"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!
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).
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
I have a role in this upcoming new film from writer/director Robin Bain, THE LAST EXORCIST (2020) starring Danny Trejo, Rachele Brooke Smith, Terri Ivens.
Story: Two sisters are haunted by the demons of their past.
Arriving on DVD and Digital, Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Just in time for Halloween!
A film I acted in - NO REGRETS - is now on YouTube in its entirety. It was produced for the 2018 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project. And, it premiered as an Official Selection at the Asian World Film Festival in 2018.
With the encouragement of her good friend Sam, Ashley travels back to the past to stop the engagement of her true love.
The film was written (with Michael Kuya) and directed by Rommel Andaya. Executive produced by RAWMIXProductions.
Melissa Jane Rodriguez, Michael Kuya, Tony Garbanzos, Mary Grant, Danni Huang Gadigan, Jeff Gadigan, Lora Bofill and I round out the cast.
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!
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.
I will be signing autographs for Samurai Cop 2 at DragonFest this Saturday, August 25 in Burbank, CA.
It will be held at Burbank's Pickwick Gardens Convention Center. I will be there tomorrow Saturday for autographs and pictures so, bring your "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance" stuff. (I am the Producer and Actor in the film) Come by and say "Hi." I'll be at the Cinema Epoch booth from 10am - 5pm.
I will have a supply of Blu-rays, DVDs and official tees for me to sign. If nothing to sign, come by and say "Hi," shoot the breeze and feel free to take a picture, if you want. Hope to see you all there!
Enjoyed working (as an actor) with the cast & crew of RAWMIX Productions' new film, "No Regrets" set to premiere on Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 2:00pm at the Regal Cinemas LA Live in DTLA. (Screening Group J - Tickets: https://ab-aut.ticketbud.com/la48filmfestival2018).
This was my first time doing the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Challenge and my second time directed by Rommel Andaya since 2017's "What You Don't Say."
Director - Rommel Andaya
Director of Photography - Homer Dulu
Grip - Brian Bascal
Grip - Tony Garbanzos
Production Manager - Joya Camaisa
Productions Assistant - Elizabeth Yun
Production Assistant - Vince Cruz
Production Assistant - Sarnica Lim
Production Sound - Sam Yee
Editor - Amy Fan
Jeff Gadigan as the Time Guardian Judge
Mary Grant as Liz Bootley, Time Guardian
Tony Garbanzos as Time Guardian 2
Melissa Rodriguez as Ashley Cheevers
Michael Kuya as Sam Joel (Best Friend)
Steve Lim as Ed Marlina, Fiancee
Danni Gadigan as Carly Fitzwater, Fiancee
Lora Bofill as Kim Wallace (Event Planner)
Elizabeth Yun as Lorraine
Sarnica Lim as Marlene
Edwin Santos as George
Vince Cruz as Marty