Summary by Edwin A. Santos Sunday, December 31, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos I like to equate 2017’s Kong: Skull Island took a page from 1997’s Anaconda where in that film, a Puerto-Rican woman and an … Continue reading Making A Difference: Filipino Talent Owning It In 2017
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Monday, November 6, 2018 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos 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 … Continue reading What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?
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. 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 … Continue reading FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More
Name: Maurus Dumalaog Hometown: Historic Filipinotown/Echo Park/Los Angeles. CA. FilAmCreative Title/Position/Role: Director of Acting Department DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: The Director of Acting Department is responsible for planning and executing events, workshops, trainings pertinent to the development … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Maurus Dumalaog – Director of Acting Department of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Last Sunday, July 23 was our 3rd annual Halo Halo Headshots, a program created by Walter Talens to bring affordable “Headshots” for actors starting out in the entertainment industry and bringing talented photographers from different fields of photography to share their skills. The program hopes to lower the barrier and encourage Filipino-Americans (or any person of color) to get their foot in the door of the industry and bring diversity to mainstream American film and television. Photographer Ren Arrieta waiting for his talent to arrive during Halo Halo Headshots 2017. Make-up artist Brenda Lisette apply foundation to Vince Cruz in preparation for his … Continue reading What Happened at the 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Halo Halo Headshots?
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, … Continue reading TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California
Every year, we are proud to be a Community Partner with Visual Communications’ annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; co-presenting various short film programs from AAPI filmmakers and talent for the next generation of Hollywood to feature film premieres from creative Pinoys from the Philippines. However, this year in 2017, we are equally proud to have taken on VC Fest’s filmmaker challenge to create short films of our own. Welcome FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT (2nd Short Films Program) curated by Craig Obligacion-Wilson: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/shorts-programs/filam-creative-shorts/ On the evening of Friday, April 27th at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in the heart of … Continue reading FilAm Creative at Opening Night Gala of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 with FilAm Creations
Artists at Play will workshop Victor Maog’s tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan, followed by multiple readings in May, 2017 across Los Angeles through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library LA Made series and AAP’s Annual Reading series. Filipino American actor, Rodney To will direct Maog’s comedy, which will be free for the public to attend. Director Rodney To’s acting credits in TV/film include “Parks and Recreation,” “You’re the Worst,” “Modern Family,” “Wilfred” and “New Girl”. Theater credits include work with Echo Theater Company, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Northlight, Center Theatre … Continue reading Artists at Play Present “tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan” Across Los Angeles, May 8, 13 & 18
Our friend Dante Basco and the producers of the-funded-short-film-and-can-be-funded-into-a-feature-film are holding an opening casting call looking for their lead heroes! Bangarang Open Casting Call – Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Location: The Great Company located at 1917 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90021 (enter at alley; be aware of posted signs). Please arrive with parent(s) or guardian. Character breakdowns are below. If you or anyone you know fits this description, they’d love for you to submit to their email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a headshot, resume and tape of the sides! NOTE: Must be a Los Angeles County Local Hire … Continue reading Open Casting Call: Dante Basco’s “Bangarang : A Short Fan Film About Rufio Before Hook,” Saturday, March 4th
New Year! New You! As pilot season is coming up, having a great headshot is the first step before you walk into the audition room. That is the first thing a casting director sees when you submit for a role and they see hundreds of photos to cast from. We’d like to introduce Darren Sabino, a NYC-based Filipino American photographer is here in Los Angeles to help you achieve a good headshot that stands out from the crowd. He is accepting appointments on January 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th. FAC Special: $150 for 1 Hour and $250 for 2 … Continue reading Get New Headshots with Darren Sabino – Currently Booking Los Angeles Sessions For January 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th, 2017