"The Monsters Without" World Premiere at 37th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; Friday, Oct, 1, 2021 at Regal LA Live
You're invited to the World Premiere of our narrative feature, THE MONSTERS WITHOUT to screen at the 37th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Friday, October 1, 9:00pm (PDT) at Regal LA LIVE's Theater #12 in DTLA.
I have an acting role in the film.
Written and directed by Randal Kamradt and starring Jessica Neistadt and Jake Macapagal, the fantastical adventure is about a terrifying ancient Yablo called Nameless who arrives with a plan to forcibly return his kind to their home dimension, as only the members of P.H.A.S.E. resolve to stop him. Their leader is Setsuko, a Japanese-Korean woman who has clawed her way to the top of her field, only to request a P.H.A.S.E. assignment. Her fiance, Rommel Romero (Jake Macapagal), is an ex-police detective and the second in command. Two Americans, April and Richard, specialize in security and technology, respectively. Rommel's sister Wonder has a unique connection with the Yablo and serves as team biologist. The new intern Benito still has trouble believing everything he sees with P.H.A.S.E. And the newest recruit, Miranda (Jessica Neistadt), holds a stunning secret that will change everything. Though Nameless is nearly invincible, these lonely, conflicted, difficult, loving, and altogether human men, women, and monsters of P.H.A.S.E. must band together to save the world.
Tickets for the General Public will be on Sale today, Monday, September 13 here - https://laapff2021.eventive.org/schedule/the-monsters-without-61341facc255ce004bfcf1b4 . Get them today before it sells out!
Regal L.A. LIVE: Theatre 12
1000 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Friday, October 1, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30 PM PDT
See you there!
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My New (and Extensive) Interview with The Nerds of Color's ShoPowSho premiering today at 3AM (PDT) on YouTube.
Watch and chat live with other viewers here: https://youtu.be/mAcu8qaXp8o .
Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood presents the 8th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel on Facebook LIVE and Twitch TV.
RSVP HERE - https://www.facebook.com/events/292594542496143
A panel discussion and networking event featuring our special guest industry panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board while shining a spotlight on Filipino talent in Hollywood today.
Hear our panelists discuss about their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.
Get a chance to ask our panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.
2021 INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS INCLUDE:
- DEEDEE MAGNO HALL is best known as the voice of “Pearl” on Cartoon Network’s award winning animated series, "Steven Universe." Her theater credits include being “Kim” on Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National & Asian Tours), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), "Diana" Next To Normal (East West Players), If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour). Her television and film credits include being part of the original cast of Disney Channel’s “All New Mickey Mouse Club." Also, "Goliath," "Grey's Anatomy," "Third Watch," "Dellaventura," "Rear Window," "Face," "Sister Act 2." And, her recordings include four albums with Hollywood Record’s pop group, “The Party." And, she is a co-founder of mommy singing group, “Mama Bares."
- EARL BAYLON is currently the Artistic Director of Room To Improv, an Asian American improv troupe serving the Los Angeles community... and beyond! Credits include the recent "Tomb Raider" video game trilogy, "Supportive White Parents, a one-hour comedic musical at the Second City Hollywood, and the feature film, "Lumpia With A Vengeance," Winner of the audience award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. You can find him co-hosting and talking nerdy on Pangeekery, a weekly live video podcast on the GeekishNetwork Twitch channel.
- LOU TICZON is a Filipino-Canadian actor and writer born in Regina, Saskatchewan. His family relocated to Vancouver, BC in the early 90’s and have called it home ever since. Lou is best known for playing David Chin on CW’s "Arrow" and Charles Dimakulangan on CW’s "Two Sentence Horror Stories."
- EDWIN A. SANTOS (Moderator) is an actor and a film producer. With 20+ years of professional experience in the entertainment industry, as an actor, his work can be seen in the feature films, "The Last Exorcist," "Blue Dream" and "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story," and as a producer, his work includes the award-winning "Mad Cowgirl" with Sarah Lassez, James Duval and Devon Odessa, and "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance" with Bai Ling and Tommy Wiseau. He is the Founder of the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel and he is a Board Member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood.
