FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement
Filmmakers in attendance!
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
Vince Cruz, Stanley Wong / USA / 2017 / 8 minsA former champion returns to boba competition with the help of a friend to face his over-the-top rival and rediscover his lost passion.
Robin Johnson, Somlit Inthalangsy / USA / 2017 / 15 minsA modern day couple is forced to end their interracial relationship. This is a love story about an Asian American/African American couple inspired by a true story.
The Legend Of The Basketball Ghost
Gabe Pagtama / USA / 2017 / 10 minsA dream story about the love of basketball between two brothers and a ghost.
Cassandra Pimentel / USA / 2017 / 10 minsPlaza Blvd is inspired by the nostalgic memories of growing up in a strong foundational Filipino community.
I Don’t Love You
Mara De La Rosa / USA / 2017 / 5 minsBenji and Malou are newlyweds with a baby on the way. Malou is Benji’s world, and she has what should be a picture perfect life: a doting husband, a nice house, and a life in America. But, Malou is hiding a secret, shocking enough to tear their worlds apart. Secrets and lies brew as a dark truth will soon be served over dinner.
What You Don’t Say
Rommel Andaya / USA / 2017 / 10 minsA man attempts to overcome the obstacles that prevent him from expressing his love to the birthday girl.
Rommel Andaya / USA / 2017 / 8 minsTwo dysfunctional sisters learn to find common ground.
Gabe Pagtama / USA / 2017 / 10 minsAn everyday love story.
Kaitlyn Fae / USA / 2017 / 15 minsAn ex-couple meets to sign divorce papers over dinner and wine. As the night progresses, it becomes increasingly apparent one of them has something up their sleeve.
Man of My Dreams
John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio / USA / 2017 / 8 minsA young woman thinks she has found the man of her dreams on a dating app and discovers the man she matched with was not who she thought he would be.
Angela Paviera / USA / 2017 / 15 minsKailani and Nobu rekindle an old friendship and together they search for two criminal con artists.
Craig Obligacion-Wilson / USA / 2017 / 14 minsA Filipino Crime lord takes a look back at his life and what got him started down his path.