Renowned commercial and music video
director Marie Jamora finally presents her long-awaited feature-length film debut with Ang Nawawala
. A project almost ten years in development, the film is composed of images, characters, scenes and dialogue Jamora has been collecting since college and her years studying Film
at Columbia University. She assembled a cast of prodigious talents, some from a series of open auditions and Cinemalaya
casting sessions, fortunately getting her first choice performer for each major role. Her crew consists of trusted friends and professionals she has worked with in the past, including Hong Kong cinematographer
Ming Kai Leung (her classmate at Columbia). “This is my dream film,” said the director, “one I’ve been thinking about for years, and there is nothing better than being able to make it with some of my best friends, who also happen to be damn good at their jobs. I have never been so happy on a set in my life. It's also because of our cast; I got everyone I wanted.”
(RANT if it sucks, RAVE if it rocks, and get the chance to win prizes while you're at it.)
The film also features performances from some of the best bands and artists in the country, including Sandwich, Pedicab, Itchyworms!, Hannah + Gabi, Flying Ipis, Outerhope, Tarsius, and Ebe Dancel, many of whom wrote original songs for the film.