I liked the idea of a Filipino American meeting a Filipino tourist and had to show that person around New York City. “Astig, New York” is based on Vincent Lin’s “Love, NY” but the Filipino version rather than Korean. We got to shoot at Payag restaurant which was nice of them, and many awesome places in New York City. It was pretty cold then, but we stood our ground and finished this short film. It’s our first short film with the Tagalog language so it was challenging and fun to make.