We are a
women-owned film and video production company conceived by three
filmmakers, Amy Happ, Meadow Holmes, and Tricia Creason-Valencia,
while students at San Francisco State University’s film
school many years ago. The creation of FLACAFILMS allows us
to continue our rewarding collaboration as filmmakers, activists,
is currently producing a one-hour documentary titled Stable Life, which tells the story of a family of undocumented immigrants who live and work on the backside of a racetrack. She also directed the award-winning short films, Eighty
Layers of Me (that you'll have to survive), a documentary
about former cheerleaders turned activists and We
Got Next, a narrative about young women basketball
players. Both films won numerous awards and screened at
festivals throughout the United States.
Tricia is the founder of FLACAFILMS, where she works as
a director/producer and digital video editor. She has taught film/video production
and documentary filmmaking in the Social Documentation department at U.C. Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, Drexel University and in collaboration with several youth-related non-profit organizations. Tricia is a PBS/CPB Producer's Academy Fellow (2008) and a Latino Producers Academy Fellow (2008). She serves on the Board of CreaTV San Jose, a community access television station and traning center. Tricia received her BA from U.C.
Berkeley (Psychology and Chicano Studies) and graduated
from San Francisco State University with an MFA in Film
Production. She lives in San Jose, California, with her
husband and two children.
Happ is the director and producer of Code
Of Silence, an hour-long documentary about a scandal
surrounding a mysterious prison riot at Folsom State Prison.
Her first film, Resilience, is a personal documentary
about a native Alaskan woman’s struggle with alcoholism.
Resilience won numerous awards, screened in festivals around
the world, including Taos Talking Pictures Festival and
the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
and was distributed by Women Make Movies.
She also made the documentary, Naysayer, a portrait
of an aging and unrepentant anarchist, which screened at
various alternative venues and festivals such as the Chicago
Underground Film Festival.
Amy Happ received her BA and MFA in Film Production at San
Francisco State University, where she has also taught film
production. She works as a documentary editor in San Francisco.
Holmes is a seasoned cinematographer, producer and award-winning
editor. She currently works for the City of Oakland's Government
Access television station,
KTOP-10, as a digital editor.
past projects include Eighty Layers of Me and We
Got Next (Director of Photography), Transformative
Power of Faith Fancher, a documentary about an African-American
journalist's public struggle with breast cancer and Home
and Almost Free, a documentary highlighting the reintegration
of ex-convicts into the community after their release from
prison. Most recently she co-produced and edited the documentary
The Crucible, which showcases the fiery arts of
a West Oakland industrial arts school.
graduated with a BA in Film Production from San Francisco
State University. She lives in Oakland, CA.