The Philippine mythological creature, Kapre is making an international debut on Hulu’s horror anthology, Bite Size Halloween. The tree-dwelling giant is featured in the short film, “The Kapre,” which is one of the 20 episodes in the spooky series’ third season.
Directed by Carlo Ledesma, “The Kapre” stars Tippy Dos Santos and Nico Locco as “two unsuspecting Americans [who] awaken a large and legendary creature while camping in an enchanted Philippine forest.”
“And thanks to an amazing dream team cast and crew, we were able to bring our hundred foot giant to life. So world, meet The Kapre. The Philippine version of Bigfoot. He’s nice once ya get to know him,” he wrote. We look forward to seeing more Philippine mythology and representation on-screen.
Cover Photo Credit: Tippy Dos Santos Instagram
Figuring out what to watch and binge or have a mellow weekend? We got you cover with these shows and Fil-Am actors that you have to catch. Check out these releases now available for you to stream and enjoy!
1. High School Musical: The Musical The Series
One of the biggest sensation right now, Olivia Rodrigo is back for Season 3 of the hit series, High School Musical: The Musical The Series. Although her character, Nini is a reoccurring character this season, we’re still excited to see her back on the show that helped her career skyrocket! The first episode is out now and catch new episodes on Wednesdays only on Disney+.
2. Fire Island
Catch Fil-Am Conrad Ricamora (How to Get Away with Murder) in this rom-com that’s inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story follows a group of gay friends who go on vacation to Fire Island, only for things to become complicated by classism and romance. It also stars Bowen Yang, James Scully, and Margaret Cho and you can catch it on Hulu.
3. Street Food: USA
We love to find new and yummy new places to grab a bit to eat and Netflix‘s Street Food: USA edition will take you around cities and towns to show you where the best street food is at! Los Angeles has a large population of Filipinos and of course Filipinotown doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food. A restaurant featured, Dollar Hits will having you craving for fish balls, bbq, and all desserts you can imagine and also make you feel like you’re back in the Philippines. Just don’t watch the episode on an empty stomach!
With the huge success of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings both as a film and exhibiting representation, it’s safe to say it’s become a global phenomenon. It made Simu Liu one of the next leading man in this phase of Marvel superheroes. At the helm of it all was Japanese-Irish filmmaker, Destin Daniel Cretton. Now, he landed an exclusive multi-year deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective. Not only that, an equally huge announcement is Cretton is coming back to write and direct the “Shang-Chi” sequel.
We can expect Cretton’s work to begin popping up through the streaming services in the next few years. A project already slated and in development is a new MCU series for Disney+. According to the press release from Disney Onyx Collective is “a new content brand on Hulu designed to curate a slate of premium entertainment by creators of color and underrepresented voices.”
Deadline also shared, Cretton will be developing TV projects through his new production company, Family Owned alongside partner Asher Goldstein. The production company aims to highlight experiences and communities that are overlooked by media. He joins a roster of admired creators like Natasha Rothwell (SNL), Prentice Penny (Insecure) and all non-Marvel titles produced by Ryan Coogler’s Proximity (Black Panther).
Destin Daniel Cretton’s filmography includes I Am Not a Hipster and Short Term 12 which both debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Short Term 12 even won the Grand Jury Prize Award at Sundance and the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013. He also worked with Michel B. Jordan in Just Mercy where Jamie Foxx received a supporting role nomination. With almost 10 years in the industry, Cretton continues to make projects that make underrepresented voices heard.
Cover Photo Credit: Destin Daniel Cretton Instagram
“Hit Monkey” is hitting your screens on November 17th only on Hulu! The animated series follows a Japanese snow monkey after his tribe was slaughtered. He joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin. Together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld. Check out the action-packed trailer below.
The 10 episode series is Co-created, executive produced by Josh Gordon & Will Speck, and executive produced by Joe Quesada. It stars George Takei, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, Ally Maki, Nobi Nakanishi, and Fred Tatasciore.
A hulu Original miniseries, Nine Perfect Strangers has an all-star cast including: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, and Fil-Canadian Manny Jacinto. Its set to stream on the platform on August 18th.
The premise is “Nine strangers from the city gather for a 10-day retreat at Tranquillum House, a health and wellness resort which promises to transform and heal the guests who stay there. However, the resort is not what it seems to be and the guests are about to discover many secrets about each other and the resort’s host Masha.”
Jactino has also starred in the NBC sitcom The Good Place, appeared in the neo-noir thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale, and in the anticipated upcoming sequel, Top Gun: Maverick. Born in Manila and moved to Canada at 3 years old, he got his start in smaller roles in Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, and iZombie.
Cover Photo Credit: 9 Perfect Strangers Facebook