Digital cookbook ∙ ongoing | 2020

A realtime community cookbook by chefs and artists of the Asian diaspora.

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Mixtape series ∙ ongoing | 2020

An eclectic monthly mixtape series highlighting the music of the Asian diaspora.

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Community project ∙ ongoing | 2018

A first of its kind event that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education.

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Nonfiction ∙ 20min | 2020

Essay for The Creative Independent on learning to be resilient in the face of chaos and uncertainty.

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Narrative film ∙ 5min | 2017

A dance comedy starring Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Rachel Wyman, and Julio Jean.

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Documentary film ∙ 6min | 2017

Up close and personal with Agnès Varda on International Women's Day, 2017.

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Criticism ∙ 10min | 2016

An online resource for editorial commentary on NYC moving image culture.

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Criticism ∙5min | 2016

On Full Metal Jacket, film school curricula, and "essential" cinema.

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Nonfiction ∙20min | 2016

An investigative essay for Harvard Law School’s “Just Food?" Forum for Land Use, Rights and Ecology.

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Nonfiction∙ 5min | 2016

A proposal for Storefront For Art & Architecture’s Competition “Taking Buildings Down.”

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Nonfiction ∙20min | 2015

10-page spread for L.R. Magazine Issue 1 “Stories We Tell Ourselves” published by DDMMYY.

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Experimental film ∙ 15min | 2015

Three unreleased music videos: for Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Jeremiah Meece.

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Documentary film ∙ 20min | 2013

An exploration through the eyes of Eva Franch i Gilabert, Natalie Bartlett, and Niki Nakazawa.

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Narrative film ∙ 12min | 2012

A strange and surreal film starring Chase Maguire, Kelly and Lisa Royère. Screenplay by Caitlin Doughty.

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Documentary film∙ 13min | 2011

The history and current state of the American funeral industry. In collaboration with Caitlin Doughty.

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Angeline Gragasin is a Filipino American writer, filmmaker, and artist who tells stories about ecology, memory, and power. Her background is interdisciplinary, her work equal parts poetic expression and critical inquiry. She sees each project as an opportunity to ask questions, take risks, and experiment. Before she became a filmmaker, Gragasin trained extensively in mask, mime, and improvisational performance. This early emphasis on image and action-based storytelling continues to inform her work today.

Her short films have screened internationally at BAM, Cucalorus, Clermont-Ferrand, Zinebi, and more. Gragasin lives and works in New York City where she is the Founder and Director of Happy Family Night Market, an artist-run cooperative whose mission is to celebrate the Asian diaspora and deepen cross-cultural exchange through food, art, and education. She also teaches time-based media and creative entrepreneurship at The New School. Gragasin was recently named a 2022 Flaherty Seminar Professional Development Fellow.

Gragasin holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at CUNY Brooklyn College, and an AB in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from The University of Chicago, where she was awarded the Theater and Performance Studies Undergraduate Career Award for her thesis project as well as a Jeff Metcalf Fellowship at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She is an alum of NEW INC and UnionDocs' Summer Documentary Lab.

Her work has been supported by The Moth, The Kate Spade & Co. Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Harvard University, The Bureau of Creative Works, NoBudge, TimeOut NY, Fader, The New York Times' T Magazine, Festival Internacional de Videodanza CDMX, Residency Unlimited, Palais de Tokyo, Kickstarter, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, The Strange Foundation, NYSCA, and the Queens Council on the Arts, among others.

She spent many years training in clown, commedia dell’Arte, devised theater, and puppetry with LEM’s (Ecole Jacques Lecoq) Carlos García Estevez, 500 Clown, Double Edge Theater, SITI Company, and Blair Thomas & Company. She went on to collaborate with Redmoon Theater, Blast Theory, and theater artists Seth Bockley (The Goodman), Richard Newman (The Hinterlands), and Julia Miller (Manual Cinema) before transitioning from performance to filmmaking.



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Dec 5 2020 — Exit 2 Community Showcase
Jan 29 2021 — Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

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