Watch the Easter Sunday trailer reactions from our special guest panelists - Easter Sunday cast member Melody Butiu (who plays Tita Yvonne in the film), Martha Millan (The Cleaning Lady) and Carolyn Fe (Blue's Clues & You!, Abroad Comedy) from my recent 9th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel in June 2022.
You're invited to Filipinx Actors Barakda (FAB) presents PINOY JOY this Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm (PDT)/10:00pm (EDT) at Nerds Rule The World's official YouTube channel at tinyurl.com/PinoyJoy
The show is free, but it is highly encouraged you attending to donate to Filexcellence.
Filexcellence is FAB's supporting organization whose mission is to "support, empower, and elevate by providing high-quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve." They also do fantastic work to contextualize Philippine and FilAm history and immediate responses to events happening in real time and how they might affect Filipinos here and in the homeland. Donations would help support their overhead costs as a new nonprofit as well as support their efforts to build out a global network of Mental Health resources for Filipinos around the world. Here's the link to donate: https://www.filexcellence.com/donate
Our new feature film, "The Monsters Without" makes its fourth film festival appearance (and first film festival appearance for 2022) at the XVIII Fantaspoa in Brazil - representing the Philippines.
Watch this awesome film festival trailer!
The 18th Fantaspoa will take place, in a hybrid form (with in-person sessions and part of the online programming) between April 15th and May 1st.
“The Monsters Without” (“Monstros e Humanos”) will screen at 8:00pm (20:00) at Cinemateca Capitolio with a Q&A session from Director Randal Kamradt, Producer Malou Felecia Kamradt and Executive Producer Randy Kamradt Sr.
"The Monsters Without," An Official Selection at 1st Annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival; Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021
Our fantasy adventure, " The Monsters Without" makes its third film festival appearance at the 1st Annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival! Join us this Saturday, December 11th at 12 Noon to watch the film.
Grab your tickets now at - https://sciff.ticketspice.com/sciff-ticket-passes-all?r=EDWIN1639
Once on the page, it doesn't let you choose the film, you have to choose the theater and screening time, which is as follows:
Date: Saturday, December 11th
Choose a Theater: Regal Theaters #2
See you there!
Learn about NFTs with Edwin's special guests: Carmen Villadar (a.k.a. @digitalfemme), Mike Damazo (a.k.a. @mikedamazo / Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT) and Craig Obligacion Wilson (a.k.a. TheDerbiedOne / Crypto Pill NFT of The Derby Collection).
Tune in to his Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/edwinasantos LIVE on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (PDT).
Thanks to filmmaker Ashleigh Coffelt for inviting Filipino creators on or off Twitch to participate in October 2021's Filipino American History Month collection of livestream panels.
In honor of Filipino American History Month, join us ~ Filipinx Actors Barkada ~ this Thursday, October 14 at 7pm (PDT) / 10pm (EDT) and this Friday, October 15 at 10am (Philippine time) to watch our Special Halo Halo-ween Sketch Comedy Show on YouTube LIVE!
This is the direct link to watch the show: https://bit.ly/FABHaloHaloween
To support and raise funds for the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).
"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!
These past two weeks, I had the pleasure co-presenting three films at 35th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
But, first, my crew went to the World Premiere of Diana Paragas' "Yellow Rose" which opened the festival. It was the first time in festival history a Filipina American filmmaker's debut film opened the festival. The feature film stars Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, Dale Watson and Lea Salonga. Later, it won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Film while its lead actress won the Breakthrough Performance Award.
The first film I co-presented was the North American Premiere of Mikhail Red's EERIE on May 3rd at the Downtown Independent Theater.
The director could not make it as he was filming "Block Z" in the Philippines. "Eerie" producer Malou Santos was present to introduce the film.
I also co-presented (with Craig Obligacion Wilson) the shorts program that included "The Patients" by Tess Paras and the Academy Award nominated, "Weekends" by Trevor Jimenez.
Though Shiang An Chuang's "Mama Pingpong Social Club" was a bloody good time!
The last film I co-presented (with Annie Nepomuceno) was "Journey To Ifugao" documentary from Nicanor Evangelista Jr.
At the sold-out Closing Night, I went to the World Premiere of Andrea A. Walter's beautiful "Empty By Design" that starred Rhian Ramos (above), Osric Chau, Chris Pang and Dante Basco.
Thank you to Melanie Ramos and Janna Wang for guiding us along the way. And, much thanks to the Executive Director of Visual Communications Francis Cullado for another successful film festival!
Until next year -- for the Centennial Celebration of Philippine Cinema!
I co-emceed last night's REEL Awards in Film and Television along with Lora Bofill presented by the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival headed this year by Fe P. Koons.
Here with two out of the six awardees, Mark Anthony J. Nazal, Emmy winning VFX artist of "Gotham," "Lucifer, "Westworld," "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.", etc. and Anthony Francisco, Senior Visual Designer for Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy," "AntMan" "Thor: Ragnarok," "Doctor Strange," "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame." Part of the costume design for "Black Panther." Creator of Groot.
Other honorees were journalists Janet & Ruben Nepales, musician Winston Ravel and Chenza Puno who picked up a Special Award for her late father, Philippine crooner, Rico J. Puno.
A short film I acted in, Rawmix Productions' NO REGRETS screens at the Asian World Film Festival tomorrow Saturday, October 27 at 3pm.
The "Philippines Short Film Day" Program at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City is sold out but there will be a rush line at the link below.