DATE / TIME / LOCATION:
Saturday, June 12, 2021
From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Please use the hashtags: #FilipinoHollywoodActorsPanel as well as #FACCHO or #FACCHollywood.
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood's (FACCHO) mission is to unite and empower creative Filipino American professionals and businesses in the Entertainment Industry towards mainstream influence and exposure. Their vision is to bridge professional careers and businesses through facilitating networks and resources, opening opportunities, and promoting collaborations. All this within our Core Values: Engagement, Inclusion, Integrity, Professionalism and Transparency.
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Livestream Guest Panel: Filipinos In Animation - featuring Marvel Studios' Anthony Francisco ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Black Panther," "Doctor Strange," "Ant-Man," the creator of Groot and a Pinoy influence on the female warriors of "Black Panther"), Bobby Pontillas (writer/director of the Academy Award nominated short animated film, "One Small Step" at Taiko Studios; "Big Hero 6," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Zootopia" at Disney Animation) and writer/director Keith Sicat ("Rigodon," "Ka Oryang," "The Guerrilla is a Poet," "Woman of the Ruins").
Saturday, May 15 for Los Angeles, California (6pm) and the Philippines (11am) on Facebook LIVE and Twitch TV.
- Fe P. Koons, writer, movie critic and President, Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival.
- Angela Relucio, actor, ("The Glorias," "Code Black," "Ozarks," History Channel's "Six".)
- JASONAREALTOR.com | Your Los Angeles Metro area real estate agent.
- Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood (FACCHO) - FACCHollywood.org
- TheLAPIFF - Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival
Produced by Fe P. Koons, Jason Agcaoili and Edwin A. Santos, (actor/producer and founder of the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel).
Edwin A. Santos Co-Moderates Women's Month: Filipina American Women in Film with Sari Lluch Dalena, March 30
Online via Zoom Live (registration required) - https://facchomar30.eventbrite.com/
It will also simulcast on Facebook LIVE.
Women's Month: Filipina American Women in Film
Tuesday, March 30 at 5:30pm (Los Angeles time)
Presented by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - Hollywood (FACC - Hollywood) and the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
Guest: Sari Lluch Dalena
Sari Dalena is an independent filmmaker from the Philippines and holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Film Production from New York University.
She has been the recipient of the Fulbright-Hayes scholarship, New York Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Fellowship, and the 13 Artists Award at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Dalena’s first feature film, the post-9/11 immigrant film "Rigodon" won Best Feature at the International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers.
Her first full-length documentary on the atrocities during the Philippine-American War, "Memories of a Forgotten War" (2001), screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight in New York City and the Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam.
In 2012, her Martial Law drama, Ka Oryang was awarded Best Picture and Best Director prizes at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. Her other notable works include "Church Dog" (1994), "White Funeral" (1997), "The Guerrilla is a Poet" (2013), "The Women of Malolos" (2013), and "Dahling Nick" (2015).
She is an Associate Professor and former Director at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.
> Edwin A. Santos
Actor and Film Producer with 20+ years in the entertainment industry.
- As an actor, he can be seen in the feature films "Blue Dream" (2013) starring James Duval, "The Last Exorcist" (2020) starring Danny Trejo and "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" (2020) starring Dominique Swain.
- As a producer, he has five feature films to his credit including "Mad Cowgirl" (2006) starring Sarah Lassez and James Duval; and "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance" (2015) starring Bai Ling and Tommy Wiseau.
- Founder of the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel.
- Board Member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood (FACCHO).
> Fe Koons
- Poet, Author, freelance sportswriter, and movie critic.
- Founding member of the Women Writers in Media (WOMEN) in the Philippines, author of children's books on Filipino and Asian folktales, and playwright of "The Last Days of Jose Rizal", "The Rainbow Princess", and "Vera Cruz".
- Founder, Board Member, and President of the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
"Nice new shiny UCB building...
Nice new shiny UCB building...
The door was open and I could've went inside to see what it looked like but, I didn't want to bother anyone. Although, I hear it's opening in November (I wonder if that large marquee glows red?). One thing for sure, this second location will definitely attract a diverse generation of new improvisors...culturally-speaking"
That was my first post about the new Upright Citizens Brigade theater located on Sunset Boulevard (east of Western Avenue) on October 4, 2014 with the following photos I took that day.
