Thanks to Spot.PH for naming Marie Jamora as one of the 10 Must-Watch Women Directors in the Philippines!

It is a great honor to be on a list with such amazing filmmakers such as Direks Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Laurice Guillen, Joyce Bernal, Hannah Espia, Cathy Garcia-Molina, and more!

http://www.spot.ph/peopleparties/55771/10-women-directors

The gorgeous Enid (Annicka Dolonius), photobombed by award-winning composer/musician, Mikey Amistoso. The lovely Promise (Sabrina Man) who is more Our amazing make-up team, who are beautiful ladies themselves, Pia Reyes and Kay Arias. Myrene Academia and Raimund Marasigan, who cameo in the film as Sandwich. (Raimund double cameos, also in Pedicab.) Buddy and Earnest Zabala. We can hear Buddy's indirect cameo in the soundtrack with Eraserheads' The handsome men behind-the-scenes: Edsel Abesames (Co-Editor) and Earl Ignacio (2nd Assistant Director). Although Dominic Roco looks at ease, it appears that Marie Jamora is puzzled during a TV interview. Co-Writer Ramon De Veyra (and photographer of this entire photoset) and Annicka are nervous before the screening. After the screening, co-Producer Daphne Chiu is sandwiched between the Roco Twins, Dominic and Felix (respectively).

What Isn’t There is going to UCLA! We’re screening in Dr. Jasmine Trice’s class in the James Bridges Theater, March 4 at 2:00pm! UCLA, Los Angeles.

In honor of this occasion, I have unearthed co-writer Ramon De Veyra’s never-before-seen photos from our Cinemalaya Gala Night screening! Enjoy!

If you like Ang Nawawala, then you should read Homegrown | Cultivating Success’s feature about the film’s entire journey — from Marie Jamora's initial seed idea in college; to finding the crew, actors, and money; to recording and releasing the soundtrack; the editing and ADR process; the Cinemalaya experience; the nationwide and international release; the artistic collaborations; and everything in-between.

A few months ago, writer Selena Salang spent an entire evening interviewing Marie and co-writer Ramon De Veyra and they talked her through the entire process. The research she put into her article is all worth it. 

This is a MUST-READ!

Hello mofos! Is it December already?? Wowza!

Luang Prabang will be the last film festival you will be seeing Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) this year! If you know anyone in Laos, please spread the word and tell them that it’s FREE!

The LPFF is known for showcasing the best Southeast Asian films of the year and I am proud to be included in the chosen 28 films, with only 3 films from the Philippines: Brillante Mendoza’s Thy Womb, Adolfo Alix Jr.’s Mater Dolorosa, and us! It’s an HONOR.

The festival happens December 7-11, and our film screens on December 11, 12:00pm!

Check out the festival trailer HERE

Luang Prabang Film Festival website.

Please RT and share like BUTTER!

If you haven’t seen Ang Nawawala yet, now’s your chance! We have a FREE SCREENING at U-View (Fully Booked, Fort Bonifacio) tomorrow afternoon, 1:30-3:30pm! This is for the Rescue Cinema series, a fundraiser for the Typhoon Yolanda victims. We will pass the hat for Caritas, and any amounts are accepted! 100% goes to Caritas.

There will be a Q&A with the director Marie Jamora and the co-writer Ramon De Veyra afterwards! Plus surprise guests!!

Afterwards, there’s a screening of Zombadings! It’s gonna be a fun affernoon. Please spread the word and I hope we can raise a lot of money for Caritas!

Director Marie Jamora was interviewed by the BBC about the current state of Philippine cinema, the rise of local independent films, not unlike the American indie scene in the ’90s, and her experience with Ang Nawawala.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24427927

We also see the optimistic views from clickthecity.com film critic, Philbert Dy, writer Jessica Zafra, and filmmaker Pepe Diokno. 

Special thanks to Amee Enriquez for calling all the way from BBC Singapore for the interview, and for taking an interest in our movie scene.

Allo guv’nors!!! Our film Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) will be having its EUROPEAN PREMIERE in LONDON, ENGLAND on OCT 27 (Sunday) 2:30pm at the Shortwave Cinema for the SEA ArtsFest!


This is the first-ever South East Asian Film Festival in the UK, so we are so happy to be a part of it!

This is a 1-time deal! One screening only!!

Do you know anyone in the area who would like to watch our film?? Please share, RT, spread the word, find long lost friends, relatives, or lovers!

BUY TICKETS HERE:

We always love screening in UP Los Banos!! In our SOLD OUT back-to-back screenings last week, lots of students watched the film standing up. 

Director Marie Jamora can't wait to talk at the UPLB Communicators Association symposium on August 19th!! 

This is THE BEST HIGH-FIVE MOFO photo taken so far!

Many thanks to Larriah from the org and Ann from Brainchild for this photo!

robcham:

So here’s a sort of behind the scenes step by step process of how I made the shirt design. It’s a mess. 

1. Presented them with two options, one was the scene where Jamie and Gibson were smoking in the bathroom. One of my more favorite scenes. Wanted Jamie’s face to be obscured by smoke so that it works on a certain level of you do not see him there. #visual metaphors

2. Second Option was the two twins when they were little kids before one of the more climactic scenes in the film that sort of sets into motion a lot of things. Brutal for the feels sort of work. Wanted it to be a bit dream like. They went with this option.

3. Started sketching out the scene. Rough line work since I wasn’t sure how the colors would work.

4. Some tests. Saw how the whole thing can work near the top part where the colors sort of just mix together rather than have lines of grass everywhere.

