Rise & Shine with FilAm Creative puts the spotlight on Direk Eileen Cabiling

Women’s History Month celebration continues as Rise & Shine celebrates 10 episodes of award-winning social impact filmmaker EILEEN CABILING, who chats with Ed & Rex about her film BASURERO, an international hit at film festivals worldwide!

Inspired by an Al Jazeera report, Basurero documents the story of a Filipino fisherman (Jericho Rosales) who dumps bodies into the ocean for vigilantes during the current drug war. Eileen compares her cathartic experience filming in the Philippines to her work on independent and studio films in America. Plus, don’t miss her great answers for Rise & Shine’s 13 Things!

Rise & Shine w/FilAm Creative spotlights the many artists, entertainers, and influential creative minds in the Filipino & Asian American communities. Rise & Shine is hosted by Ed Mallillin & Rex Sampaga, with co-hosts Roni Canieso & Kayemee, and featuring Jeremiah Castro and Veronica. Rise & Shine is produced by FilAm Creative, in association with RAS Music Group and Malinius, LLC.

Catch new episodes every Tuesday on YouTube and wherever you download your favorite podcasts. FilAm Creative, Inc. educates and advocates for the Filipino-American entertainment community and all looking for a collaborative workspace in order to achieve greater representation and career advancement.

Watch the interview here.

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Jericho Rosales – “Echo” – (Lead Actor/Philippines)

Echo is a deep talent with a big heart, epic range, and brings to the project his international popularity as a television star in the Philippines, Asia, and South America. He has won numerous awards and yet Echo is grounded and stays connected to his humble beginnings in Manila. In addition to being recognized for his performing abilities with  “Best Actor” awards for his roles in films like “Baler” and “Pacquiao”, he is also an accomplished singer and songwriter.

Rosales and Cabiling are collaborating on Eileen’s upcoming feature film debut titled Manhid– currently in development and scheduled for production in 2021.