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The Pintados Project

A film highlighting the journey of individuals using ancient Filipino traditions to express their identity and preserve cultural heritage.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2012
  • Website

Company Summary

This is an independent film project with partnerships and affiliations with other organizations, including fiscal sponsorship through a 501(3)c non-profit and an electronic distribution agreement through IME, a media & entertainment agent. The project began 14 months ago, fueled by a passion for knowledge, understanding, and preservation of culture. Our goal is to deliver personal narratives that document living histories and fuel creativity.


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    Heather Fassio

    Heather is a Filipina-American internationally-published writer, photojournalist, part-time nerd, and full-time nomad. Her investigative projects focus on stories and issues that highlight cultural anthropology as they relate to the aftermath of war, disaster, and social injustice. After leaving a solid mark on the world of technology, she traded in the comfort of corporate life for the unknown. She’s dedicated the last few years to researching,

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    Jackie Sawiris

    Jackie is a half Jordanian, half Egyptian, Libyan-born, American raised award-winning filmmaker, an internationally-published writer, an actor who is lucky enough to have worked with the late, great Stanley Kubrick, and permanent itinerant – though she spends most of her time in India, Jordan, and America. Behind the scenes she has worked on film and television productions with Warner Brothers, Disney, ABC and HBO as well as her own, and other, v

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    Elle Festin
    Executive Producer/Consultant

    Elle is one of the 10 founding members and datus (chiefs) of the Tatak Ng Apat Na Alon tribe (Mark of the Four Waves), an organization dedicated to reviving and preserving Filipino traditional tattoos, and owner of Spiritual Journey tattoo shop in Buena Park, California. He also maintains a private museum in California which houses thousands of Filipino artifacts, a collection of over 10,000 books on Filipino history and culture, and more private

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    Lisa Chamblee-Hampton Chamblee-Hampton
    Consultant/Fiscal Sponsor

    Being the first black female to own her own studio in Minneapolis and being coordinator and instructor of a school were only small hurdles compared to Lisa’s next challenge. She was tapped to engineer at the historic Paisley Park Studios. While there she worked with artists such as: Prince, Herbie Hancock, Larry Graham, Michael Brecker, Michael Bland, Sonny T, Kirk Johnson, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, and Matthew Garrison, just to name a few.


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    Ed Fassio

    In addition to his role as Founder and Chief Strategist of Los Angeles media agency and indie label "Itchy Music", Fassio's accomplishments include roles as a tech veteran, entertainment entrepreneur, social media junkie and full-time music enthusiast.

    Fassio has accumulated two decades of experience leading world-class service organizations and record-breaking sales revenues for companies such as Adobe Systems, Microsoft Corporation, Nextel C


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    TBD - Invictus
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    In-house through Non-profit

Previous Investors

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    Community & Crowdsourcing (Kickstarter)