The Hall H Show podcast talked with Mark A.J. Nazal, Erica Juliet and Joe Arciaga, the creative team behind the movie, Carmina. This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and Spotify. The Hall H Show is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto and is the “Voice of Independent Creators.”
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For episode 67, we continue with our focus on independent filmmakers. At WonderCon 2019, in Anaheim, CA, I got a chance to have a pretty cool conversation with the creative development team behind Carmina (currently in production), the first movie from the anthology series, The Tales From Midnight:
- Mark A.J. Nazal (Director, Visual Effects Supervisor, Executive Producer)
- Erica Juliet (Lead Actress, Producer)
- Jomari “Joe” Arciaga (Producer)
From The Tales From Midnight: Carmina press kit:
Mark is Primetime Emmy® Award Winning Visual Effects Artist & Supervisor and filmmakerbest known for his work on Fox’s hit show, Gotham. He was responsible for leading the Environments and Digital Matte Painting team on the 2nd season of HBO’s groundbreaking show Westworld and is currently the Head of the Environments Department at a premiere visual effects studio and an Environments Supervisor for visual effects on a number of hit sci-fi/fantasy shows such as Lucifer, The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, and more.
Erica is an international actress, writer and model working between Bali, LA, and Manila. She has been featured in TV shows such as Gang Related, Bones, NCIS LA, 90210, Legit, Parks and Recreation, Baby Daddy, and The Comeback.
Joe is a Co-Founder and Executive Director (Emeritus) of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, Greater LA. He has also served on several non-profit boards, including FilamARTS, the Association for the Advancement of Philippine Arts and Culture.
Carmina is a fantasy drama that tells the story of a young woman played by Erica Juliet who discovers that she’s always had the power to fight back against her demons.
The character’s demons are under the guise of issues faced by an undocumented immigrant suffering from domestic abuse.
The narrative and visual framework of Carmina comes from a mixed Filipino American background with a character that lives in a small and conservative town in Middle America contrasted by the character’s cultural heritage which happens to involve a “diwata” from Philippine mythology. This mythological character will be played by Filipino Actress Geneva Cruz.
Please enjoy my conversation with the team behind Carmina, Mark, Erica and Joe!
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Thank you so much for tuning into the Hall H Show podcast, where we love showcasing independent creators like filmmakers, Mark A.J. Nazal, Erica Juliet and Joe Arciaga. I can’t wait to see their movie, Carmina!
Also, don’t forget to listen to episode 66, featuring filmmaker Kaitlyn Fae where we talk about her movie, Fruit Fly and to stay tuned for episode 68, which will round out our current focus on filmmakers, with the creator of the viral smartphone film, 61 Hugs (which was screened at the recent 2019 International Mobile Film Festival), C.K. Goldiing, from Sheffield, England.
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