Patrick Epino is a writer, director, and producer. His work includes Awesome Asian Bad Guys starring Randall Park, Tamlyn Tomita, Dante Basco, and Yuji Okumoto; and Mr. Sadman starring Scoot McNairy, Amanda Fuller, and Tim Kang.
Patrick is the owner and executive producer of National Film Society, a multimedia production studio whose clients include Amazon, Starz, PBS, and IMDb.
He also played the role of “Troy” in H.P. Mendoza’s critically acclaimed film Bitter Melon.
AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS
Feature Film • Action-Comedy
An irreverent homage to the unsung villains of ’80s & ’90s action flicks, this nonstop action-comedy plunges a motley crew of washed up Asian bad guy actors into a deadly mission to take down Los Angeles’ most nefarious mob boss.
Starring Randall Park (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Fresh Off the Boat), Tamlyn Tomita (The Karate Kid Part II, The Good Doctor), Al Leong (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon), Dante Basco (Hook), Yuji Okumoto (The Karate Kid Part II), Aaron Takahashi (The Wedding Ringer), and George Cheung (Rambo: First Blood Part II).
* Official selection of the IFP Emerging Storytellers’ Project Forum.
* Distributed by Gunpowder & Sky (formerly FilmBuff) and available on digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Feature Film • Black Comedy
A satirical fish out of water story about a 1990 Saddam Hussein double who loses his job and moves to Los Angeles in search of a new life.
Starring Al No’mani (Three Kings, Arrested Development), Scoot McNairy (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Narcos: Mexico), Amanda Fuller (Last Man Standing, Orange Is the New Black), Tim Kang (Magnum P.I., The Mentalist), and Rudy Ramos (Yellowstone, The High Chaparral).
* Official Selection of the IFP Narrative Labs and IFP Week.
* Originally distributed by GoDigital. Planned rerelease in 2023.
Short Film • Comedy
In a culture of quick fixes, a sad guy is trying to get happy—and so is everyone else.
* Distributed by Cinequest International.
Short Film • Comedy
A man must come to terms with who and what he really is.
* Distributed by Microcinema’s Blackchair Collection.