FilAm Creative's SOLD OUT 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors; Saturday, June 24, 10:00am at the Clubhouse
Produced by Edwin A. Santos, FilAm Creative presents the SOLD OUT 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors -- a panel discussion and networking event featuring our special industry guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board while shining a spotlight towards Filipino American talent in entertainment and media today.
Hear the 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 the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.
INDUSTRY PANELISTS INCLUDE:
- Vincent Rodriguez III currently stars as ‘Josh Chan’ in the critically-acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe winning CW musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
- Angela Relucio is most known as ‘Nurse Risa Park’ in the CBS medical drama, Code Black. She is also known for her role as ‘Navy Intelligence Officer, Lt. Camille Fung,’ in the Weinstein Company’s series, Six on History.
- Manny Jacinto stars weekly opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in the hit NBC comedy, 'The Good Place as ‘Jason Mendoza,’ a deceased Filipino DJ and small-time drug dealer from Florida who was mistaken for silent Buddhist monk from Taiwan, ‘Jianyu Li.’
- Aina Dumlao can be seen on CBS' MacGyver as 'Andi Lee.' Since then, she has appeared in IFC’s Brockmire and ABC’s Last Man Standing. She is soon-to-be-seen as ‘Natalie’ in three episodes of the upcoming Season 3 of HBO’s Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson and the upcoming Season 5 of FreeForm’s The Fosters.
The panel will be moderated by Maurus Dumalaog. The event takes place at the Clubhouse. FREE ADMISSION BUT DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.
FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.
I was at KSCI-18 Studios this morning with Abe Pagtama and Gabe Pagtama in West Los Angeles for interview about our upcoming encore screening of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement tomorrow evening at Regency Theaters' Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo for Kat Iniba's new television show, Generation NOW. The interview aired later today on LA-18.
I've attended the first Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - VC Film Festival in 1998 to see Gene Cajayon's Mercado Family Debut. I've grown from a passive moviegoer to a supporter of film projects my friends and colleagues premiered with. In April, 2017, I walked onto the red carpet with the premiere of three new short films I appear in along with a group of dedicated and compassionate filmmakers, talent and crew who've arrived with a total of 12 new shorts of strong Filipino American storytelling.
The 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presented FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT, a film initiative that inspires, motivates and mobilizes the Filipino-American and Filipino filmmaking community to create short films and share their artistic voice and storytelling. Once the ticket link was made available to the public, it was sold out in just one hour. Proving there is an audience demand to see FilAm films in America today. The ArtShare LA location where the premiere took place was to the point standing room only for a variety of Filipino American films to set off upcoming and future talent in the years to come. A second screening is TBD / TBA, but in the meantime, let's support all Filipino American works from acting to filmmaking to producing in all media.
Below is a slideshow of photos from this past week's Los Angeles event:
"Lolo Pepe," "What You Don't Say" & "Uncle Eddy" Premiere at the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Wednesday, May, 3, 2017 at ArtShare LA
LOLO PEPE - (Edwin in the Principal Role as "Tito Rey")
A Filipino Crime lord looks back on his life, and how witnessing his uncle get murdered his first week in the states leads him down a lifelong path of revenge. - http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/lolo-pepe/
Producers: Craig Obligacion-Wilson, Anthony Stoppiello
Director: Craig Obligacion-Wilson
Writer: Craig Obligacion-Wilson
Cast: Abe Pagtama, Virgil Mayor Apostol, Jaime Barcelon, Jay Costelo, Junot Lee, Kathleen Macafe Neubauer, Che Landon, Edwin Santos
WHAT YOU DON'T SAY - (Edwin in the Supporting Role as "Edmond")
Ted, Danilo and Shelly are talking about Erin, the birthday girl and her party. Ted is using this oppurtunity to express his love to her but Kane, another guy who is interested is in the way and on top of that, Ted is struggling to overcome his social anxiety. During the party, someone from the past gives Ted some sound advice. http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/what-you-dont-say/
Producer: Jason Hwang
Director: Rommel Andaya
Writers: Rommel Andaya, Bernard Badion
Assistant Director: Andrew Yi
Cinematographer: Alan Chung
Camera Operator: Homer Dulu
Sound Editor, Mixer: Diana Cha
Cast: Carlin James, Mari Lauren, Dante Basco, Erica Juliet, Michael Kuya, Joy Regullano, Sheila Tejada, Junot Lee, Jack Hernandez, Edwin Santos, Dante Swain, Lianne Lin, Melanie Padernal, Jay Lee
UNCLE EDDY - (Edwin in a Cameo as "Relative")
When slacker Veronica forgets to bring her Uncle Eddy to an appointment, her Type A sister Jessica makes sure she doesn’t forget her shortcomings. Will the two ever be able to put their differences aside? http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/uncle-eddy/
Executive Producers: Jack Hernandez, Danice Cabanela
Director: Rommel Andaya
Writer: Jack Hernandez
Story Editor: Danice Cabanela
Cinematographer: Homer Dulu
Sound: James Yochim
Music Composer: Joy Ngiaw
Editor: Homer Dulu
Cast : Jack Hernandez, Danice Cabanela
FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT
6:00pm, Wednesday, May 3 at ArtShare LA.
