FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates nine years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media! Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 9th will be our 4th Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors — a … Continue reading Meet Ginger Gonzaga (NBC’s “Champions”) at 4th FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 9, 2018 at Pilipino Workers Center
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Wednesday, December 27, 2018 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos An argument or debate can be made how and when did it all began? No, I’m not talking about the birth of … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s Notable Firsts of 2017
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, November 21, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Five months after FilAm Creative’s first encore screening back in May, 2017 [link], its FilAm Creations Filmmaker Challenge returned to the Regency Theaters’ Valley Plaza 6 with a second slate of new short films under that initiative as “FilAm Creations 2.” And, what was different in this second go-around was an awards presentation of five categories. You can go to this [link] for the nominees, the jury and the judging criteria. After the introductory welcome by our Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, the … Continue reading Winners from the “FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation
Name: Craig Obligacion Wilson Hometown: San Diego, CA. FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Director of Filmmaking Department DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Communicate with film festivals and media organizations to feature works by Filipino-American filmmakers. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Writer / Director Craig Wilson has been a festival director at both San Diego Indie Fest Film Festival, and Short’s N Spirits Showcase as well as a judge at the Burbank International Film Festival. Having run film and theater collectives for close to twenty years, he is now the Director of the Filmmaking Department for FilAm Creative. He also co-produced a … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Craig Wilson – Filmmaking Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Name: Angela Paviera Hometown: Cupertino, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Secretary DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Primary responsibilities are to maintain community organization, account all minutes at every board meeting, schedule meetings, coordinate events, and coordinate volunteers. The secretary is also a liaison between internal and external staff. Angela also provides creative services for FilAm Creative events such as graphic design and photography. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Director/Producer/Art Director/Photographer/Video Editor/Graphic Designer – Angela received her Bachelor’s of Science in Film from Academy of Art in 2015. Moving to Los Angeles and interned for Blue Fox Entertainment, a company in … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Angela Paviera – Secretary of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Name: Walter Talens Hometown: San Francisco, CA. FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Vice President, Treasurer/Finance, Event Producer (Halo Halo Headshots and Writers Panel) Prior Office: FilAm Creative President, 2016 DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Working with the board of directors and other senior executives of the organization, the vice president plans, develops and enforces policies and objectives for the organization to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals. Financial responsibilities include overseeing and maintaining the financial budgets for the organization. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Actor/Director/Editor/Camera Operator – A film school graduate and veteran combat cameraman, Walter has worked … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Walter Talens – Vice President, Treasurer/Finance of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Since its announcement, the days leading up to Tuesday, May 16, 2017 of FilAm Creative’s exclusive session with NBCUniversal reps and their introduction of its Talent Infusion Programs (TIPS) were filled with anticipation. “So excited for this meeting with NBC Universal..” says Arlyn DeLa Pena. It all started with a phone call made by AJ Calomay (currently assistant editor for USA Network’s Mr. Robot and previously with the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). That phone call led to an introductory meeting between FilAm Creative’s Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, Chief Financial Officer Walter Talens and the curator of FilAm Creations Craig Obligacion Wilson … Continue reading What Happened When FilAm Creative Attended NBCUniversal’s Exclusive TIPS Session?
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
What happened at the 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Meetup? Well, this! We doubled our size since the first FAC / LAAPFF Meetup on January 12 [link]. The first meetup by FilAm Creative (FAC) spawned six and later, ten production teams to produce ten short films to premiere and fill a program block at this year’s 33rd annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27 – May 3). The overwhelming interest gave birth to FilAm Creations. The conversation continued at our official Facebook group. Word spread fast — not only in the Filipino American community … Continue reading What Happened at 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?