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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Miss Understanding

Directed by Gabe Pagtama

USA / 2017 / 10 mins / English / B&W, Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

Plays In:
FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

Art Share L.A.
May 3, 2017 6:00 pm Rush Line Only


An everyday love story about how misunderstandings can happen between two people. They’re perfect for each other, but not all happy endings can come true.

Director's Bio

Gabe Pagtama was born in Shape, Belgium and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He attended Saint Monica’s Catholic high school and graduated with a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University where he majored in business with and emphasis in information systems and quantitative management. His initial fascination with film came at a very early age realizing that stories could be told on camera. In addition his friends and family were in the entertainment industry. Two of the major influences were his father (a lifelong actor that has been on the Conan O’Brien Show and has worked with Actor’s such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Kim Basinger and the list goes on) and his sister who has been a career producer (her two latest projects were both Emmy Nominated “Project Runway” and “Top Chef”).


Producer: Abe Pagtama
Director: Gabe Pagtama
Cinematographer: Abraham Gabriel
Writer: Conrad Garcia
Composer: Joy Ngiaw
Editor: GP
Cast: Cristal McLaughlin, Conrad Garcia, Dan Lipsman

Plays in

  1. FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

    Shorts Programs / 130 mins
    In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino-American and Filipino filmmaking community, we challenged them 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. We are proud to present their efforts to all of you! - Craig Obligacion-Wilson

    In This Program: The Last Straw, Colored Hearts, The Legend Of The Basketball Ghost, Plaza Blvd, I Don’t Love You, What You Don’t Say, Uncle Eddy, Miss Understanding, Madeira, Man of My Dreams, Finding Ronwe, Lolo Pepe

Dates & Times

Plays In:
FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

Art Share L.A.
May 3, 2017 6:00 pm Rush Line Only