Author Archives: Girard

Dayside Open Call! Apply Now!

Do you like making movies? Are your friends not committed into doing film projects? Do you want to surround yourself with other individuals that loves films and, more importantly, go on to production and make movies? Then read further! Just like what the post title says, I’m looking for passionate diverse individuals who would like to be a part of a team and take part of significant roles within film and video projects. We are a small crew that has … Continue reading

For the Love of the Kicks production…

I’m reshooting some scenes for my short film I did for grad class about a guy who wants to get back his beloved sneakers that was stolen prior. It’s a short film about the sneaker culture that takes on social class and race. I usually make comedy or sci-fi films, but this time, specially with the political issues we are currently faced with, I wanted to tell a story that matters. This combines my love of the sneaker culture and … Continue reading

Super Debt at San Diego Comic Con Film Festival 2017

Now I’m allowed to say that our super short film Super Debt has been selected to screen at San Diego Comic Con International Film Festival! The biggest Comic Con of them all decided that our superhero that’s in debt story is worthy to be an Official Selection at the festival. This is awesome! Here is the schedule when it will screen: Super Debt Friday, July 21 11:20 am – 11:40 am Grand Ballroom 3&4 (San Diego Marriott Marquis) Hopefully ya’ll … Continue reading

Judge for 72 Hour Shootout

This just in! I was selected to be one of the Judges for this year’s 72 Hour Shootout! After our extraordinary win from last year’s competition, they want me to help out pick the winners for 2017. So watch out competitors, there’s a new judge in town, and I ain’t taking no bull crap videos in this competition. Do your best!

Film Project #1 (Hunter College)

If you don’t know yet, I’m currently doing my MFA at Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts with a focus on film production. I get to meet and work with other students with very diverse backgrounds and really great credentials. For script/film directing class I got paired up with Emmy Award winning Jeremy Levine, and the talented Mary Hanlon. Our first project is a silent film with some stage direction. Seeing these guys in action inspires me on why they … Continue reading

New Up For Nothing Doc

I already did a documentary of Brooklyn’s pop punk band Up For Nothing before. It was about sticking with your passion no matter what. In their case, it’s their music and friendship. A year later after finishing that documentary, the band announced that they are calling it quits. Wow…. I just had to make a new one… so we started filming interviews… again… and plan to do it throughout 2017…

Subway Doodle Documentary

I got in touch with the Instagram sensation graphic artist Subway Doodle. He and I are collaborating on an interesting mini documentary of his art and his rise to fame. As you see in the picture, he is in character throughout the doc. I’ll be recording more footage throughout the year, and hopefully bring this out by next year. *fingers crossed*

Girard at the APIASF College Jump Start Tour 2016

As an API ASF Scholar, I received a nice scholarship from NBC Universal during my undergraduate years. Now it’s time for me to give back and share my knowledge in media and film to high school students looking into starting their college lives with the APIASF College Jump Start Tour 2016. I’ll be present in the Queen College location. To attend, here are the details: Queens College – City University of New York Saturday, October 22, 2016 Registration opens at … Continue reading

Team Dayside wins 2016 72 Hour Shootout!

We are proud to announce that Team Dayside won this year’s 2016 72 Hour Shootout Grand Prize! This year’s theme was “Lose the Labels” and we came up with a short comedy portraying Asian stereotypes and people who takes advantage of them. With over 100 submissions, they picked 10 to feature in the Asian American International Film Festival, and then picked the best of the best… us! Hooray!

Gift of Life at AAIFF 2016

Our award winning short documentary, Gift of Life, will be screening at Asian American International Film Festival 2016 as part of the CUNY Asian Film Festival Showcase. Here are the details: July 27, 2016 5:00pm at The Martin Segal Theatre 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016 I’ll be there in attendance! For more info, click here! See you there!