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The National Film Society is a new media studio co-founded by 30-something filmmakers Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, who’ve decided to take their talents to YouTube. They produce original content, collaborate with talented creators and make fun of each other as much as possible.
Patrick Epino is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and online designer. He was selected by the film magazine, The Independent, as one of its “10 Filmmakers to Watch” for his first feature film,Mr. Sadman, which he both wrote and directed, about a 1990 Saddam Hussein double who loses his job and moves to Los Angeles to start his life over.
He’s planning his follow up film,Be a Man, for 2012. As a designer, he serves as the Director of Online and New Media at Suey Creative, an LA-based design agency. Patrick is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. He studied design in between.
Stephen Dypiangco is a socially conscious independent filmmaker who writes, directs and produces narrative films, documentaries, music videos and more. His personal documentaryHome Unknown (currently in post-production) follows his journey to the Philippines to rediscover his heritage with a pair of uncooperative sidekicks - his parents.
As a Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD), Stephen’s recent projects include the Oscar-winning short film “God of Love” and the feature documentary How To Live Forever. Stephen is an alum of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and NYU’s graduate film program.