spots for two of our favorite NBC shows "Heroes" and "The Office".
These were created for NBC's Diversity Promo contest. Both our entries
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:
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"
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:
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!