Today, after many weeks of drama, Don’t Worry Darling, the anticipated sophomore film for director Olivia Wilde is finally hitting theaters. And while the film itself is getting something of a mixed reaction, the one thing many can agree on is that the visuals are terrific. And part of that is the vision of Oscar-nominated, Filipino American cinematographer Matthew Libatique.
On Southern Fried Asian, fellow NOC fam Patrick Michael Strange is in conversation with Keith about growing up as a military brat across the South! From South Carolina and Mississippi to joining the Navy in Viriginia, Patrick recounts coming to terms with his identity as a Filipino American and as a comic book nerd. They also discuss his own nerd empire and a memorable Comic-Con experience. Finally, Patrick reveals that tocino (and not lumpia or siopao) is his go-to Filipino dish.
Easter is coming this August, folks! And by that I mean, Easter Sunday! For someone like me, who is Filipino American, this is a really, incredibly special moment. We now actually have a major studio financed and distributed wide release centering on a Filipino family.
Super Smack is a Filipino American rapper that has been leveling up in the music game ever since his first ep, Neon Red, hit streaming services. With a unique blend of gaming culture, anime references, good vibes, and a message for change, Super Smack’s pens music that blend pop and rap in ways that make the nerd in any of us step on the dance floor.
Imagine if you will that you’re a minority in the entertainment industry. Picture yourself working proudly on some of the best, most well known animated projects of all time, and then — BAM! — a studio asks you to tell your own story. What would be the story you’d want to tell? For Filipino animator, Joe Mateo (a 25-year veteran artist and animator who worked on Zootopia, Big Hero 6, and many other classic Disney Animated works), that dream came true.
Today, Universal just announced that they are moving forward with a new SYFY series called Astrid and Lilly Save the World.
To star in the show, SYFY has tapped two rising stars, Filipina Canadian actress Jana Morrison will play Astrid, and coming with her for the ride is fellow Canadian singer/songwriter/actress Samantha Aucoin.
Our favorite web-slinger guy in the chair is making his way into the world of vampires! Jacob Batalon, a fellow Filipino brother from another mother, has nabbed the lead role in a SYFY Channel original series called Reginald the Vampire.
I once heard the great political philosopher and activist Angela Davis argue that Americans are so obsessed with race as an identifying feature that when we meet racially ambiguous people, we are anxious until we know on which side of the color line they fall. Upon hearing this, I was relieved by the articulation of something I had suspected was at the heart of my experience. It was like experiencing great art, that rush of adrenaline that comes with recognizing what we’ve known all along presented as fantastically new.
A panel all about the Filipino horror comic series, Trese, is one of many available for VOD through this year’s Anime Expo Lite. Moderated by Megan Peters of Comicbook.com, the conversation brought together comic writer Budjette Tan, artist KaJO Baldisimo, Ablaze Publishing co-founder Rich Young, and executive producer and showrunner of Netflix’s anime adaptation, Jay Oliva, to discuss everything about this beloved story of a badass investigator and her adventures surrounding the supernatural creatures of Filipino folklore.
The highly anticipated anime adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s comic book series, Trese, is at last available to stream on Netflix. The adventures of hardcore investigator Alexandra Trese spring from the black-and-white comic illustrations into this beautifully animated, heavily detailed world, filled with tons of action, Filipino folklore, and a destiny cemented by circumstances but defined by respectable character.
Episode 041: We welcome Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood! Our first Non-Filipino guest, Christopher comes on to tell us his personal story and one of the earliest stories of Black-Asian solidarity in the story of David Fagen, an African-American soldier who defected during the Philippine-American War to fight alongside the Filipino army. Fagen became a successful guerrilla leader and his capture became an obsession to the U.S. military and American public.
Episode 040: We welcome Actor, Derek Basco of The Fabulous Filipino Brothers! From dancing with his brothers to building up Filipino representation in Hollywood with films like The Debut and the latest project, The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, Derek shares his FilipinX journey thus far! Come thru and check out the video interview and stay all the way until after the credits for a sneak appearance of another amazing Basco family member who is tearing up Hollywood!
Episode 039: We welcome Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan of Trese! Find out how being possessed, exorcised, animated cartoons, big robots, photo-copied comics and the support of an amazing artist friend in Kajo Baldisimo, helped pave the way to an animated series at Netflix for Budjette Tan!
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor, Andrea Andrade to discuss her role in the upcoming film, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It‘!
Episode 038: We welcome Host Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo! As we search and explore our Filipinx identity, we have invited our friends and family to share in their experiences and give insight on us. First up, Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo!
Episode 037: We welcome Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino! “Unapologetically Asian”, Cori tells her us her unique journey as a Filipino immigrant, finding her passion with arts and entertainment, being a Teaching Artist and the 90s X-men animated series.
The trailer for Trese is here and it looks so good! The highly anticipated anime adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s popular comic book series of the same name brings the black-and-white illustrations to life in color and with animation that looks so beautiful, it makes even the gory parts a stunning sight.
Episode 036: We welcome Author/Writer and fellow member of The Nerds of Color, Lauren Lola! The Author of “A Moment’s Worth” and “An Absolute Mind” shares her unique journey of exploring her mixed FilipinX ancestry.
Episode 035: We welcome back the Comics Creators behind Lumpia with a Vengeance: Interlude #2 comic book: Patricio Ginelsa, Lawrence Iriarte, Whilce Portacio, Rey Cuerdo, Chris Gallevo, Kristoffer Tolentino, Dante Fernandez and Varinder Singh!
Episode 034: We welcome Singer/Musician/DJ, OG Moose! OG Moose is an amazing performer out of Las Vegas! Whether he is getting the party started as a DJ, producing tracks with other performers or performing his songs that get the party vibing, music is the reflection of his soul that he is always sharing with the world!
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the star of Army of the Dead: Dave Bautista! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!
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!