Hey, I'm A.J.!

Los Angeles, California

A.J. Calomay, a UCLA graduate with a Psychobiology and Cognitive Science degree, found passion in film and media while producing videos for UCLA’s Filipino organization. In 2001, the West L.A. native established Xylophone Films, and along with Kid Heroes Productions, produced a decade’s worth of high profile independent projects, including music videos for the Black Eyed Peas, "the Apl Song", "Bebot", and the feature film "Lumpia". Xylophone and Kid Heroes are currently in development for "Lumpia 2". In addition to running Xylophone Films, Calomay works as an editor and in various positions in the post-production industry. He has worked with MTV News, Disney Interactive Media Group, XBox Video, M3 Creative ("Iron Man 2" featurette), Fandango.com, NBC Universal/USA Network ("Covert Affairs", "Mr Robot"), and Warner Bros ("Speed Racer", "DC's Legends of Tomorrow").

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Borrowed Light

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Two best friends who share a love for music grow apart when one of them moves away for college and suffers a mental breakdown.

105%

38 days left

136 followers

Daughter

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

A young woman is inducted into a bizarre family as their new surrogate daughter.

101%

This project got the green light!

CRAZY the Series Post-Production

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

CRAZY follows two queer women navigating mental illness, romance, and unhelpful stigma in their Asian American families.

81%

This project got the green light!

Tristan and Isaac

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Two lovers get swept up in a romance with no concern for consequences.

82%

This project got the green light!

Fruit Fly

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

At an off-kilter performing arts school, a young woman with a penchant for falling for gay men finds herself in a love triangle.

133%

This project got the green light!

Circuit

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A young black teen's extraordinary fight to escape her captor who has forced her into sex slavery.

363%

This project got the green light!

Harana (formerly "A Song for Myself")

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A homesick Filipino lounge singer confronts her cover band in order to play her original song in front of their uncaring Vegas audience.

111%

This project got the green light!

The Patients

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

How do you explain #MeToo to your immigrant parents? The Patients tells the story of a loving, yet lukewarm family learning to heal together

124%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

CRAZY

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Frenemies in their 20s navigate life after college with mental illnesses that teach them they’re more alike than they realize.

100%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.

121%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Action, Comedy

15 years after the original, the Filipino egg-roll-armed avenger reappears in Fogtown to stop a mysterious drug syndicate...

80%

This project got the green light!

Seppuku

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller

After receiving devastating news, an Olympic hopeful falls into a spirit world where she must pass a test or die trying.

108%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

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