that aired on the Filipino Channel (TFC).

The ticket purchasing link for the Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement program was released to the public on March 28.  In just an hour, the event was sold out!

Their short films premiered in front of a full house at the ArtShare LA in the DTLA Arts District during the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Tickets to the waiting list were also purchased in haste.  That night proved there is an audience demand to see Filipino and Filipino American films on the Big Screen. Filmmakers of various levels of experience stepped up with twelve original and new short films for LAAPFF 2017.   Below are a few of the trailers.

“We will be adding one additional short film titled ‘Pictures of Perla’ to the lineup. We are proud to present their efforts to all of you for an encore presentation!” says curator Craig Obligacion Wilson.

TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017 has finally arrived for the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement!  Inside a 460+ seat movie theater in the heart of NoHo! 


WHEN:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Screening begins, Q&A with filmmakers
10:30pm Event ends

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WHERE:
Regency Theater Valley Plaza 6
6355 Bellingham Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Tickets: $15.00

Free parking lot available!

FilAm Creative’s Director of Content Production, Edwin Santos along with FAC Members, filmmakers, and actors, Gabe Pagtama and Abe Pagtama promote their upcoming event, FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement on Kat Iniba’s Generation NOW.

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY BEFORE OUR ENCORE PRESENTATION SELLS OUT — AGAIN!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fil-am-creations-a-filmmaker-movement-encore-presentation-tickets-34708223230

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Compiled and written by:
~ Edwin Santos
Director of Content Production / Producer of FAC Networks
FilAm Creative
May 31, 2017

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FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

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Blog: filamcreative.org

Facebook Page: facebook.com/filamcreative

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/filamcreative

FB Filmmaker Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166470930219785/

Twitter: @FilAmCreative 

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