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"Changelings: Aswang"

NYPD Special Spectral Division Detective Francine Vincent (Catherine Curtin) is searching for an Aswang, a filipino Demon (Vincent Veloso). Her investigations lead her into run ins with Father Martin Mordicai (Eric Roberts) and members of NYPD's elite striker unit, "The Reaper Squad" and darker and deadlier intrigue.

NYPD special spectral division officers confront dark forces as they continue their dangerous search for a deadly secret.

Something now hunts supernaturals & the investigating NYPD officers & detectives;something that does not understand pity, fear, or pain

  • Vincent Veloso
    Director
  • Vincent Veloso
    Writer
  • Vincent Veloso
    Producer
  • Catherine Curtin
    Key Cast
  • Eric Roberts
    Key Cast
  • Stormi Maya
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED EPIC
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Vincent Veloso

Vincent Veloso is an Asian Filipino-American martial artist (judo, jujutsu, Aikido), trained salsa ballroom dancer & actor, model, writer, producer, award winning director, businessman & 17 instrument performing musician. Originally from New Jersey, he was interested in music and acting at a young age, eventually attending NYU jazz studies program. He has studied music with Ted Nash, Ralph Lalama, Vincent Herring, Steve Coleman, Jerome Callet, Kenny Werner and George Garzone. He studied acting with Ronald Rand, actorsinc and Wendy Mckenzie.

Since 1995, he has been working with many of the established Latin Alternative/rock en espanol crowd, as well as many highly respected jazz musicians, swing and funk acts. He has worked and/or appeared w/ King Chango, Ozomatli, Los Pericos, Los Amigos Invisibles, Pacha Massive, Control Machete, Javier Garcia, Yerba Buena, Sidestepper, Sean Lennon, Jaron Lanier, Badawi, Frank Foster, "Alkebulan" Rodriguez, Jazz Sawyer, Kaleta, DJ Logic, DJ Spooky, DJ Olive, DJ Kenny Summit, DJ Cleveland, DJ Tony Touch, M'lumbo, Dave Stryker, George Garzone, Joe Shepley, Donald Byrd, Bryan Lynch, Bobby Sanabria, Arturo O'farrill, Sunny Jain, Victor Barrientos, Dennis Davis, Tootes & the Maytails, Nick Palumbo & the Flipped fedoras, Dean Shot & the blues Revue, Si Se, Atercielados, Avatar, Brenda K Starr, & many others.

Performance highlights include headlining the 2002 Montreal Jazz Festival with the Venezuelan group King Chango and many world tours with King Chango and Pacha Massive.

Vincent was a professor at the Academy of music of Ramapo College from 1999 to 2006 where he taught winds and music theory, & is the current brass instructor, drill writer/instructor and Assistant Director for the Crimson Kings Drum, Fife & Bugle Corps.

Vince is also featured on a number of music and commercial recordings & films as a musician, music composer, and screenwriter.

After appearing in several short films in the late 90s, Vincent began a more serious acting career in 2009 after his friend, singer/actress 'Margarita Martirosyan (I)' asked him if could play bass and accompany her on a commercial audition where he was also introduced to an agent. Vincent has since made several TV and film appearances, and has directed films like Watson (2014) and shows including the SAG new media series Changelings (2013) which he wrote, executive produced and directed.

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Director Statement

Science Fiction, fantasy and horror stories are ways to talk about the dark side and the hopes of humanity in ways that can open ideas that may not be easy to talk about otherwise. As an Asian American filmmaker, I strive to make stories that are multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and stories with ideas that can stand alone regardless of gender, age or background. This story is about overreach of Authority, the dangers of the unknown and ulterior agendas, and touches upon racism and sexism.