How often do you see a Filipino American feature? We believe we have the resources, the talent, & the INFLUENCE to make it happen with this crazy comic book action comedy. Former UFC fighter MARK MUÑOZ joins the LUMPIA sequel as the lead action star. Believe & join the #LumpiaWreckingMachine.
About The Project
15 years after the original, the LUMPIA-armed avenger returns to Fogtown in this action comedy! A best man to his own parents’ wedding, teenager ROSS finds himself tangled up with a drug syndicate. When he finds out his father MON MON is the main target, he teams up with the LUMPIA-armed vigilante to prevent a mysterious new drug lord from destroying his town, and his parents’ wedding…
Though the original movie was home made, this sequel will be a high quality feature with top notch production value shot on 4K high definition cameras produced by an award-winning filmmaking team led by director Patricio Ginelsa.
Many people don’t realize how difficult it is to produce a feature length movie with people of color. We’ve experienced first hand its cruel challenges and yet here we are, still determined to make this Filipino American movie happen. And why? Simply put, we can’t expect the industry to tell our stories for us AND we believe we have the resources, the talent, and the INFLUENCE to make it happen, not only for this movie but for a whole slate of them.
We’ve been very fortunate to be a part of some of the higher profile projects in the Filipino American community. From THE DEBUT to the BLACK EYED PEAS music videos, we’ve been able to use these platforms to empower our community. THE DEBUT proved at the time that it was possible for a Filipino American movie to play in mainstream movie theatres and to be distributed (home video) by a Hollywood studio. We used the Black Eyed Peas APL SONG music video to talk about our Filipino WWII veteranos while one version of our BEBOT video captured the Filipino farmers of 1936 Stockton.
In acknowledging how rare these opportunities are, we utilized our network to include as many notable Fil-Am stars and professionals in front of and behind the camera as a way to show the force of talent our community has.
What’s the reward for all our efforts? We inspire and educate a community and a whole new generation that may see more people that look like them on screen and on YouTube,
but who rarely see any stories or movies about them or their history.
And we intend to do that again… with this crazy comic book action comedy starring a kick ass Filipino American role model as its action lead. We believe our LUMPIA sequel has all
the potential ingredients needed to capture a universal audience while being profitable for its investors and being an exciting and empowering experience for the cast, crew, and everyone involved.
It is our hope that its success will help us further our careers and our cause to produce MORE films about our stories. Only by collaborating and combining our influence, can we
maximize the potential for this.
Join us in creating a global appetite for the LUMPIA Sequel…
Director of Photography
About This Team
Patricio Ginelsa (Writer/Producer/Director)
Patricio Ginelsa is originally from Daly City, CA, where his passion for filmmaking developed while creating video movies with his neighborhood at the age of 13. After receiving his BA in Cinema Production at the University of Southern California, Patricio became the Associate Producer of the award-winning film THE DEBUT and assisted in its 2 year long theatrical self-distribution tour, leading to a home video deal with Columbia Tri-Star.
Ginelsa’s emphasis on storytelling and community collaboration can be seen in the multiple music videos he’s directed for various independent artists. He wrote and directed 3 music videos for the Grammy-Award winning BLACK EYED PEAS, THE APL SONG (2004) and two versions of BEBOT (2006), one of which was lauded with the California Preservation Foundation Presidents Award for its focus on Stockton’s Little Manila District. Other awards include BEST MUSIC VIDEO for his Native Guns CHAMPION video at the 2007 San Diego Asian Film Festival and for Bambu CROOKS & ROOKS at the 2009 Chicago International Hip Hop Film Festival.
Patricio won the 72-Hour Film Competition at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival for his short film BEING REEL and completed commercial work for L&L Hawaiian Barbeque and USC Credit Union. In 2009, his winning video for LINCOLN made its national primetime debut during the Grammys on CBS while his short THE DIGITAL FAMILY took home the First Place Grand Prize in the DIRECTV Film Challenge.
Patricio just completed the comic book adaptation BLACK TIGER starring ROBIN SHOU (Mortal Kombat) and ANGELA FONG (WWE, Lucha Underground). The film just won the Wizard World SPIRIT OF COMIC CON Award.
A.J. Calomay (Editor/Co-Producer)
A.J. Calomay, a UCLA graduate with a Psychobiology and Cognitive Science degree, found passion in film and media while producing videos for UCLA’s Filipino organization. In 2001, the West L.A. native established Xylophone Films, and along with Kid Heroes Productions, produced a decade’s worth of high profile and independent projects. In addition to running Xylophone Films, Calomay works as an editor and in various positions in the post-production industry. He has worked with MTV News, Disney Interactive Media Group, XBox Video, M3 Creative (“Iron Man 2” featurette), Fandango.com, NBC Universal/USA Network (“Covert Affairs”, “Mr Robot”), and Warner Bros (“Speed Racer”, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”).
Lisa Chong (Producer)
Lisa’s foray into the film industry began with internships in the marketing, publicity and educational outreach departments of the San Francisco Film Society. She provided production assistance for acclaimed filmmaker collective Kontent Films on their Art of Activism documentary series for the Redford Center. In 2012, she produced the award-winning short and festival audience favorite “Nico’s Sampaguita” followed by the award-winning action short “Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted” (2014).
Lawrence Iriarte (Producer)
Lawrence is a graduate from the Academy of Art University with a Film and Video Production degree, with a background working on set during production and in pre-visualization both as storyboard and comic-book artist. In addition to freelance work with both independent and major studios for the past 20 years, Iriarte is an instructor in film production at Ohlone Community College in Fremont and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked with a variety of commercial marketing departments including an eight year run with Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and has done work with film productions such as Pixar, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Lucas Arts, Lucas Films, and Showtime.
Jeff Lam (Producer)
Jeff has appeared in numerous Features and TV Series, including “Peep World,” starring Octavia Spencer, “New Girl” with Zooey Deschanel, and “The Comeback” with Lisa Kudrow. Jeff has produced numerous feature films including: “Note to Self”, a romantic comedy starring Christian Keyes and Richard T. Jones. “Black Coffee” is a romantic comedy that just completed its theatrical run nationwide. In addition to completing a new horror film “Home”, Jeff is currently producing the upcoming faith-based epic “David & Goliath”.