That area is a densely urban neighborhood. The residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (23.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (23.6%), and residents who report Armenian roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (5.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 49.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country. The UCB Sunset campus attracted people of color and lifestyles interested in pursuing comedy. Not just improv and sketch, but, I've seen stand-up, too.
When I was studying long form improv at UCB, I was studying at local rented theaters around the neighborhood, and our graduation performances were held at the original Los Angeles UCB theater on Franklin Avenue. Two primary things were solved when the second theater was renovated from what once housed, and it can be summed up with just one word: Campus. All classes and graduation shows were held at UCB Sunset. And, because of its campus-feel, all Open Mics and smaller shows were moved from the Franklin theater to the Sunset campus..
Like the Franklin theater, Sunset had its parking issues. Residents complained of no parking spaces for them as students and attendees went to the Sunset campus daily. UCB Sunset offered valet parking but even that had limited slots. To get there early was essential but carpools and local transit helped.
I completed the basic program in 2013 at UCB Franklin. Afterwards, I hustled and networked around town at various improv theaters and weekly shows. I performed in one sketch Jonathan Grant wrote based on a premise I had at B.Y.O.S Sketch Open Mic...
...and, also performed in two sketches with Polyphilos Trismegistos at Smut's Dirty Little Secret show...
- all three at UCB Sunset's Inner Sanctum Stage in 2015.
Also, I witnessed the origins of Asian AF and Filipino AF beginning with the first "Scarlett Johansson Presents…" show in 2016 to the final show in 2017 (where I was hired to film the entire show. That's me with the plaid shirt).
I was there to see the first show of Asian AF presents Filipino AF. About 280+ filled the Inner Sanctum Stage with standing room in the back! I also took part in it in later shows thereafter.
With UCB Sunset's surprising announcement of its closure yesterday (after months of non-essential businesses ordered to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic), I will miss going there between auditions, hiding from the summer heat by cooling off inside while seeing new acts, early parking tickets and that time after hiking at Griffith Park, before driving home to the SFV, I rested my worn out legs/feet there while consuming treats from the cafe.
Not to mention seeing old friends and meeting new people.
I wish UCB well. And, hopefully once the virus is controlled and this pandemic is eradicated, we can return to the Franklin theater with community.
I guess I won't be using this card anymore. I was one punch hole away from getting free items... And, UCB Franklin does not have a cafe.
I have a supporting role in this upcoming and important new film from writer/director Robin Bain, GIRL LOST: A HOLLYWOOD STORY (2020) starring Cody Renee Cameron, Brooke Haven, Dominique Swain, Moxie Owens and Psalms Salazar.
The feature film offers a glimpse into the lives of women involved in the sex industry through the interconnected stories of a teen runaway, single mother and two career escorts.
Stream and watch it at Amazon Prime Video today or anytime at your convenience - amzn.to/36tn03X
Edwin A. Santos Co-Moderates Inclusion: Filipinas In Film & Television Panel with Princess Punzalan, Grace Moss and Janet Nepales, October 17
For the Artists, Creatives & Business Podcast:
**Live via ZOOM (requires registration), CLICK LINK HERE - and FB Live.**
Guest Panel: Inclusion - Filipinas in Film & Television, with Princess Punzalan, Grace Moss, and Janet Nepales.
- PRINCESS PUNZALAN - Actress, Producer, cast member of "Yellow Rose," and a respected actor in the Philippine entertainment industry now based in Los Angeles.
- GRACE MOSS - Sr. Director of Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment.
- JANET NEPALES - is a multiple Los Angeles Press Club award winning journalist, and the first and only Filipina member of the prestigious Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that presents the annual Golden Globe Awards.
Presented by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood and the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival.
It's Filipino American History Month this October!
As we celebrate this occasion, let's get to know Fil-Am Hollywood actor and producer Edwin A. Santos, and take inspiration from his humble beginnings before his shot in the industry. Interview premieres at 10AM tomorrow, October 14 in the Philippines (October 13 at 7PM PST). Hosted by DJ Jerry! CLICK ON THE POSTER BELOW TO WATCH THE LIVE FEED.