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The Movies of H.P. Mendoza


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The Movies of H.P. Mendoza


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FILMOGRAPHY AT A GLANCE

2007 - Colma: The Musical - Writer, Lyricist, Composer, Actor
2010 - Fruit Fly - Writer, Director, Editor, Lyricist, Composer, Actor
2012 - Yes, We're Open - Writer, Actor
2014 - I Am a Ghost - Writer/Director, DP, Editor, Composer, Producer
2018 - Bitter Melon - Writer/Director - COMING SOON

(For a comprehensive list, click here to go to the H.P. Mendoza IMDb page.)

 

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I Am a Ghost


2014, Gravitas Ventures

I Am a Ghost


2014, Gravitas Ventures

Director: H.P. Mendoza
Screenplay: H.P. Mendoza

Distributor: Gravitas Ventures, Ersatz Film
Released 2014

During an indeterminable time period, Emily (Anna Ishida), a troubled ghost who died, haunts her own Victorian house every day, wondering why she can't leave. With the help of Sylvia, (Jeannie Barroga), a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a 'patient/therapist' relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to 'the next place'.
 

  • Top 10 Films of 2012 - National Film Society
  • Best of 2012 Performers - Asia Pacific Arts
  • Best Films of 2012 - Asia Pacific Arts
  • Best of 2012 - The Conduit Speaks
  • Best Directors of 2012 - The Conduit Speaks
  • Best of 2012 - Dallas Voice
  • Top 10 Films of 2012 - All Things Horror
  • Best of 2012 - Film Bizarro
  • Top 10 Best Horror 2012 - Planet of Terror
  • Best of 2012 - Horror Director - SF Weekly
  • Best of 2012 - MIX Film Festival Mexico 2012
  • BEST ACTRESSES OF 2012 - MIX Film Festival Mexico 2012

★★★★
"BRILLIANT. Like Kubrick, Hitchcock and Bergman combined." - Tim Sika, San Francisco Film Critics Circle

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Yes, We're Open


2012, Cherry Sky Films

Yes, We're Open


2012, Cherry Sky Films

Director: Richard Wong
Screenplay: H.P. Mendoza

Distributor: Cherry Sky Films
Released 2012

A self-proclaimed "modern couple" are thrown into turmoil when another couple suggests they all have an orgy. Called "a satirical dart aimed at trendy mores" by Dennis Harvey, Variety, Yes, We're Open is the winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

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Fruit Fly


2010, TLA Releasing

Fruit Fly


2010, TLA Releasing

Director: H.P. Mendoza
Screenplay: H.P. Mendoza

Distributor: TLA Releasing, Ersatz Film
Released 2010

Performance artist Bethesda comes to San Francisco and becomes the "fruit fly" of choice for her circle of gay male buddies while uncovering long-hidden family secrets. Called a "witty homespun musical" by the Los Angeles Times, Fruit Fly features 14 original songs and is the directorial debut of Colma: The Musical's H.P. Mendoza.

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Colma: The Musical


2007, Lionsgate

Colma: The Musical


2007, Lionsgate

Director: Richard Wong
Screenplay, Music & Lyrics: H.P. Mendoza

Distributor: Lionsgate
Released 2007

Three high school friends navigate their relationships with each other as they make the uneasy and often awkward transition into adulthood. With 13 original songs, Colma: The Musical is H.P. Mendoza's autobiographical memoir and the winner of three special jury awards and an Independent Spirit and Gotham nominee.

★★★★
"An itty-bitty movie with a great big heart." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times