Craig Obligacion Wilson is the oldest son of a retired Navy veteran and a Filipino mother. His mother’s family comes from a lineage of Filipino legends including the great entertainer, Oscar Obligacion. Craig Obligacion Wilson is a Producer, Director and Program Manager who works with the Filipino Film Community to help elevate the Filipino creative voice.
Craig has produced short films, music videos, film interview shows, feature film, tv shows, film festivals and events. From 2003 to 2015, Craig ran Mental Eclectic, a film theater and events collective. His accomplishments consisted of over 20 short films, 10 original stageplays, a feature film and 30 events including 2 years at San Diego Indie Fest Film Festival and a multi-city screening series. From decades of experience, he has developed diverse leadership and management skill sets.
As a Producer of an interview show (with film critic Perry Chen), Craig attended world film premieres and interviewed recognizable names, such as: Owen Wilson, George Lopez, America Ferrera, Morgan Spurlock, OK GO and many others. Having produced a slew of short films and theater productions led him to his first feature film starring Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot), and Raul Phoenix (Tommy Wiseau’s Neighbors).
Having directed a feature, short films, and stage plays Craig’s is an experienced director. In 2009, a music video Craig produced and directed premiered on the music channel Vevo. In 2017, his TV production Slam School, an educational docudrama set in the world of professional wrestling got greenlit by KVCR, a PBS affiliate. Same year, his short film Lolo Pepe was official selections of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival, Cinema Sala, and Philippine Arts & Cinema Film Festival. Having received critical acclaim, Lolo Pepe is being developed into a TV show.
As the Program Manager of San Diego IndieFest Film Festival, Craig helped to secure Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Vicente Rodriguez (George Lopez Show), Shiloh Strong (Boy Meets World) and Peter Vesterbacka (creator of Angry Birds) to Emcee and give keynote speeches. Since 2016, he has been a leading voice in the Filipino Film Movement. Working with FilAm Creative as the Director of Film and TV, he used his film festival background to create a festival program for Filipino Americans with LA Asian Pacific Film Festival as well as LA Philippine International Film Festival.
Having sold out theaters and ignited excitement for the Filipino Film Movement, Craig Obligacion Wilson is recognized as the leader in the Filipino Film Industry.
In 2018, Craig has founded, and is serving as the President of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood, which focuses on elevating Filipino Americans in the entertainment industry. He is also a founding member and a Co-Chair of VP of Public Relations and Marketing of the Coalition of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce. Recently joining the leadership team of the LA Philippine International Film Festival he was elected the VP of Public Relations for this rising film festival.
Craig believes that the time is now for diversity in Hollywood to rise to the top. With the influence of diverse films and entertainers, such as Black Panther and Bruno Mars, Craig is determined to build the momentum for millions of Filipino creatives around the world.
Craig is a graduate of the prestigious Los Angeles Film School.