What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?

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?

FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More

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

#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

Meet Our 2017 FilAm Creative Leadership

…and they are: 2017 Active Founders & Board of Directors Walter Boholst Rex Sampaga Ed Mallillin 2017 Executive Board President – Meriden Villanueva Vice President & Treasurer – Walter Talens Secrretary – Angela Paviera 2017 Administrative Department Directors Online Press – Edwin Santos Technology – Rodney Cajudo Business Development – Arlyn Dela Pena 2017 Creative Department Directors Filmmaking – Craig Wilson Writing – Kaitlyn Fae Digital Programming – Mara De La Rosa Acting – Maurus Dumalaog Full bios will be published starting tomorrow Monday. —————————————————————————————————————— FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans … Continue reading Meet Our 2017 FilAm Creative Leadership

What Happened at the 5th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

Held at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles on Saturday, May 27, 2017 (twenty-four nights removed from FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival premiere and four nights before its encore screening at the Regency Theatres in North Hollywood), current members welcomed new members into the O13 Pinoywood cinematic wave. It was a night of celebration, but also to prepare for the encore screening of FilAm Creations’ 1st Wave of Filipino American short films to play for the public!  Moreover, upcoming events and projects on the horizon. Executive Director Meriden Villanueva and FilAm Creations curator … Continue reading What Happened at the 5th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

What Happened When FilAm Creative Attended NBCUniversal’s Exclusive TIPS Session?

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?

#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)

FilAm Creative at Opening Night Gala of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 with FilAm Creations

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