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new short film paints a picture of a filipino fisherman facing a layered dilemma

For this portion of Filipino American History Month, we’re featuring Fil-Am director Eileen Cabiling and her directorial debut short film making rounds in the Los Angeles and New York City film festivals circuits this month. Here is asienne film reporter, Edrianne Wood with the scoop as she dissects the new short film, BASURERO on a one-on-one Q and A with director Eileen Cabiling.

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filipinos are not really as exotic as you think

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Filipino?” Is it the tropics? Islands? California? New Jersey? New York? Manny Pacquiao? Jollibee? What about immigrants? Domestic helpers? Director Michael Manese talked about Filipino representation on the big screen and the nitty-gritty challenges that Filipino women (Filipinas) face as domestic workers with his new film The Pleasure of Being Served.

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throwback – 9 highlights at the 20th san diego asian film fest

There were Asian food, Asian films, Asian culture and a whole lotta Asian peeps at the 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was overall an interesting experience to have seen films directed by and starring Asian women that are not about or focused on, romance as the endgame but instead, it’s about self: self-discovery, self-love, and self-acceptance. Ever grateful to SDAFF 2019 for sending a strong message to Asian women and Asian American women everywhere for featuring stories of women with their own sense of self independent of another.

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asian studio head features native american legend in new short film

This new, animated short film boasts two very big things: a stellar cast (featuring the likes of John Legend, Constance Wu, Liza Koshy but also Oprah!) and it’s also the first VR film to feature an indigenous world view. This film is none other than Crow: The Legend which was released just last month. asienne recently spoke with Maureen Fan, head of indie production company–and the studio behind CrowBaobab Studios about: the legend behind the short film, the animation process, and snagging their stellar cast! Continue reading “asian studio head features native american legend in new short film”