Dear LUMPIA Lovers,

It's time to say goodbye to 2008!  All of us here want to thank YOU for
being a part of this mailing list and for keeping up to date with our projects.
Some of you are brand new and some of you have been here since 2000.
Your support definitely keeps us goin'!  Before we welcome the new year,
here's a quick and brief LUMPIA-lovin' recap of 2008...
http://www.kidheroes.net/nbc/heroes.html
JANUARY 2008
The writers' strike early in the year prevented us from watching our favorite
TV shows.  However, that didn't stop us from creating our own promo
spots for two of our favorite NBC shows "Heroes" and "The Office".
http://www.kidheroes.net/nbc/office.html
These were created for NBC's Diversity Promo contest. Both our entries
"Diet Future" and "Grrrrrr" made it as finalists and you can still watch
them online at the following links...
http://www.kidheroes.net/nbc/heroes.html
FEBRUARY 2008
Shot in late 2007, we finally premiered our first commercial for the award-
winning franchise L & L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE.  Titled "Family Paradise",
the 30 second TV spot started airing on local cable channels in the U.S.  
Throughout the year, the commercial would expand its coverage to
more cities.  But to this day, I have yet to catch it LIVE on my own TV.
Have you seen it on TV? You can always watch the commercial online at:

MARCH 2008
The success of L&L led us to another commercial gig, this time for the
USC CREDIT UNION. It gave the LUMPIA crew a chance to work with the
world famous USC Trojan Marching Band.  Two commercials were shot
in this 2 day shoot, an AUTO LOAN spot and HOME LOAN spot. The
HOME LOAN version will premiere in early 2009 but you can watch our
AUTO LOAN commercial entitled "Tommy Needs A New Car"
online at:

APRIL 2008
What does it mean to represent "culture" in a mainstream space?  How
do the realities of working in an industry where your voice is not always
represented affect decision making and opportunities?
My PINOY SIGHTINGS presentation continued to answer those questions as
it toured more campuses in 2008 with stops at:
-Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA
-MAFA 2008, University of Minnesota
-Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
-Pitzer College in Claremont, CA
-University of California, Berkeley
-University of California, Riverside
Look for more scheduled presentations in 2009 at:
http://www.kidheroes.net/pinoysightings


SUMMER 2008
After being chosen on June 18 to be one of four filmmakers to take part
in this year's Los Angeles Film Festival Canon BRING IT 72-Hour
Film Competition
, I won it all with my short film "BEING REEL". We
were all required to write, shoot, and edit a short movie about "festival
stories" in just 3 days.  The grueling process took a lot out of me as I
fought a sore throat, lost my voice, and shot the movie in the middle of
a summer heat wave. In the end, I barely made the finish line with only
6 minutes left on the clock.  On July 23, the audience at an industry 
event voted my film as the WINNER.  My prize: a brand new HF10
Camcorder provided by sponsor Canon!  
You can catch all the drama from each day with our video blogs as
well as the winning 72 HOUR CUT of "BEING REEL" at:
http://www.kidheroes.net/beingreel
 
http://www.kidheroes.net/yourpower
FALL 2008
We teamed up with Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI) on a
brand new set of non-partisan public service announcements targeting
the Filipino American community to register and vote on November 4th. 
The campaign was entitled "YOUR POWER" and featured DJ KUTTIN
KANDI (5th Platoon), comic book artist WHILCE PORTACIO (Spawn,
Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Stone) and community organizer CHRISTINE
ARAQUEL (Native Guns "Champion"). 
The various PSA spots can be seen at:
http://www.kidheroes.net/yourpower
http://www.kidheroes.net/
NOVEMBER 2008
On the merchandise end, our resident artist LeRoid David created a
brand new LUMPIA T-Shirt featuring animated versions of LUMPIA movie
characters, Mon Mon, Kuya, and Tyrone!  The YOUTH Shirts (also great
for WOMEN) come in 3 colors: BLUE, FOREST GREEN, and GOLD
while the ADULT UNISEX Shirts come in 2 colors: RED and BLACK!
Order them now at: http://www.kidheroes.net

http://kidheroes.net/bambu
DECEMBER 2008
We've returned to the music video realm with a brand new video for
hip hop artist Bambu called "CROOKS & ROOKS" off his new solo album
"...exact change..."  The whole production was shot with my winning HD
camera from the L.A. Film Festival 72 Hour Contest.  It was also a return
favor for Bambu, who had starred in that winning short.  You can watch the
FULL Uncensored VERSION of "CROOKS & ROOKS" at:
 
With an exclusive online premiere at okayplayer.com, this music video
ended the year for us with a big positive note.  What a year!
 

SO WHAT'S NEXT?
We see bigger projects for 2009 in our crystal ball... The details are
coming soon so STICK WITH US!

Happy 2009 and may all your New Year resolutions come TRUE!!!

Peace and LUMPIA grease,
 
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