#FACinfocus: FAC Behind-The-Scenes Episodic Series (FilAm Creations / LAAPFF 2017 Edition)

In March of 2017, FilAm Creative’s FAC NETWORKS debuted its first episodic series, FAC Behind-The-Scenes on YouTube.  To coincide with FilAm Creations’ film challenge initiative proposed in January, FAC:BTS provided coverage and cast & crew interviews while on-location at most of the productions shot in and around Southern California.

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THE LAST STRAW, UNCLE EDDY, LOLO PEPE and MISS UNDERSTANDING featured in FAC:BTS

With eight original episodes plus a bonus episode, nine out of the twelve short films being produced were featured:  Finding Ronwe, Lolo Pepe, Uncle Eddy, Plaza Blvd, What You Don’t Say, Man Of My Dreams, I Don’t Love You, The Last Straw and Miss Understanding.  

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Edwin Santos at Media Operations at E! Entertainment / Maurus Dumalaog and Angel Qinan at FilAm Creations Premiere (right photo by Ren Arrieta and ReAL Images)

First proposed to Craig Wilson, FilAm Creative’s Director of Content Production Edwin Santos led the direction of the series and on board were Maurus Dumalaog and Angel Qinan.  As you will notice from the pilot to the final episode (the FilAm Creations / Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival edition), the look, presentation and style change. Santos knew going in that he wanted individual and independent presentations.

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Edwin Santos (camera), Carlin James (interviewee) and Angel Qinan (host) on the set of “What You Don’t Say” – Photography by Steven Lam

“I allowed the freedom for everyone to take on roles or positions of new media production that best fit into their strengths and compassions with the tools they already have.  And, feel free to experiment in positions you’re new at and see if those areas may be skills they can call their own.  That freedom to explore, discover and strengthen their talents as a host, an interviewer, as camera, as editor and / or as producer or content creator is the best way to learn and apply while on-the-job.  Both have an individual style and each episode should reflect either themselves or mirror the short film it is referencing.  All twelve films are not the same.  It is really a creative choice and in my opinion, I find it more interesting to tune in when episodes are not the same.” says Santos.

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Dante Basco (interviewee), Maurus Dumalaog (host) and Edwin Santos (camera) on the set of “What You Don’t Say”

“Thank you FilAm Creative for allowing me to play with a another passion of mine, hosting with our BTS Series. I love covering events and connecting with people. This has made my acting journey that much more fulfilling!” says Dumalaog.

With Dumalaog co-presenting (with Sheila Tejada) the Pinoy feature film, Saving Sally on its U.S. Premiere a couple of days earlier, both Qinan and Dumalaog became official hosts for the FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT Sold Out Premiere Screening of all twelve films last Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the ArtShare LA in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles during the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

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FAC:BTS Hosts Maurus Dumalaog and Angel Qinan entertain the audience before the screening.

Nice feathers on their caps!  Below are the original eight episodes under FAC:BTS.

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FilAm Creative’s Maurus Dumalaog interviews the filmmaker Angela Rose Paviera and her cast about their film, “Finding Ronwe at Unidad Park in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles in the premiere episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

FilAm Creative’s Maurus Dumalaog interviews filmmaker Craig Wilson and his cast about their film, Lolo Pepe on-location filming Day #2 in Studio City, California on the second episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

FilAm Creative’s Edwin Santos interviews filmmaker Rommel Andaya and his cast about their film, Uncle Eddy on-location filming in Palmdale, California on the third episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

FilAm Creative’s Maurus Dumalaog presents the behind-the-scenes making of Plaza Blvd with filmmaker Cassandra Pimental and her cast & crew on-location in National City, San Diego, California on this fourth episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

FilAm Creative’s Angel Qinan and Maurus Dumalaog interview filmmaker Rommel Andaya and some of his cast members about their film, What You Don’t Say on-location in Alhambra, California on this fifth episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

FilAm Creative’s Edwin Santos interviews filmmakers John Cruz and Mark Dormitorio and two of their cast members, Sheila Tejada and Cody Vaughan about their film, Man Of My Dreams on-location at Kape Republik in Cerritos, CA. on this sixth episode of FAC Behind-The -Scenes.

 

SistersLikeAngelAndAlly (Angel Qinan and Ally Castillo) interview filmmakers Mara De La Rosa and Nicholas Pilapil about their film, I Don’t Love You on this seventh episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

FilAm Creative’s Edwin Santos interviews filmmakers Vince Cruz and Stanley Wong and two of their cast members Cat Limket and Tony Garbanzos about their film, The Last Straw on this eight episode of FAC Behind-The-Scenes.

 

BONUS EPISODE:  Chismis Productions, Mar Vista Pictures and Gabe Pagtama presents
BEHIND THE SCENES Making of MISS UNDERSTANDING.

 

FAC NETWORKS showcase news, non-fiction programming and event coverage created by FilAm Creative (FAC), an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

FAC BEHIND-THE-SCENES (FilAm Creations & LAAPFF 2017 Edition) is produced by Edwin Santos, Angel Qinan and Maurus Dumalaog.

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