#FACinfocus: Meet Edwin Santos – Online Press of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Edwin Santos Hometown: Chicago, Illinois FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:  Online Press Creator & Event Producer (Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event)  Writer / Blogger for FAC’s official site  Producer for FAC Networks on YouTube Associate Producer for FAC Podcast: Voices (Tinig)  FAC representative with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Prior Office: FAC Director of Content Production (2016) and FAC Vice President of Content (2015) DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Working with the Leadership Team providing video coverage for various FAC events. Providing opportunities for content producers to collaborate and create original non-fiction programming (i.e. FilAm Creations:BTS) for the … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Edwin Santos – Online Press of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con; Saturday, September 2 at 2:30pm  

SAVE-THE DATE:  September 2, 2017 Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel   INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Whilce Portacio (Creator of Bishop, Wetworks, Artist on X-Men, X-Factor) Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo) Leo Partible (animation and comic book writer) … and more to be announced FilAm Creative hosts this unique panel that will take a look at the contributions of Filipino Americans in comics and animation. Hear the panelists discuss about the history of Filipinos in comics/animation, their own contributions to the arts, how they got their start, and much more. Moderator:  Rodney Cajudo Saturday, September 2, 2017 From 2:30pm to 3:30pm LONG … Continue reading Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con; Saturday, September 2 at 2:30pm  

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

Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Have you made a feature-length or a short film? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories by and/or about Asian American and Asian Pacific communities around the world? Would you like a chance for your narrative short film to be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®?   Then submit your film to the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF 2018), Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Presented by Visual Communications since 1983, the Film … Continue reading Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

It was the Saturday of the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where most of our members stood in line just to enter Hall H, cosplayed as their favorite sci-fi or superhero characters and generally satisfied their thirsts of nerd fandom from every possible film, television show, graphic novel and online gaming of all genres! Still, our 7th FilAm Creations meeting & potluck had a productive turnout.  Current members invited a friend to be part of our increasing network of Filipino American talent in Hollywood today.  Our members also did not come empty handed. FilAm Creative’s Secretary Angela Paviera brought her … Continue reading What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

Our first informational writers session took place yesterday afternoon created and led by Kaitlyn Fae. We went over our writing goals and expectations for the next few months, as well as placing everyone in writing teams. Handouts were also dispersed among the attending members of all sketch comedy levels.  Those who weren’t able to make it, their handouts were received via email as well as placed on teams.  The handouts included information and examples about writing sketch comedy. This is our first genre we will be developing and creating from.  Our goal is simple: to encourage members to write creatively. … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

FilAm Creative’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio, Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, July 11, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos FilAm Creative presents FAC’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event — a panel discussion and networking event open to … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio, Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao

What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

Heels off after FilAm Creative’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel yesterday was FilAm Creations’ 6th Meeting and Potluck.  And, boy, the monthly social had one of its most hilarious break-the-ice introductions yet! This first sign should have been a warning…  One of our members brought balut to the potluck! For those of you who don’t know, balut is a developing bird embryo (usually a duck or chicken) that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originates and is commonly sold as street-food in the Philippines.  It is usually served with beer, but alcohol products were not allowed at the potluck.  As … Continue reading What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Friday, June 2, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos “Today is the day.  Today…we continue our push to make a sustainable industry for Filipino Americans in Hollywood.” says Lolo Pepe filmmaker … Continue reading What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

#FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

“My name is Captain Dela Pena and I am your nurse. You are in a hospital in Washington, DC. You were injured downrange and your family has been notified. They are on their way here.” “My legs hurt! (Reaches down to touch residual limb) Where are my legs?!!” “I am so sorry to tell you but you lost your legs in the blast.” “Where are my battle buddies? Where is Jason? Are they here too?” How do I tell him his battle buddies didn’t survive? That was seven years ago for me. I was a critical care nurse at Walter … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day