In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino-American and Filipino filmmaking community, Visual Communications challenged FilAm Creations to create short films to premiere at The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017. As a result, filmmakers of various levels of experience stepped up to share their artistic voice and storytelling. LAAPFF 2017 is proud to present their efforts to all of you! SOLD OUT IN 1 HOUR SO, A RUSH LINE ONLY WILL OPEN AN HOUR BEFORE - http://festival.vconline.org/2017/shorts-programs/filam-creative-shorts/
Written (with Bernard Badion) and directed by Rommel Andaya -- Carlin James, Mari Lauren, Dante Basco, Erica Juliet, Michael Kuya, Joy Regullano, Sheila Tejada, Junot Lee, Jack Hernandez, Dante Swain, Melanie Padernal, Lianne Lin and I are in the new film, WHAT YOU DON'T SAY.
The film is set to premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Art Share-LA.
Tickets on sale now: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/what-you-dont-say/
Watch the new trailer below (I'm in it):
While "Lolo Pepe" was set in a dramatic atmosphere, "What You Don't Say" was just the opposite.
I had an awesome time working with friends on the new film, WHAT YOU DON'T SAY cleverly coming-of-age romcom written (with Bernard Badion) and directed by Rommel Andaya along with a cast of current and upcoming Filipino & Asian American talent today: Carlin James, Mari Lauren, Dante Basco, Erica Juliet, Michael Kuya, Joy Regullano, Sheila Tejada, Junot Lee and Jack Hernandez. The film is set to premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Art Share-LA.
http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/what-you-dont-say/ . Ticket sales were sold out in one hour. A second screening date TBA.
I went into a different process when I approached the character of "Tito Rey," the catalyst in LOLO PEPE. Written and directed by Craig Wilson (an actor's director), I had the pleasure acting alongside with Jaime Barcelon, Jay Costelo, Junot Lee, Kathleen Neubauer and Che Landon. The film is set to premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Art Share-LA.
Tickets on sale now: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/lolo-pepe/ .
Watch the new trailer below (I'm in it):
I had the pleasure being directed by filmmaker William C. Wilson, bonding with my "sons" Jaime Barcelon and Jay Costelo, working with Junot Lee, Sarnica May, Che Landon, Kathleen Neubauer, Niloo Khodadedh as well as Virgil Apostol and Abe Pagtama on Lolo Pepe.
This was my first time working closely with a Filipino American cast with an original Filipino story to tell.
I enjoyed the process, the collaboration and the bonding of it all! Great people to work with!
Wilson adds, "Edwin forced you to love his creepy, coke snorting, hooker loving, family oriented self. Bringing to life a character that some actors would only see as slimy but instead you could feel 'Tito Rey's' heart on screen. I am so grateful for his time, talent and energy and everything he brought to 'Tito Rey' to bring him to life."
Lolo Pepe is currently in post-production.
Join hostess Elle Latham and her guest Edwin A. Santos (Samurai Cop 2) in this long-awaited Oscar Edition episode of Super Awkward Funcast as they discuss Oscar-worthy films from Moonlight to Captain Fantastic, The Young Pope, the Grammys and more! Your Academy Awards rundown before this Sunday's live event!
To listen to the show, click the link here: http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hneux-67cfe9 Or, you can activate the podcast player above.
You can also listen to it on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-16-academy-awards-edition/id672079467?i=1000381367198&mt=2