Reel Asian presents Suman Ladies at The Bridging Festival

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 2012 Unsung Voices participant Althea Balmes screens her award-winning short documentary at The Bridging Festival.   The Bridging Festival is an arts and culture festival aimed to bring together the vibrant neighborhoods of Scarborough, taking place on August 15, 20, […]

Reel Asian celebrates AHM! Interview w/ Albert Zablan and Althea Balmes

Time for the final interview of our Asian Heritage Month School Tour filmmakers series. Last week I sat down to chat with Albert and Althea after dim sum and we covered everything from Deadliest Warrior, suman and of course their filmmaking experience […]

Surreal Experiences of a First Time Filmmaker

The following is written by Unsung Voices Filmmaker, Althea Balmes (who also won the WIFT-T Award at Reel Asian for Suman Ladies). As I write this, I’m on the College streetcar on my way to The Royal to catch The […]

Youth Summer Workshop update: Cycle, Suman Ladies, Something

While the Youth Summer Video Production Workshop heads into its final stretch of shooting, now’s a fine time to highlight the stirling ladies in the group. The midnight oil was burning on Lisa Qiu’s Something last weekend. Her Director of […]