#FACinfocus News: Filipino American Talent in Films with Premieres, Releases, Special Screenings and Festival Tours 2018 – Part I

Announcement by Edwin A. Santos Thursday, February 8, 2018  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos The slow months leading towards the two back-to-back film awards presentations:  the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards are spent with … Continue reading #FACinfocus News: Filipino American Talent in Films with Premieres, Releases, Special Screenings and Festival Tours 2018 – Part I

Co-Presentations, FilAm Creations & Closing Night of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Thursday, May 18, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos It’s been one week since the 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and two weeks since our FilAm Creations: A … Continue reading Co-Presentations, FilAm Creations & Closing Night of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

#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)

Open Casting Call: Dante Basco’s “Bangarang : A Short Fan Film About Rufio Before Hook,” Saturday, March 4th

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 bangarangthefilm@gmail.com 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

What Happened at “The Filipino American Hall of Fame” Premiere Party?

On Wednesday, September 14, FilAm Creative’s original content channel, Bidyo, held a premiere party for its inaugural web series, Filipino American Hall of Fame at Far Bar in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. Bidyo is a YouTube channel devoted to showcasing original content created by, or for the Filipino American community. The FAHOF web series was written, directed and produced by John Flores and Craig Wilson and stars Jaclyn Hernandez and Tony Garbanzos. Hosted by FilAm Creative (FAC), the new show highlighted ten selected FilAm industry professionals in a comedic and lighthearted way:  Vanessa Hudgens, Bruno Mars, Dante Basco, … Continue reading What Happened at “The Filipino American Hall of Fame” Premiere Party?

Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) made its debut on the second weekend of Filipino American History Month from October 7th thru October 9th at Cinemark X D Theaters inside the South Bay Pavilion.  FilAm Creative was a Community Sponsor where our members volunteered, introduced, hosted and moderated Q&As throughout the film festival’s weekend screenings of world premieres, special screenings, short films, documentaries, animated films and student films – local, nationwide and abroad. Below is the announcement of the first winners of LAPIFF 2016 by co-founders Abe Pagtama, Jush Andowitt and Fe P. Koons: The Mission of the Los Angeles … Continue reading Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: apl.de.ap

apl.de.ap is the ninth honoree of Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the ninth episode airs this Monday, October 10th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ     apl.de.ap headlined the 25th year Silver Celebration of the annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture this past Saturday (October 8, 2016) at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California this Filipino American History Month.  He closed when he sang the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” with special guest … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: apl.de.ap

The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival, October 7-9, 2016

FilAm Creative (FAC) is a Community Sponsor for the 1st Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) from October 7-9, 2016 at Cinemark X D Theaters inside the South Bay Pavilion located at 20700 South Avalon Blvd #285 in Carson, California 90746. Screenings will start from 10:00am to 12:00am midnight. We are also proud to have our own FAC members with works in the festival as well.   LAPIFF is an organization devoted to the advancement, development and showcase of Filipino Filmmakers / Artists around the world through film, providing the global community of entertainment professionals and filmgoers with consistent annual screening … Continue reading The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival, October 7-9, 2016

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Dante Basco is the third honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the third episode airs this Friday, September 23rd!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative and its mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ      Growing up, there were no Filipino American faces on both television and film.  My friends have all mentioned it was the character of “Sulu” played by George Takei on the original 1960’s Star Trek television series as representation of an Asian American image in media.  For … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco