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A podcast with a Gaysian flavor!

Kiss My Mike Mike Talplacido

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast with a Gaysian flavor!

    S5E4: The Power of Storytelling with Kristine Gerolaga (Sundance Labs Alum, Writer, Filmmaker)

    S5E4: The Power of Storytelling with Kristine Gerolaga (Sundance Labs Alum, Writer, Filmmaker)

    Check out this new podcast episode featuring Writer/Filmmaker: 
    KRISTINE GEROLAGA!

    Kristine Gerolaga is a Filipina American filmmaker and actor. Her work has been featured on ATTN:, Amazon Fire TV, ALTER, Shudder, Fangoria, Rappler, and Vulture. Her short films were finalists for the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Fest and Justin Lin's Interpretations 2.0 Asian American Filmmaker Initiative. She is a 2023 grant recipient of The Future of Film is Female's Short Film Fund. 

    She is also a Sundance Institute supported artist: She was a 2022 Uprise Grantee, a 2023 TAAF Collab Scholar, and most recently, a 2024 January Screenwriters Lab Fellow and recipient of the Horror Fellowship in support of her feature film LAMOK. Her latest short film MOSQUITO LADY, the proof of concept for LAMOK, premiered at the 2023 Beyond Fest and is on the festival circuit now.

    #filipina #writer #filmmaker #sundance

    • 33 min
    S5E3: Rommel Rojas (LA-based Actor & Screenwriter)

    S5E3: Rommel Rojas (LA-based Actor & Screenwriter)

    Check out this new episode with LA-based actor and writer, ROMMEL ROJAS!

    Rommel was born and raised in Davao, Philippines. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and pursued a career in advertising. When the opportunity arose, he moved to the US in 2004. When his corporate stint ended in 2014, he rediscovered his passion in storytelling and attended both UCB and Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio for his training. He is a Meisner trained actor and a member of the Company of Angels theater group. 

    His experience in film includes a short film, entitled Centerpiece, wherein, he co-wrote, produced and acted in, garnering selections in various film festivals. He loves hiking. He has hiked the Half Dome twice and did notable trails in Japan, South Korea, and Spain. He aims to hike Patagonia soon. His favorite color is green. 

    #kissmymike #podcast #filipino #filipinoamerican #rommelrojas #naughtymaids #lgbtq

    • 23 min
    S5E2: Post-Sundance Blues with ACHIM MENDOZA (Filmmaker)

    S5E2: Post-Sundance Blues with ACHIM MENDOZA (Filmmaker)

    Check out this new 'Kiss My Mike' podcast episode featuring ACHIM MENDOZA.

    Achim is queer ex-Filipino-soap-opera-translator-turned-filmmaker, Achim’s passion for film started in his teens, when Marilou Diaz-Abaya, a renown Filipino director and National Artist, offered to mentor him. As a teenager, Achim would fly back and forth between his hometown of Davao and Manila to attend her classes. Back in the Philippines, he helped create “Stages Sessions,” a YouTube channel that focuses on indie Filipino musicians and poets. His 2021 musical short “Connection” was screened at the 38th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and was nominated for Best Short at the 2023 FilAm Creative Film Festival. 

    His next short “A Karaoke Space Odyssey” is a sci-fi rom-com karaoke musical that recently had its world premiere at the LA Shorts International Film Fest. He is also the editor of “ALOK,” a short documentary on queer and gender- nonconforming artist Alok Vaid-Menon, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2024. 

    Achim’s works focus on the radical power of joy to change the world, especially the joy experienced by his fellow Filipinos and queer persons of color. In his spare time, Achim likes to perfect his family’s longsilog recipe.

    Only on Kiss My Mike!

    • 31 min
    S5E1: What's in & What's out in 2024!

    S5E1: What's in & What's out in 2024!

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Check out this latest podcast episode to kickoff Season 5. In this episode, I share my thoughts on what's in and what's out in 2024!

    Hope you all enjoy it!

    • 10 min
    S4E12: A Sweet Tooth interview with Carlin James

    S4E12: A Sweet Tooth interview with Carlin James

    Check out this brand new podcast episode featuring CARLIN JAMES.

    Carlin is an LA-based, Filipino-American actor who has appeared in shows like Better Call Saul, American Crime Story, and It's always sunny in Philadelphia.

    Carlin's new short film "A Sweet Tooth" will have its premiere at FilmQuest on November 3rd and FilAm Creative Film Festival on November 4th.

    About A Sweet Tooth
    Logline: An overachieving Analyst will do whatever it takes to win a coveted promotion until he's confronted by a hammer-wielding assailant.

    CAST: Carlin James, Lee Donoghue, Ashley Undercuffler, Frankie D'Alessandro, RD Mower, Laura Dromerick, Kevin Caliber, Mike Talplacido, and James Lontayao.

    Executive Producer: Mike Talplacido & Joe Daly
    Director/DP: Presley Paras
    Editor: Jason Daly
    Writers: Presley Paras & Jason Daly
    Producer: Russell Whaley and AJ Calomay
    For more info, check out IG @asweettoothfilm or www.filmquestfest.com

    • 7 min
    S4E11: 1521 with Exec Producer, Francis B. Lara Ho

    S4E11: 1521 with Exec Producer, Francis B. Lara Ho

    Check out my latest podcast episode with the Executive Producer of the movie 1521, FRANCIS B. LARA HO.

    Francis is born in the Philippines famous City of Love, Iloilo City. His father, Anotnio L. Ho was both a businessman and a statesman. His mother, Nenita L. Balaran was a teacher. Francis was raised and trained in a Filipino-Chinese family of entrepreneurs, military, educators, and politicians. He first ventured as an entrepreneur in the United States in 2011 and was honored as one of the top entrepreneurs in Forbes Magazine (Nov 2013) and in Fortune Magazine (July 2016).
    In 2018, Francis pioneered Inspire Studios in California, USA with the compelling vision of winning the first Oscars for the Philippines. His ultimate mission is to uplift and transform the international image of the Filipino by producing history-in-the-making Hollywood-Philippines global-audience, worldwide-release movies based on incredibly inspiring true to life stories of ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives.

    About 1521
    "1521,” a global feature film that showcases Filipino-American talent, is finally premiering across the United States on Oct. 2.
    Shot completely in the Philippines with a predominantly Filipino production team, “1521” brings the history and heritage of the Philippines to life on the big screen. 
    The Philippines’ Bea Alonzo stars as princess-seer Diwata alongside Hollywood legend Danny Trejo (Ferdinand Magellan), Filipino-American actor Michael Copon (who you may remember from “One Tree Hill” and “Power Rangers Time Force”), and Hector David Jr. (who also actually starred in a couple “Power Rangers” TV series).
    The film will premiere in nearly 700 theaters across the United States, making it the most distributed Fil-Am-produced film in the US. That said, it’s not without its fair share of criticisms when its trailer dropped in June, prompting netizens to point out “historical inaccuracies” and concerns over “casting decisions.”

    • 11 min

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