5. Made the rough inks into the pencils, flat grey so I can see better.

6. Started inking, made sure all the important figures were inked first then added colors here and there.

7. Fooled around with the colors a bit so I could have options. The Red Purple one was probably my favorite. This green one was the ‘out there’ option, that sort of gave that dread.

8. This was more subtle hues that I hoped to insinuate how dreamlike the scene was when watching it.

9. I liked this color scheme the most because well certain color theories and unf that Orange.

10. Finished Shirt design. Huzzah!

That’s the process, I guess. Hello.

HEYLOW BOYS AND GELS! The Ang Nawawala DVD will be released in 2014, so if you wanna see Gibson and co. sooner than that, we’re RE-SCREENING IN THIS YEAR’S CINEMALAYA!!!
AUGUST 1, 2013 (Thursday)- 3:30pm @ CCP Dream Theater. 
Starring: Ricardo Dominic Artadi Roco, Annicka Dolonius, Dawn Zulueta, Boboy Garrovillo, Teodoro Felix Artadi Roco, Alchristian Galura, Mercedes Cabral, Kelvin Yu-nited Arabemirates, Jenny Jamora, Marc Abaya, & Sabrina Man
C’mawn! Let’s HIGH FIVE MOFOS like it’s last year!! :D
poster art by Rob Cham!
http://robcham.me/ High-res

HEYLOW BOYS AND GELS! The Ang Nawawala DVD will be released in 2014, so if you wanna see Gibson and co. sooner than that, we’re RE-SCREENING IN THIS YEAR’S CINEMALAYA!!!

AUGUST 1, 2013 (Thursday)- 3:30pm @ CCP Dream Theater. 

Starring: Ricardo Dominic Artadi Roco, Annicka Dolonius, Dawn Zulueta, Boboy Garrovillo, Teodoro Felix Artadi Roco, Alchristian Galura, Mercedes Cabral, Kelvin Yu-nited Arabemirates, Jenny Jamora, Marc Abaya, & Sabrina Man

C’mawn! Let’s HIGH FIVE MOFOS like it’s last year!! :D

poster art by Rob Cham!

http://robcham.me/

AMAAAZING NEWS!! We got into another film festival! This time, the inaugural AMFM Fest which is happening THIS WEEKEND, June 13-16 at Coachella Valley! FILMS! ART! and MUSIC non-stop!! A Dazed and Confused 20th Anniv screening?? A Crazy for Swayze series?? A Michael Madsen Poetry Reading??? WAAAAT.
We’re a late addition to their Official Selection, so we’re not on the official website yet, but we know that we’re screening on Friday, 4PM!! 
Please tell your friends and family! RT, and spread around like Nutella!!
More details and buy tickets at http://amfmfest.com/ High-res

AMAAAZING NEWS!! We got into another film festival! This time, the inaugural AMFM Fest which is happening THIS WEEKEND, June 13-16 at Coachella Valley! FILMS! ART! and MUSIC non-stop!! A Dazed and Confused 20th Anniv screening?? A Crazy for Swayze series?? A Michael Madsen Poetry Reading??? WAAAAT.

We’re a late addition to their Official Selection, so we’re not on the official website yet, but we know that we’re screening on Friday, 4PM!!

Please tell your friends and family! RT, and spread around like Nutella!!

More details and buy tickets at http://amfmfest.com/

TONIGHT we screen at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of the New Filipino Cinema series! 7:30PM! Please tell your friends and family!
Director Marie Jamora will be there for a Q&A, and also bringing limited edition MERCH like the Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack on VINYL, t-shirts, and more!!
Buy your tickets HERE: http://tickets.ybca.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=16760
Here are 2 ARTICLES about our film and about us being featured in SAN FRANCISCO! The image above is from the San Francisco Chronicle!
http://www.examiner.com/article/what-isn-t-there-explores-mute-young-man-s-coming-of-age
http://www.vcinemashow.com/new-filipino-cinema-june-5-9-yerba-buena-center-for-the-arts/
Special thanks to Jonathan Knapp for sending these our way!
http://www.ybca.org/new-filipino-cinema High-res

TONIGHT we screen at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of the New Filipino Cinema series! 7:30PM! Please tell your friends and family!

Director Marie Jamora will be there for a Q&A, and also bringing limited edition MERCH like the Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack on VINYL, t-shirts, and more!!

Buy your tickets HERE: http://tickets.ybca.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=16760

Here are 2 ARTICLES about our film and about us being featured in SAN FRANCISCO! The image above is from the San Francisco Chronicle!

http://www.examiner.com/article/what-isn-t-there-explores-mute-young-man-s-coming-of-age

http://www.vcinemashow.com/new-filipino-cinema-june-5-9-yerba-buena-center-for-the-arts/

Special thanks to Jonathan Knapp for sending these our way!

http://www.ybca.org/new-filipino-cinema

What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala) makes its San Francisco premiere at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this SATURDAY (JUNE 8) 7:30PM as part of its New Filipino Cinema series! Director Marie Jamora will be there for a Q&A and limited edition MERCH will be for sale!! 
BUY TICKETS HERE: http://tickets.ybca.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=16760
For more info about YBCA and the New Filipino Cinema 2013:
http://www.ybca.org/new-filipino-cinema High-res

What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala) makes its San Francisco premiere at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this SATURDAY (JUNE 8) 7:30PM as part of its New Filipino Cinema series! Director Marie Jamora will be there for a Q&A and limited edition MERCH will be for sale!! 

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://tickets.ybca.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=16760

For more info about YBCA and the New Filipino Cinema 2013:

http://www.ybca.org/new-filipino-cinema