H. P. Mendoza is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, and musician. He is best known for his micro-budget work as a screenwriter, composer and lyricist on Colma: The Musical (2007), as well as his follow-up musical and directorial debut, Fruit Fly (2010). Mendoza’s musical films had been dubbed by by Steve Seid of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as a “mumblechoral” – or a style in low-budget productions where the use of amateur film actors with naturalistic to improvised acting styles are done. Mendoza was inducted into Essential SF, a committee honoring the best and the brightest figures and organizations of the Bay Area, by San Francisco Film Society in 2012. He also wrote and directed the 2014 film I Am a Ghost. Along with his feature films, Mendoza is also known for his music in films and albums, like his first album, Everything is Pop, re-released for its 10th anniversary in 2014. H.P. Mendoza is currently a resident filmmaker at SFFILM working on his next feature film, Bitter Melon under the Originals banner of the Cinematografo International Film Festival.