In the middle of the Bronx, a group of inner-city teenagers learn how to succeed by working together to create something extraordinary.

At Rocking The Boat, an after school program in the Bronx, high school students learn how to build a boat using their hands. This cinema verite documentary follows a group of students through the boatbuilding process from the very moment they learn to use the tools to the boat’s completion several months later. Along the way, the students not only create something beautiful, but they also gain practical skills, form new friendships, and have fun.

Producer/Director/Editor: Stephen Dypiangco
Cinematographer: Jae-Ho Chang

*Regional Finalist Student Academy Awards
*Selection Starz First Look Student Film Festival – Winner Best Documentary
*Selection Sehsuechte – Potsdam International Student’s Film Festival
*Selection Athens International Film & Video Festival
*Selection Brooklyn International Film Festival
*Selection International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain


While traveling with his parents back to their homeland, Filipino-American Stephen Dypiangco realizes he knows far less about his parents than he realized.

Rough cut of documentary trailer.

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Director/Producer: Stephen Dypiangco
Cast: Lucila Dypiangco, Oscar Dypiangco, Stephen Dypiangco.

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