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ROM-COM GONE WRONG, Starring Lia Chang, Eric Elizaga and Brian Kim, to Screen at 15th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon in March

ROM-COM GONE WRONG, a new comedy short produced by Bev’s Girl Films and Cut & Dry Films, is an official selection of the 15th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon. Written and directed by Garth Kravits, ROM-COM GONE WRONG stars Lia Chang, Eric Elizaga and Brian Kim.

Eric Elizaga and Brian Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Elizaga quit his medical sales and marketing job in his home state of Hawaii to go to acting school in New York. Since then, he has appeared in over a dozen television shows including Elementary, Orange Is The New Black, Hawaii 5-0, FBI, as well as recurring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Gotham. Eric also wrote and directed a short film called  The Beach House for which he won the best short film director award at the Bergen International Film Festival. The Beach House was also an official selection at the 2019 Disorient Film Festival.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman, Balancing Act, Belongingness, When the World was Young and Hide and Seek, which screened at DisOrient in 2016.

The DisOrient Asian American Film Festival showcases narrative, documentary, and short films with a focus on authentic Asian American and Pacific Islander voices and stories- celebrating inclusion, diversity and universal human experiences. The Festival will take place from March 12-15, 2020 at selected locations in Eugene, OR. Screening date: TBA. For more information on the festival click on https://disorientfilm.org

Happy New Year from Lia Chang and Garth Kravits of Bev’s Girl Films and Cut & Dry Films. Special thanks to all of our fabulous and gorgeous artist pals who collaborated with us and came out to play. Looking forward to a new year of diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.

Isabela Sanchez makes her film debut in BELONGINGNESS.
Isabela Sanchez makes her film debut in BELONGINGNESS.

Bev’s Girl Films presents BELONGINGNESS, a new short film starring Isabela Sanchez and Lia Chang. Written, directed and edited by Cut & Dry Films’ Garth Kravits, BELONGINGNESS follows a young girl’s search for identity and a sense of belonging, which comes from an expected source. Original Score by John Tyler Kent. Official Selection of the Asian Film Festival.

Jessica Wu, Déa Julien, Yuko Kudo, Sammi Price, Ali Ewoldt, Emily Borromeo, Garth Kravits and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Lia Chang

Ali Ewoldt​ and Emily Borromeo​ Star in the Holiday Comedy Short, THE CACTUS, written by Ms. Ewoldt and Jessica Wu​.

A Bev’s Girl Films and Cut & Dry Films Production, produced by Jessica Wu, Ali Ewoldt, Garth Kravits, and Lia Chang, directed and Lensed by Garth Kravits, the crew also includes 1st AD Eric Elizaga​, 2nd AD Jessica Wu, Set PAs Yuko Kudo​ and Déa Julien, Hair/Makeup by Sammi Price​. Edited by Garth Kravits and Jessica Wu.


1st Row: Brandon Ilaw, Billy Bustamante, Steven Cuevas. Back Row: Kevin Schuering, Priya Mahendra, Garth Kravits, Stephanie Celustka, Alex Chester-Blank Diane de Boer-Phelan and Jonathan Cuevas. Photo by Lia Chang

Helmed by Billy Bustamante, THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Priya Mahendra and Kevin Schuering and features cinematography and editing by Garth Kravits, music direction by Steven Cuevas (violin, piano), with musicians Brandon Ilaw (guitar) and Jonathan Cuevas (cello).

Currently in post-production, WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG stars Virginia Wing, Jason Ma and Lia Chang. The cast also features Jo Yang, Daniel Dunlow, Michelle Miller and Mark York.

When siblings Benjamin and Audrey return home to confront their Mother’s memory loss, they discover a hidden key to her past.

Written and directed by Garth Kravits, the film is Executive Produced by Bev’s Girl Films, with producers Garth Kravits of Cut & Dry Films and Eric Elizaga. Hair and makeup by Dorothy Bhadra. Special thanks to Karen Elizaga and Daniel Dunlow.

Seated: Anna Noble, Emy Coligado, Jaygee Macapugay and Lia Chang. Standing:
Daniel Dunlow, Jon Hoche, Michael Keyloun, Anastasia, Michelle Miller, Eric Elizaga, Kiet Tai Cao, Dewey D. Nguyen and Garth Kravits. Photo by Viet Vo

LIES LIES LIES Stars Jaygee Macapugay, Jon Hoche, Emy Coligado and Michael Keyloun. The cast also features Daniel Dunlow, Michelle Miller, Kiet Tai Cao, Dewey D Nguyen, Lia Chang and Anna Noble. Written and directed by Garth Kravits, Executive Producer Bev’s Girl Films with Producers Cut & Dry Films and Eric Elizaga.

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Multimedia: Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo Star in Comedy Short, THE CACTUS

Just in time for the Holidays, Bev’s Girl Films and Cut&Dry Films, present The Cactus, an original comedy short by Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Jessica Wu (Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line).

Directed by Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin’ the Band Back Together) and starring Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo (School of Rock, Broadway Bounty Hunter).  The Cactus shows us just how much ‘fun’ it is to be with family for the holidays.

Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang

The Cactus is produced by Jessica Wu, Ali Ewoldt, Garth Kravits, and Lia Chang. Helmed and lensed by Garth Kravits, the production team also includes 1st AD Eric Elizaga, 2nd AD Jessica Wu, Set PAs Yuko Kudo and Déa Julien, Hair/Makeup by Sammi Price. The Cactus was edited by Garth Kravits and Jessica Wu. Check out the behind-the-scenes photos from the fun shoot.

Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Jessica Wu, Déa Julien, Yuko Kudo, Sammi Price, Ali Ewoldt, Emily Borromeo, Garth Kravits and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Lia Chang
Oscar. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Eric Elizaga and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Eric Elizaga, Garth Kravits and Yuko Kudo. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt and Sammi Price. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Eric Elizaga and Ali Ewoldt. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo and Sammi Price. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Emily Borromeo and Ali Ewoldt. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt. Photo by Lia Chang

Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Eric Elizaga and Jessica Wu. Photo by Lia Chang
Oscar and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Jessica Wu, Eric Elizaga, Garth Kravits, Yuko Kudo, Ali Ewoldt. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt, Emily Borromeo, Garth Kravits and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt and Emily Borromeo. Photo by Lia Chang

The Cactus is dedicated to the loving memory of Edgar Alberto Anolin.

Ali Ewoldt and Edgar Alberto Anolin.
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2019 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

“Sunny Side Up” on Sprout, starring Emily Borromeo, Carly Ciarrocchi, Kaitlin Becker and Tim Kubart, Receives Daytime Emmy Nod for Best Pre-School Children’s Series

Emily Borromeo
Emily Borromeo

Congratulations to Emily Borromeo on her first Daytime Emmy nod as part of the “Sunny Side Up” team, which has been nominated for Best Pre-School Children’s Series, and will be competing against “Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures,” “Mutt & Stuff,” “Sesame Street,” and “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

Kaitlin Becker, Tim Kubart, Chica, Carly Ciarrocchi, Emily Borromeo of "Sunny Side Up". Photo: Sprout
Kaitlin Becker, Tim Kubart, Chica, Carly Ciarrocchi, Emily Borromeo of “Sunny Side Up”. Photo: Sprout

Borromeo, an actor, singer and dancer, is a host of “Sunny Side Up Show” on Sprout (NBCUniversal), the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online. Along with her co-host, Chica, Borromeo interacts live with preschoolers and their families across the country as she shares daily birthday greetings, viewer-submitted crafts, fun facts and weekly themes ranging from colors, numbers and letters to manners, gardening and pets. Borromeo debuted as a host on “Sunny Side Up” in June 2014.

“Sunny Side Up” airs Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-noon ET. Along with Borromeo and Chica, “Sunny Side Up,” stars Carly Ciarrocchi, Kaitlin Becker and Tim Kubart. The show is co-executive produced by Andrew Beecham, Meredith Halpern-Ranzer and Jeremy Wintroub; with supervising producers Ed Pokropski, Kristen McGregor, and features music by Tim Burns. The series is produced by Sprout and is part of Children’s Network LLC, a division of NBCUniversal.

Originally from Los Altos, California, Borromeo has been singing since the age of three when her favorite movies included The Wizard of Oz and Singing in the Rain. Since then, Borromeo has gone on to become a lead soloist on NBC’s a cappella competition, “The Sing Off,” and perform in many off Broadway shows and new musicals. Borromeo is also a member of America’s Sweethearts, a vintage music entertainment group.

From May 6 – May 28, you can catch Borromeo as Marcy Park in The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) production of the award-winning musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, directed by APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.  Click here for more information.

Borromeo recently came out to support her pals lyricist Benjamin Halstead and composer Garth Kravits at the TUNE IN TIME Musical Theater Game Show at the York Theatre, when Halstead and Kravits were paired together to create an original song in 20 minutes for a new musical, and ultimately won.

Benjamin Halstead, Emily Borromeo and Garth Kravits and TUNE IN TIME at the York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Benjamin Halstead, Emily Borromeo and Garth Kravits and TUNE IN TIME at the York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Borromeo performed a duet with Garth Kravits of his new original song “That Man” from M: The Musical. 

Emily Borromeo performs a duet with Garth Kravits of his new original song “That Man” from M: THE MUSICAL at TUNE IN TIME at York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo performs a duet with Garth Kravits of his new original song “That Man” from M: THE MUSICAL at TUNE IN TIME at York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits and Benjamin Halstead win TUNE IN TIME Musical Theater Song Writing Competition at The York Theatre

In addition to being a host on “Sunny Side Up,” Borromeo’s love of working with kids and her passion for the arts have led her to volunteer as an actor and teaching assistant for “Story Pirates,” a non-profit arts organization that promotes creative writing skills, confident self-expression, and literacy to kids of all ages.

Emily Borromeo and Enrico Rodriguez. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo and Enrico Rodriguez. Photo by Lia Chang

Borromeo graduated from Brown University, where she earned a B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies.

www.emilyborromeo.com

The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony is set for May 1 at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Creative Arts kudos will be handed out April 29 at the Bonaventure. The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations were announced on the Emmy-winning show, “The Talk,” on CBS.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2015 calendar year.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, honors the more than 65 craft categories behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre.

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded at  www.emmyonline.tv.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of more than 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Disorient Film Festival in Eugene Oregon in April. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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