#FACinfocus News: Filipino American Talent in Films with Premieres, Releases, Special Screenings and Festival Tours 2018 – Part 3

Announcement by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, March 27, 2018  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos We all know that Filipinos celebrate Independence Day every year on June 12 and Filipino American History Month in all of October, … Continue reading #FACinfocus News: Filipino American Talent in Films with Premieres, Releases, Special Screenings and Festival Tours 2018 – Part 3

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

What Happened at FilAm Creative’s 1st Television Writers Panel?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Saturday, December 24, 2016  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos On Saturday, December 3, 2016, FilAm Creative assembled their first industry expert panel devoted specifically towards writing for television and film. Much useful information and … Continue reading What Happened at FilAm Creative’s 1st Television Writers Panel?

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: Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere is the tenth honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the tenth episode airs this Friday, October 14th!  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      As the old Hollywood adage goes, Tia Carrere was discovered by a film producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store in her home of Hawaii and was cast in the 1988 movie Aloha Summer (also starring The Karate Kid: Part 2’s Yuji Okumoto) and the rest is history! Prior … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Tia Carrere

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: Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips is the seventh honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the seventh episode airs this Sunday, October 2nd!  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    Born at the Subic Bay Naval Station in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines, the son of Lucita Umayam Arañas (Filipina mother) and Gerald Amon Upchurch (American father), Lou Diamond Phillips have been putting out quality work during his 30+ year career span.  From his breakthrough role as Ritchie Valens in … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lou Diamond Phillips

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Rob Schneider and Jo Koy

Rob Schneider and Jo Koy are the fourth and fifth honorees in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the fourth and fifth episodes airs this Sunday, September 25th! 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     You know of those late, late, late night fringe stand-up comedy shows you would watch during your college years that play on late, late, late night television after 2am in the morning on a Saturday night while during your laughter, … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Rob Schneider and Jo Koy