H.P. Mendoza

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H.P. Mendoza
Born (1977-03-13) March 13, 1977 (age 42)
Mark Del Lima (m. 2013)

H. P. Mendoza (born 13 March 1977, San Francisco, California) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and musician. He is best known for his micro-budget work as screenwriter, composer and lyricist on Colma: The Musical (2006) which was placed in the Los Angeles Times Top 20 Best Asian American Films List[1], as well as his follow-up musical and directorial debut, Fruit Fly (2010).

After writing and directing the 2012 film I Am a Ghost, Mendoza was inducted into the 2012 Essential SF by San Francisco Film Society.[2] In 2017, he was a resident of the San Francisco Filmhouse[3] for his screenplay, Bitter Melon which was released by Gravitas Ventures and ABS-CBN.

Along with his feature films, Mendoza is also known for his music in films and albums, notably his first album, Everything is Pop, re-released for its 10th anniversary in 2014.


Year Film Credited as Role
Director Cinematographer Writer Editor Music Actor
2006 Colma: The Musical Yes Yes Yes Rodel
2009 Fruit Fly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Mark
2011 Longhorns Yes Yes
2012 Yes, We're Open Yes Yes Yes Brett
2013 I Am a Ghost Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015 Great Hymn of Thanksgiving/Conversation Storm Yes Yes Yes
2016 Superpowerless Yes Sam (Liberty Boy)
2018 Bitter Melon Yes Yes Yes Yes


Year Film Credited as Role
Director Cinematographer Writer Editor Music Actor
2009 LALA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Himself
2010 Obscura Yes Yes Yes Yes
2011 Bedsider Yes Yes Yes


  • 2004 - Everything is Pop
  • 2006 - Nomad
  • 2006 - Colma: The Musical (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2009 - Fruit Fly (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2009 - Elsewhere
  • 2011 - Longhorns (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2012 - I Am a Ghost (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2012 - Yes, We're Open (original motion picture soundtrack)


  1. ^ "The Asian American Canon". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "A Band Apart: Essential SF". SF Film Society Blog.
  3. ^ "Artist Development". SFFILM.

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