The production company was established in the 1980's by Oli Laperal, Jr. Today, RSVP is
responsible for the production of hundreds of local film spots for all the major advertising
agencies, foreign feature films, documentaries, MTV's and news strings.
Laperal operates the largest, most complete and most comprehensive film production
facility and rental house in the Philippines. It has a permanent staff of over 100 fulltime
personnel, some of which have trained in Hollywood, London and Munich. RSVP is a
factory authorized service center for many film cameras, lenses, lights, grip, fluid heads,
generators, etc. Their world class film gear, some of which are not available anywhere
else in Southeast Asia, have filmed in India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam,
Indonesia, Hongkong, United Arab Emirates and China. The office is open 24/7.
Laperal is very experienced in coordinating & facilitating local and foreign filming
requirements, securing government and military permits, importation and liaising with
various government agencies.
Laperal was born in rural Philippines in 1950. Took up Electro mechanics in '67,
Engineering College Manila '69, Cornell University New York B.S. Hotel Administration
with Honours '73, published operating manual for the Statler Hotel, various scholarships,
MBA graduate degree, major in Marketing and Finance '75.
Laperal has worked in many hotel chains in the USA, Canada and Asia, and was a
Credit Manager, International Division in Chemical bank of New York in Wall St. During
the early 80's in Manila, he worked on Banking and finance, insurance, stock brokerage,
golf course management and real estate development.
After a minor involvement in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now as a P.A. and
extra, Laperal decided to devote time to his hobby and passion: video and film
Laperal is available to function as your local Associate Producer.