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19W at Asian Pacific American Film Festival

19th & Wilson’s film Techfellas was accepted to the Asian Pacific American Festival (www.apafilm.org) and, according to the guys, it was a blast. The event, which took place from Sep 27th – Oct 6, showcased films from Asian American directors, writers, actors, and mostly involved stories representing the Asian American culture. “APA is so well organized by a dedicated crew of volunteers. Christian Oh and his staff are so unselfish with their time and yet sustain an incredible energy throughout the events,” director Eric Espejo reflects.

Not only did this mark the first time a 19th & Wilson film made it into a festival, it was also one of the rare times where the crowd was filled with people they didn’t know. Aaron Goodmiller observed, “It was interesting to see how the crowd reacted to all of jokes. Showing it to our friends is one thing, but getting an unbiased crowd to laugh, that’s something special.”

You can check out pictures of some of the 19W guys at the Festival here.

Eric Espejo Pitches to L.A. Producers

19th & Wilson’s Eric Espejo was in LA for the Emmy weekend. Primarily, he was there for pitch meetings with producers and managers, but the icing on the cake was on Sunday when he got to attend his first Emmy Awards show.

The meetings were with Julie Richardson (Collateral) from Surprise Pictures, Marilyn Atlas (Real Women Have Curves) from Atlas Management, Michael Kuciak from AEI, Lalo Vazquez from Shady Acres (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Evan Almighty), and Jenni Gold from Gold Pictures. The pitches were a complete success as Eric was able to obtain the contact info of all of the producers/managers and two are already in possession of his latest thriller script, Offline.

According to Eric the Emmy show was a blast. The pictures aren’t quite there in quality as they were taken with a cell phone, but nonetheless you can see it was quite the experience.