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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


Directed by Rachel Leyco

United States / 2016 / Drama, LGBT / 15 mins


Torn between the ‘perfect’ daughter that her strict traditional family believes her to be and the open-minded free spirit that she is, a second-generation Filipino-American must make a move to declare her identity in BICULTURAL.

Director's Bio

Rachel Leyco is an award-winning filmmaker and actress. She was born in the Philippines to two registered nurses and moved to Texas at the age of four. When she started middle school, she caught the acting bug after taking a drama class and the rest was left to destiny. She moved to Los Angeles with her family after her freshman year of high school. Rachel performed in numerous theater plays, more notably portraying female versions of male roles, such as Puck in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and LeFou in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. In college, Rachel started to passionately pursue a career in film – both in front and behind the screen. Since then, she has been cast in many commercials, web series, and short films. As a student filmmaker, her work has been recognized by the Emmy’s Foundation when her short web series pilot, THE SUB CLUB, won at the 2013 College Television Awards. In early 2016, Rachel’s short film, MAPLE’S TREE, was an official selection at the Asians On Film festival in downtown LA’s Little Tokyo; she also received an Honorable Mention for Best Actress. Rachel continues to create compelling and inspiring stories that elevate the human spirit.

Plays in


    A collection of short films that speaks to the unspoken.

    In This Program: Ode, Bicultural, First Generation, Wonderland, Looking for Luke

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