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An Australian filmmaker's obsession of the Pinoy Weng-Weng

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How obsessed can you be in something? No one in the world film industry is as obsessed as this Australian filmmaker in searching for Weng-Weng, Philippine's action star of the 80's.

Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold devoted almost 20 years of his life searching for the Filipino 2-foot-9-inches action star and martial artist who made name in the early 80's Weng-Weng or Ernesto Dela Cruz.

 

Andrew Leavold spent seven years travelling to and from the Philippines, looking for people who may have known or dealt with the forgotten Pinoy James Bond in the 80's.

 

And in one of the several screenings of the documentary films "The Search for Weng-Weng" and launching his book with the same title in few cities in Australia, Leavold answers some questions from Australian viewers.

 

Few photos during the book launch in Sydney.

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The book and some Weng-Weng collectible (SBS Filipino)
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Weng-Weng mini-figurine (SBS Filipino)
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Filmmaker Andrew Leavold signs a book of "The Search for Weng-Weng" (SBS Filipino)
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Watching the documentary on the "Search for Weng-Weng" (SBS Filipino)
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Andrew Leavold answers some questions from Australians movie-goers after a screening of the "Search for Weng-Weng" in Sydney (SBS Filipino)
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Filipino community leader Atty Lolita Farmer (right) curiously asks the filmmaker about his obsession of Weng-Weng (SBS Filipino)
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Andrew Leavold (3rd, from right) and FilmInk Publisher Dov Kornits (4th, from right) with few Filos who watched the screening in Sydney (SBS Filipino)
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Search for Weng-Weng shirts (SBS Filipino)
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