Marie Jamora’s first feature film, Ang Nawawala, premieres this Saturday, July 21st, at the Cultural Center’s Main Hall at 3 PM. Ang Nawawala is a finalist in the Cinemalaya Film Festival’s New Breed Full-Length Feature category.
Gibson Bonifacio stopped speaking when he was a child. Now 20 years old, he returns home to Manila from his studies abroad. It’s his first visit in three years and he finds his family trying to keep it together; his mother still hurting from a tragic loss in the past.
Against the backdrop of the vibrant local music scene, his childhood best friend tries to reconnect with him, while he unexpectedly finds a chance at a first, real romantic relationship.
Amidst the holidays, Gibson reconsiders and redefines his relationships with his family, his friends, and with himself.
Stars Dominic Roco • Felix Roco • Dawn Zulueta • Boboy Garrovillo • Annicka Dolonius • Alchris Galura • Mercedes Cabral • Kelvin Yu • Sabrina Man • Marc Abaya • Jenny Jamora.
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.
Screening this July 21-29 at the following venues:
Director: Marie Jamora
Writers: Marie Jamora + Ramon De Veyra
Producers: Bernard Dacanay, Trinka Lat, John Sy, Daphne O. Chiu, Marie Jamora
Line Producer: Daphne O. Chiu
Director of Photography:Ming Kai Leung
Production Designer: Trinka Lat
Stylist: Mara Reyes
Editors: Edsel Abesames & Marie Jamora
Sound Design: Ditoy Aguila
Music: Diego Mapa, Jazz Nicolas, and Mikey Amistoso
Production Company: Brainchild Studios
In association with Indie Pop Films
With the support of Liquidpost • Fluidpost • Gung Ho Films