I hope other Asian kids hear this song and join me in celebrating our joy. Featuring a cast of Basco’s peers, the lighthearted video evokes a sense of nostalgia for the simpler times of being young and carefree in the summer.
Bianca Catbagan is a Filipino director & photographer based in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Manila and moved to New York in 2014 for her MFA in Directing & Screenwriting at Columbia University. Today, she heads development at the independent film collective, Indie Pop Films and volunteers her time at Cinema Sala, a platform that showcases Filipino and Filipino-American work in film and the performing arts. Her films have screened at numerous international festivals including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Festival, Asian American International Film Festival in New York, Seattle Asian Film Festival, and the Micheaux Film Festival. She was a Cinematography Fellow at the Asian Film Academy of the Busan International Film Festival and a participant at the Talent Lab of the Reykjavik International Film Festival where her film was nominated for a Golden Egg. As a photographer, Bianca’s films are visually driven and place emphasis on the faces and stories of women. Her love for the image has brought her behind the scenes of films, fashion shows, and music festivals. She shoots on both film and digital, but prefers her Canon AE-1.