#FACinfocus: Meet Mara De La Rosa – Digital Programming of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Mara De La Rosa Hometown: Las Pinas, Philippines and Santa Rosa, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: FAC YouTube Channel, Senior Producer DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Organize the launch of FAC’s redesigned YouTube page and facilitate the submission process for the first season of FAC’s sketch comedy show. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Writer/Director/Actor/Producer/Production Designer – Mara is a writer, director, actor and producer. Her short films include I Don’t Love You (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), BASTARD (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival) and I Like Femme Lesbians (Outfest, Outfest FUSION Jury Prize Honorable Mention). She is … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Mara De La Rosa – Digital Programming of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

#FACinfocus: Meet Rodney Cajudo – Technology Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Rodney Cajudo Hometown: Long Beach, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Technology Director – Responsible for FAC Livestream/Podcast: Voices (Tinig) and TriCaster Operation Specialist. DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Co-Producing the FAC podcast/livestream show “Voices.” Technical Director for livestream of … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Rodney Cajudo – Technology Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Have you made a feature-length or a short film? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories by and/or about Asian American and Asian Pacific communities around the world? Would you like a chance for your narrative short film to be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®?   Then submit your film to the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF 2018), Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Presented by Visual Communications since 1983, the Film … Continue reading Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

It was the Saturday of the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where most of our members stood in line just to enter Hall H, cosplayed as their favorite sci-fi or superhero characters and generally satisfied their thirsts of nerd fandom from every possible film, television show, graphic novel and online gaming of all genres! Still, our 7th FilAm Creations meeting & potluck had a productive turnout.  Current members invited a friend to be part of our increasing network of Filipino American talent in Hollywood today.  Our members also did not come empty handed. FilAm Creative’s Secretary Angela Paviera brought her … Continue reading What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

Our first informational writers session took place yesterday afternoon created and led by Kaitlyn Fae. We went over our writing goals and expectations for the next few months, as well as placing everyone in writing teams. Handouts were also dispersed among the attending members of all sketch comedy levels.  Those who weren’t able to make it, their handouts were received via email as well as placed on teams.  The handouts included information and examples about writing sketch comedy. This is our first genre we will be developing and creating from.  Our goal is simple: to encourage members to write creatively. … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

FilAm Creative’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio, Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, July 11, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos FilAm Creative presents FAC’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event — a panel discussion and networking event open to … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio, Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao

What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

Heels off after FilAm Creative’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel yesterday was FilAm Creations’ 6th Meeting and Potluck.  And, boy, the monthly social had one of its most hilarious break-the-ice introductions yet! This first sign should have been a warning…  One of our members brought balut to the potluck! For those of you who don’t know, balut is a developing bird embryo (usually a duck or chicken) that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originates and is commonly sold as street-food in the Philippines.  It is usually served with beer, but alcohol products were not allowed at the potluck.  As … Continue reading What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

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

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Friday, June 2, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos “Today is the day.  Today…we continue our push to make a sustainable industry for Filipino Americans in Hollywood.” says Lolo Pepe filmmaker … Continue reading What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

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, … 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

#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. 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.   First proposed to Craig Wilson, FilAm … Continue reading #FACinfocus: FAC Behind-The-Scenes Episodic Series (FilAm Creations / LAAPFF 2017 Edition)