After producing the feature documentary, Gwapa (Beautiful), we became enchanted with the spirit of Pitogo Island, a tiny remote island off the coast of Bohol, and created lasting friendships with the families there. Pitogo Island is very remote and getting necessary supplies is challenging. Many children eat only rice and don’t have shoes or pants to wear to school. We started Project Pitogo as part of Weird Pixel’s philanthropic arm and as a way to extend compassion, goods,
It's been a long and crazy ride since we first started production back in 2011. There were a lot of bumps and bruises along the way, but they were all worth it! It takes serious dedication to finish a no budget film like this, one where everyone has so kindly donated their time to this cause. We're honored to have so much support from our friends!
Big thanks to Faces of Tomorrow, Sine Motif Productions, Hot Pixel Post Production, Tia Carrere,Igloo music Studios, Michelle M
There's just no way to explain the amount of joy this photo brings us. Even after one of the worst typhoons in Filipino history, the Bulabos family is safe, healthy, and still smiling. And fortunately, all the kids have healed well from their surgeries. They truly are an amazing family and we are in awe of their courage everything.
Thanks to our pal, Charina Torregosa-asunto for making this priceless photo a reality. Look out for more photos coming soon! Photo by: Lemuel A
UPDATE! The relief boxes for our Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda drive made it to Pitogo Island safe and sound! Big thanks to Charina Torregosa-asunto, pictured here with Violetta and Teodoro Bulabos, for her instrumental role in the success of this delivery. We could've have done it without her love and perseverance. Wish we could've been there, but these photos are too good to be true. So many smiling faces. Click HERE to view more photos from our 1ST ANNUAL DONATION DRIVE!
Big thanks to Tia Carrere and her lovely daughter, Bianca, for an incredible voice over session at Igloo music Studios! Tia is truly an awesome person. Her amazing voice will help the film reach more audiences and have a much larger impact.
Shout out to the good people at Igloo and to our super cool recordist, Daniel Davila, with Sine Motif Productions. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. This is a dream come true and we thank you all for joining the fight to cu
Big news! The incredible Tia Carrere is joining Gwapa Film as our narrator and we're SO excited to finally talk about it! From Filipino-Hawaiian roots, the talented actress and grammy award-winning musician dedicates much of her time to helping others in need. We're thrilled that she's lending her voice to our cause and joining the fight to cure cleft deformities too. We've loved Tia since we were kids. This is a dream come true! Photo: Simon Wakelin Stay tuned for more Tia u
Take a stand with us! We're looking for organizations and companies that want to become a Proud Supporter of Gwapa Film! We're not looking for money, just an informal agreement to show that your brand cares. Let's make a difference together! Interested? Leave a reply or email email@example.com for more information. Bayanihan! Get in touch HERE #gwapafilm #film #documentary #proudsupporters #charity #philippines
Big thanks to all the many people who helped make our typhoon relief drive a success! Because of you, there are 3 more boxes on their way to Pitogo Island. A total of 6 boxes containing relief items will reach the area in January. Shout out to The HUB LA, Angel City Brewery, and Atlas Shipping for helping us pull off this drive, and to all our awesome donors for making a difference! Stay tuned for updates. #fundraiser #reliefdrive #charity #kids #philippines #gwapafilm
This our first photo update in 2 years from the family featured in Gwapa Film! Big thanks to Fernando Estavilla for sending us this current photo of the incredible Bulabos family on Pitogo Island. Post typhoon and all smiles. We're thrilled to know that they're all okay and that their amazing resilience is still in tack. And wow! Look how big they're getting. We'll keep posting updates as we get them, so stay tuned! #yolandaph #gwapafilm #typhoonyolanda #philippines #charity
The bins are filling up and we couldn't be more thankful to all our donors. Shout to our friend, Hannah Levin, for donating and for sending this awesome photo update! Are you still planning to support our relief drive for typhoon survivors? Today is YOUR LAST CHANCE! Drop off donations at The Hub LA through 10pm tonight. #fundraiser #reliefdrive #charity #kids #philippines #gwapafilm