Kickstart This: Marc Bernardin’s Directorial Debut, ‘Splinter’

Writer, and Friend of the NOC, Marc Bernardin had always hoped to direct a movie by the time he turned 50. Well, now he’s gone and done it!

Though he has already exceeded his original Kickstarter goal in less than 12 hours, Bernardin’s directorial debut, the short film Splinter, still has a month to go to raise even more money!

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NOC Interview: Kay Oyegun on Directing NBC’s ‘This Is Us’

Kay Oyegun directed episode 5×13, “Brotherly Love,” of the NBC hit drama. The episode focused on Randal and Kevin reuniting to hash out their past. Oyegun is a part of NBCUniversal’s Female Forward program, which is the company’s annual initiative for female directors that aims to achieve gender parity among scripted series directors.

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ShoPowSho Episode 032: Actor, Alain Uy of ‘The Paper Tigers’

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 032: We welcome Actor, Alain Uy, star of The Paper Tigers that premieres today in Theaters and On Demand! Alain is a multi-talented Filipino actor, writer, producer, and director with credits on Helstrom, True Detective, The Passage, ER, Veronica Mars, Parenthood, Monk, and more!

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NOC Interview: Benjamin Lobato on the Final Season of ‘Queen of the South’

Benjamin Lobato is co-showrunner of USA’s Queen of the South, which is currently airing its fifth and final season. The popular series tells the story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is suddenly murdered in Mexico. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA Network.

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ShoPowSho Episode 014: Writer/Director, Diane Paragas

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 14: We welcome Writer/Director, Diane Paragas of Yellow Rose! Yellow Rose made history last year by being the first Filipino American film theatrically distributed by a major Hollywood studio! Get to know the amazing woman behind the film and how her life’s journey mirrored Yellow Rose, learn about her successes, struggles and future plans!

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Hiromi Kamata On Growing Up with Selena’s Music and Directing Netflix’s Biopic Series

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, otherwise known as Selena, was and still is hailed as the Queen of Tejano music. Performing since childhood, she made waves in the predominantly male music scene and is still held in high regard in the Latinx American community. Her origin story, her rise to stardom, and the sacrifices her family made along the way are the subject of the new biopic series for Netflix, Selena: The Series. Continue reading “Hiromi Kamata On Growing Up with Selena’s Music and Directing Netflix’s Biopic Series”

Interview With ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Director Jennifer Phang

A version of this interview originally appeared at Melancholyball.com.

The second season of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premiered last week on Freeform; graciously returning for a fresh new interview is filmmaker Jennifer Phang, who directed S2’s premiere episode “Restless Energy.” (My earlier chats with Phang on her work on Cloak & Dagger and The Expanse can be found here and here.) Continue reading “Interview With ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Director Jennifer Phang”