During an interview with the Asian Journal, director and producer Patricio Ginelsa described “ action-comedy film’ Lumpia with a Vengeance” as “a wrapped “lumpia” reflecting the unique character, legacy. Tradition of the Filipino people. Filipinos of all ages agree that the eggroll known as “lumpia,. Which is filled with a tasty blend of ground pig, beef, and vegetables, is the best party food ever. The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has approved the film, and will be co-presented in theaters around the country.
“Lumpia with a Vengeance is proudly Filipina American and doesn’t feel the need to explain or apologize for her heritage. ” “It’s a window into our history, our subtleties, our comedy, and our culture as a whole,” “said Ginelsa at the recent special showing at USC’s Ray Stark Theater, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in film production.
For those wondering where the name originated from, Ginelsa said, “While it’s meant for chuckles. The character fills up such a strange emblem as his heroic image is prevalent inside the comedy e-book market.”
“One well-known superhero assumes the form of a bat. While the other adopts that of a spider. After all, lumpia seems like a reasonable alternative. It’s the Filipino people’s most famous dish, without a doubt. “It’s satire, but the concept of using lumpia to spread joy and cultural branding isn’t made up,” “Moreover, he said,
Ginelsa said that, according to the film’s catchy and hilarious title, the movie is designed to be enjoyed by moviegoers who. After a two-year sabbatical due to the epidemic, deserve a great laugh.
People should enjoy themselves and have a good time. These days, a good laugh is the only way to relax and enjoy life. In my opinion, a sizable portion of the population has been isolated in this manner—what a fantastic opportunity to relax in the company of friends and family while watching a big screen. We had a lot of fun creating this short, and we want you to have the same experience. A favorite of his is the lumpia, he said.
The 2003 independent film Lumpia (also directed and produced by Ginelsa) takes place in the late 1990s at the fictitious Fogtown Excessive College. Its sequel, “Lumpia with a Vengeance,” is set in the same time period. The film’s original premise follows a group of pals in high school who become victims of bullying from local gangs. They rely on the Silent Avenger, a hero whose abilities stem from lumpia, to protect them from these criminals.
Ginelsa described how the first film unexpectedly became popular and was well-received by critics. Lumpia Man, clad in traditional Philippine garb (the Barong Tagalog) and equipped with egg rolls, stars in a new indie classic.
Ginelsa said, “We decided to fundraise for the sequel to test whether there’s still an appetite for meals for it on the 10th anniversary of the first sequel, ‘Lumpia,’ in 2013.” “To our amazement, we had raised $50k from more than 800 supporters! “ The director can be an affiliate producer of the award-winning movie “The Debut,” launched in 2000.
For his next crowdfunded motion comedy, our lumpia-throwing hero has returned to Fogtown, the American equivalent of Manila. Daly Metropolis, California, the director’s hometown, has a mostly Filipino population. Impresses Fogtown in much the same way as Metropolis and Gotham Metropolis are comic book equivalents to New York Metropolis.
The New Plot
This sequel’s narrative now has a female protagonist, Rachel, the maid of honor for her parent’s wedding, and becomes tangled up with a criminal organization selling drugs disguised as food. She allies with Lumpia Man (also known as Kuya) to save the city and her parents’ fantasy wedding from being destroyed by an unknown criminal lord.
Seven years in the making, “Lumpia with a Vengeance” made history in July at the world’s largest pop culture convention, the SDCC when its panel was attended by more than 400 people and received an overwhelmingly positive response.
And after having its global debut at the 40th Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), “Lumpia with a Vengeance” took home the HIFF Viewers’ Award for Best Narrative.
Cast And Crew
Mark Munoz (former UFC champion), Darion Basco (“The Debut”), Katrina Dimaranan (Miss Philippines Universe Tourism 2021), Danny Trejo (“Machete”)), April Absynth (STARZ Blindspotting), Earl Baylon (“Netflix Tomb Raider”), and a competent ensemble (including the original film’s stars, Francis Custodio and Edward Baon), star in this special effects-heavy action comedy shot primarily in
To demonstrate the depth and breadth of talent within the Filipino American community, we enlisted the help of as many well-known actors and technicians from the Philippines as possible, in both full view and behind the camera. To that end, we used the same formula while writing “Lumpia with a Vengeance,” an off-the-wall comic book action comedy that features a badass Filipina-American fashion model as the protagonist. “It has all the necessary components required to grab a broad audience while also serving as an inspiring experience for many,” Ginelsa added. He also lauded the supporters’ Bayanihan spirit, manifested through in-kind contributions and even the gift of skills as background performers, production assistants, and VFX (visual effects) artists in post-production.
“I hope we can depict the authentic, risky, and unbiased nature of filming.” No matter how often we had to go around and rely on our supporters for inspiration and financial support, we always managed to make it to the finish line. Here is where we may advertise and represent our delicious film. “He said, “Although production took longer than expected, we felt a heavy obligation to provide a good film worthy of their support.”
What’s more, “Since its inception night, “Lumpia with a Vengeance” has provided the community with a fun hub where they can share ideas, learn new skills, and have fun together. Ultimately, it all came together because we believed in our work and knew an eager audience was waiting for it to be released.”
In answer to Ganesa, I’d say that “Lumpia with a Vengeance” is, at its core, a group movie in which the group members serve as producers, financiers, and actors. And it utilizes LUMPIA, the one meal that has come to symbolize our whole community.
The movie will be co-produce by Lawrence Iridate, Jeff Lam, A.J. Calomel, Lisa Chong, and Rey Cuervo. Ganesa hint at a potential next addition to the Lumpia saga. Saying that further films may be made depending on reception. “Once again, I want to toss it to the group in case they desire to watch [the third movie] quicker. I already have a great tale to tell. The third sequel must be bigger than the second. It has to be more extensive and resource-intensive, “According to what he had said. Moreover. The movie has spawned its comic e-book collection, crowdfunded by its followers.
Ganesa, a lifetime comic book fan, brought up the independently published “Lumpia with a Vengeance” comic books. Child Heroes Productions as a way to build upon the film’s plot and the world with artwork by the same artists. The illustrators that contributed to the actual film.
The limited copies provided at each show “include alternate covers and contributions from iconic artists like. While Portico (X-Males, Wetworks) and other future artists,” he said.
There are plans for a limited release of the film in theatres across the country on the following dates. October 7 (North Hollywood, New York, Dublin, Queens, Los Angeles, Fairfield, and Cerritos). In October 14 (Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Eugene, Washington. Seattle, DC, Honolulu, Lansing, Pearl Metropolis, Chicago, Kapolei, Irvine, Virginia, Seaside, Riverside, Boston, Sacramento. West Covina, and Oceanside); and October 21 (Philadelphia, New Orleans, Anchorage, Phoenix, Stockton, Tampa, Ontario. Houston and Guam). Find tickets via digital fieldwork today. Go to films.com for up-to-the-minute showtimes and tickets.