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About Eight Horses Productions

Eight Horses Productions Inc. is a full-service production and creative development company that has offices in Manila and Los Angeles. The company is founded by award-winning filmmaker John Paul Su. Since its inception, Eight Horses Productions has produced award-winning films, commercials and industrial videos.

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About JP

John Paul Su is a Filipino Chinese American filmmaker whose works often explore the immigrant experience, as well as, characters living on the fringe of society and their resilient spirit. He is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He won the Directors Guild of America's Best Asian-American Student Filmmaker Award for his short Pagpag (The Refuse), which was picked up by PBS and Shorts International. 'Smell A Memory', an advocacy piece on Alzheimer’s disease that he directed in Singapore, was shortlisted at Cannes Lions and won the Silver AdStar Award.

His debut feature “Toto” has earned accolades both in his native country—the Philippines, and in the international film festival circuit.

Su is an alumnus of Disney/ABC Directing Program, NBCUniversal Emerging Directors Program, and the Berlinale Talents Tokyo. His latest project, Captain C! is a San Francisco Film Society-Westridge Foundation grant recipient, a finalist in both WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition and Screencraft Family Screenplay Competition, and a Quarter-finalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

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Awards

  • Winner, Audience Choice Award for Best Film, New York Asian American International Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Foreign Film, Los Angeles Comedy Festival
  • Winner, Best Director, Metro Manila Film Festival (New Wave Section)
  • Winner, Special Jury Prize, Metro Manila Film Festival (New Wave Section)
  • Winner, Best Asian American Filmmaker, Directors Guild of America Student Awards
  • Silver Medal, Best Short Film, New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards;
  • Winner, Best Live Action Short (Drama), NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Best of 2014 Awards;
  • Winner, Best Student Documentary, CINE Golden Eagle Awards;
  • Finalist, Cannes Lions Awards
  • Winner, Silver, AdStar Awards
  • Nominated— Rome Independent Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Metro Manila Film Festival, Short Shorts International Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Uppsala International Film Festival, Milan International Film Awards, Filipino Society of Film Critics Award (Urian Award)