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

Why Our Story Hasn’t Been Told. Until Now.

Day 4 of The Valor Project guest blogging on FAC. Our Kickstarter campaign has 7 days left! Please visit and support this creative endeavor! http://kck.st/1dpKqW6 There it was. A side by side Zapruder film like analysis, outlining the omission of key historical figures. Hollywood had failed to accurately portray the inclusion of key participants in a piece of history. Certainly not the first time this had happened, or the last time. The uproar was justified and the questions mounted. “Why would they do this?” “Why did they give credit where credit was due?” But you only have to look at … Continue reading Why Our Story Hasn’t Been Told. Until Now.

Stories from “The Valor Project”

FilAmCreative.org is proud to host “The Valor Project: World War II Stories from the Philippines” this week as they raise money for their documentary film on Kickstarter. This week we will be featuring content from the making of the film by the filmmaker, Rodney Cajudo. – FilAm Creative Day 2 of The Valor Project guest blogging on FAC. Our Kickstarter campaign has 9 days left! Please visit and support this creative endeavor!  http://kck.st/1dpKqW6 I’ve met and interviewed so many amazing men and women so far in my pursuit of documenting stories.  Here are a few: Guadioso Bayani Evangelista Last October … Continue reading Stories from “The Valor Project”

Meet the man behind The Valor Project: World War II Stories from the Philippines

Hello Filam Creative!  My name is Rodney Cajudo, I am a writer, director, producer, and overall storyteller.  I am thrilled to be able to come and share with you stories about my current project, The Valor Project:  World War II Stories from the Phillippines.  I present to you my first blog post for the Filam Creative Blog: “I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but I want to give back to the Philippines one day.” . I made this vow to myself, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, on the way back to Los Angeles from the Philippines. . It … Continue reading Meet the man behind The Valor Project: World War II Stories from the Philippines

“The Valor Project” week at FilAmCreative.org

FilAmCreative.org is proud to host “The Valor Project: World War II Stories from the Philippines” this week as they raise money for their documentary film on Kickstarter. This week we will be featuring content from the making of the film by the filmmaker, Rodney Cajudo. – FilAm Creative The Valor Project: World War II Stories from the Philippines, is on an ongoing mission to help the people who fought and lived during World War II in the Philippines tell their story. This story telling project will use different mediums of art; a documentary film, photography, fiction, poems, and creative non-fiction. … Continue reading “The Valor Project” week at FilAmCreative.org