• L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival: “Death of Nintendo”

    “Death of Nintendo” is about a group of young teenagers in the Philippines as they navigate through first love, ghosts, and circumcision.  This is a fantastic coming-of-age film that is at once heartfelt and joyful, just like growing up!  I spoke with writer/producer Valerie Castillo Martinez about making the film and growing up. To see […]

  • L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival: “Parachute”

    Filmmaker Katherine Tolentino created an eye-opening look at parachute kids, immigrant kids, mostly from China, who come to the United States in order to be prepared for college.  Loosely based on a true story, “Parachute” will stay with you long after the credits.  I spoke with Tolentino about the making of the movie. Click here […]

  • LAAPFF 2020: “Adult Night”

    A couple decides to add some spice to their marriage in this funny and heartfelt short film from husband and wife directors Kevin and Leslie Alejandro.  Kevin is also in the film along with Lesley-Ann Brandt.  So is this autobiographical?  I sat down with Leslie and her sister, producer Dani de Jesus about the making […]

  • LAAPFF 2020: “Basurero”

    “Basurero” or garbage-collector/trash man is the first film of writer/director Eileen Cabiling and is currently making waves at the festival circuit such as the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.  It is about a fisherman in the Philippines who is paid to dump bodies in the ocean.  Those bodies were of people suspected of either […]

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