“NIGHT OF RADIANCE” FilAm Creative’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser Recap

It was a magical night on Fri. 11/15/19 at Night of Radiance: FilAm Creative’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser. Art Share LA was filled with unity, good vibes, and milestone memories for all involved. Thanks so much to Ren Arrieta of ReAl Images for these treasured photos. Feel free to tag yourselves.

FAC honored the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) , Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco of the National Film Society and Awesome Asian Bad Guys and Asian AFAsian AF Presents: Filipino AF [12/6] for their contributions to advancing Filipinos and Asian Americans in entertainment.

Performances by Jay AquinoJason SistonaTravis Atreo and Alfa Bieselin entertained the crowd. Special recognition from the LA Mayor’s office was given to FilAm Creative Voices Podcast and the current and past board of directors and executive directors of FAC, ED John, Rex Sampaga, Darlene Alcantara Vios, Melissa Arce De Guzman, Walter Boholst, Meriden VillanuevaTale Walt, and Charles Gray.

It takes a lot of sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears for any endeavor to make it to 10 years and FAC has seen the world change for the better over that time. Hopefully it has been a part of it. Great thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who helped put it together. Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks to everyone for being a part of a special night.



You are cordially invited to celebrate FilAm Creative’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser. Join us to look back on a decade of community activism, inspiration and support as well as looking forward to the future.

Friday, November 15, 2019 Red Carpet / Doors: 5:30 PM Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Art Share LA (in Downtown LA’s Arts District): 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles 90013

* Help raise funds for the only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting Filipino Americans in the entertainment industry.

* Be a part of the inaugural FAC honors for artistic excellence and community support.

FAC will be honoring:

Pilipino Workers Center

PWC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization who’s mission is to organize the Pilipino community in Southern California to build labor leaders in the domestic worker industry. PWC is a generous supporter of many FilAms in the entertainment industry including its role as the homebase for FilAm Creative and Sunday Jump. Check them out at their website.


Asian AF/Filipino AF

ASIAN AF (Asian As F***) is the premier Asian American variety show at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the best Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, storytellers, and more.  It skyrocketed in popularity and eventually spawned the hugely successful Filipino AF produced by FilAms including Joy Regullano. Check them out at Asian AF. Filipino AF. 


Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco

Founders of the National Film Society and creators of Awesome Asian Bad Guys

Founded in 2011, Patrick and Stephen’s brainy offbeat National Film Society Youtube Channel commentary on the film industry exploded onto the scene, amassing over 1.8 million views and over 12,000 subscribers, and it was one of the founding members of PBS Digital Studios, PBS’s award-winning multichannel network. Along they way they produced the hugely popular “Awesome Asian Bad Guys” movie featuring Asian stars such as Randall Park, Dante Basco, and Tamlyn Tomita. Stephen also produced the Oscar winning short film “God of Love”, became VP of Digital at Ovation and just founded a new company called Dadventures. Patrick, who had previously written/directed the feature “Mr. Sadman” starring Scoot McNairy, starred in the ABS-CBN Cinematographo FilAm film “Bitter Melon” and is a producer and voice actor on Long Distance, a documentary podcast selected for the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program with PRX.

Patrick’s website

Stephen’s website

* Performers include:


Check out her albums on soundcloud, spotify, youtube and more. Alfa is classically trained on violin, piano, and also plays guitar and ukelele. She also directs the Sunsets & Sounds live music program at Hotel Indigo in downtown LA and is currently working on a new album⁣. Check her out at her website.


Made in the Philippines, born in America, Jay Aquino is a comedian originally from Torrance. He has performed at venues all across Los Angeles. Jay works as an administrative coordinator for a nonprofit by day, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA.


Jason is a Los Angeles native and rising hip hop performer/rapper. He has performed all over California in areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. His subject matter deals with the struggle of self-identity. jasonsistona.com https://jasonsistona.bandcamp.com/


With over 50.3 million views on YouTube and 80 million streams on Spotify of his Top 40 covers, and praise from the pop titan, Taylor Swift, herself, Travis Atreo is undeniably a pop force that should be on your radar. Travis’ debut solo EP of all original music, “Keep Hope Alive” was released in February of 2017 and is proving to be just as well-received.



Pork menudo
Chop suey
Special dessert from Ubelicious!

Vodka sponsored by Papo J’s Lambanog Vodka!

Wine/Beer/Special mixed drinks available for purchase

* Attire: business casual

* Admission: $45 pre-sale (for FAC member discount see below)

* Discount Code: $35 (Use discount code “winkwink”.)

* College Admission: $35 (College students present ID at the door)

* Group tickets:
5-9 tickets $33/each
10 tickets $30/each
12 or more email Ed Mallillin <edward.j.mallillin@gmail.com>

* NO ticket purchase at the door

(all admission includes dinner/dessert & non-alcoholic drink)

Parking: Free Parking across the street after 5pm



Instructions for Venmo and Pay Pal:
1. Set up an account if you don’t have one.
2. Log in to your account
3. Search for FilAm Creative’s name (below)
4. Plug in your donation amount
5. In the notes field write:
– (your name)
– (# of tickets purchased)
– (your email and phone number)
– Enter your promo code “winkwink”
– If you were referred by a specific person please make a note with their name along with your payment so they get credit
6. Purchase ticket


Venmo:  @filamcreative

Pay Pal: info@filamcreative.org

– Eventbrite Adult Ticket: https://tinyurl.com/y27wz5kh (fees may apply, deadline 11/15 noon). To get the discount code ticket see below.

– Evenbrite Discount Code or College Student Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filam-creatives-10th-anniversary-event-night-of-radiancecollege-ticket-tickets-75603816049 (fees may apply, deadline 11/14 midnight)

In person payments or credit card purchases: Stay tuned for upcoming FilAm Creative events (get on the newsletter at info@filamcreative.org or follow facebook.com/filamcreative.

In-kind donations/questions: Email info@filamcreative.org

FilAm Creative and our community can’t thank you enough for your support. We look forward to seeing you at our Night of Radiance!

To make a tax-deductible donation(USA) to FAC go to https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/donate/