King Louie Palomo —

Filipino-Canadian Filmmaker

King Louie is a Queer, Filipino-Canadian, producer-director committed to uncompromising visions that challenge conventional paradigms. He works to encourage dialogue and foster community through producing films. Over the years, King created short films that have been screened at local and international film festivals. He is recently selected at the 2024 CFC Norman Jewison Film Program: Director’s Lab.

As a producer, King's credits include CROSSROADS, which was acquired by Viddsee, LOST BENEATH THE STARS (Warsaw 2018, Edmonton 2018), which was bought at Cannes Film Market by RTE Ireland for network and online distribution and secured European theatrical and online distribution with Sofy TV. He also produced THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD (featured on Directors Notes, Booooooom TV) and AUGANIC (deadCenter 2024, Palm Springs ShortFest 2024).

As a writer-director, King's credits include NENE (Standout Director at the 21st Reelworld Film Festival) and STAY (Runner Up for Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at Out on Film: Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Fest, Academy Award® Qualifying).

King Louie works in the visual effects industry as a Production Manager. Recent credits include THE LAST OF US S1 (HBO), which won the 75th Emmys for Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

King is currently developing his first feature-length film, STAY, and is in the funding stage for his next short film, AKING PAROL (MY LANTERN).

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AUGANIC —

Starring Kenny Brain and Matt Dejanovic. A married couple examines an unusual phenomenon when they discover a special ability during an intimate moment.

SCREENINGS AND FESTIVALS
Roze Filmdagen: Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2024
Wicked Queer: Boston's LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2024
deadCenter Film Festival 2024
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2024
OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival 2024

WINNER - Best Live Action Short, deadCenter Film Festival 2024 (Academy Award®-Qualified)

IN COMPETITION - Best LGBTQ Short, Palm Spring International ShortFest 2024

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STAY —

Starring Kendall Gender and Riley Davis. A touring drag queen sparks an irresistible connection with a local artist only a few hours before flying back home to her struggling relationship.

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