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A Case of Mistaken Identities (Short Film)

“A Case of Mistaken Identities” is the short film we submitted for Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shootout. We only had 72 hours when the the theme is given to write, shoot and edit; and then submit it to hopefully be part of the Top 10 film to screen at Asian American International Film Festival in the West Village Cinema theatre. We wanted to go for the win, so we met the night when the theme was given. The … Continue reading

Super Debt (short film)

Super Debt (2015) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Super Debt was a concept I did for YoutubeSpace NY when they were looking for scripts to be supervised by Marvel’s Stan Lee. I wanted to do something relatable with today’s financial debt crisis with a superhero element to it. And load and behold, we got picked to have a talk with Stan Lee. Youtube gave us a small stipend and the resources to film in their studios with awesome equipments to … Continue reading

Dayside meets Stan Lee

“With great power there must also come great responsibility” There are certain combinations of words that have the ability to connect with you. Words that symbolize a kind meaning that encourage you to flourish in your life. Stan Lee has the creative brilliance to connect audiences with his words and his comics. As former president for Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has left his mark on the comic world and has helped build a legacy for imagination and creativity for the … Continue reading

Twelve Stories Down (documentary)

12 Stories Down (short documentary) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Synopsis: Up for Nothing, a pop/punk band from Brooklyn, has been together for almost a decade, but not without their ups and downs. I’ve done a lot of the band’s music videos over the years and have provided music for my films and videos. They were on of the inspirations of my award winning short film, “This Moment,” which is the same title of their song. Doing a VH1/MTV … Continue reading

Schmidt (documentary)

Schmidt (short documentary) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Synopsis: Here’s the man behind the controversial indie wrestler called Josef Von Schmidt. I met this guy during an indie wrestling show in Queens, NY. We heckled at him and he heckled back and said a lot of racist stuff. We’ve worked together on short films and videos ever since.

Sink by Up For Nothing (music video)

Up For Nothing – Sink (Music Video) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. During the previous music videos I’ve made with Up For Nothing, it has always been fun and fast paced. But with this song “Sink,” I wanted to make it a bit serious and thought provoking. I got 2 great Asian American actors to play the daughter and the dad and they did their parts really well. It was so good, that the argument between the takes was … Continue reading

Mother’s Gift (short film)

Mother’s Gift (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Synopsis: In a remote village in Indonesia, a young girl gathers recyclables to buy her mother a birthday gift. I filmed this during April 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. I was new in the area and it had very interesting locations, way different that the ones I’m used to in New York. I wanted to film something simple to showcase the location and the people that resides there. It only took 3 hours … Continue reading

Doritos Monster (commercial)

Doritos Monster (Commercial) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. This was pretty awesome to make. It was our first time casting and working with child actors, which made it a fun shoot. Another aspect that made this shoot awesome was making the monster come alive. It was pretty cool to see it from a drawing to being live on set.

My week at Cannes

I started taking my filmmaking endeavor seriously 3 years ago. As my skills progressed, my films have been featured and have won awards in several film festivals around the U.S. But nothing compares to what was in store for my crew and I last year when we won Best Picture at Hunter College’s Campus Movie Fest with our short film “This Moment.” Along winning a cool Director’s chair trophy, our film gets a chance to be selected to screen at … Continue reading

My Red Valentine

For this year’s Valentines Day video, we got a chance to film with a dude with a Red Ranger costume. And it looks legit! And of course, the ever so beautiful Brooke Kelly decided to work with us again since she’s a fan of Power Rangers. So yeah, this heavy dialogue driven comedy short was something funny while being sweet at the same time.