Maria Jamora's "Ang Nawawala", A Cinemalaya Film To Watch Out For!

Music lovers! Are you looking for a good movie to watch?

Then this is absolutely the perfect film for you!

As we may all know, the season is about to start and Cinemalaya brings us again another season of developing and supporting the cinematic works of our own Filipino independent filmmakers.

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.

The film  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.

ôThis is my dream film,ö said the director, ôone IÆve 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.ö

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).


Gibson Bonifacio stopped speaking when he was a child. Now twenty years old, he returns home to Manila from his studies abroad, his first visit in three years. 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.

Dominic Roco - Gibson Bonifacio
Dawn Zulueta - Esme Bonifacio
Felix Roco - Jamie Bonifacio
Boboy Garrovillo - Wesley Bonifacio
Alchris Galura - Teddy Guinoo
Mercedes Cabral - Simone Sales
Kelvin Yu - Mac Yu
Jenny Jamora - Corey Bonifacio
Marc Abaya - Michael Magallanes
Annicka Dolonius - Enid del Mundo
Sabrina Man - Promise Bonifacio

Director: Marie Jamora
Writers: Marie Jamora and Ramon De Veyra
Producers: Bernard Dacanay, Trinka Lat, John Sy, Daphne O. Chiu and Marie Jamora
Line Producer: Daphne O. Chiu
Director of Photography:  Ming Kai Leung
Production Designer: Trinka Lat
Editors: Edsel Abesames and Marie Jamora
Assistant Directors: Harold Soon and Earl Ignacio
Stylist: Mara Reyes
Hair Stylist: Alee Benson
Make Up: Pia Reyes
Sound Designer: Ditoy Aguila
Music: Diego Mapa, Jazz Nicolas, and Mikey Amistoso
Production Company: Brainchild Studios
In association with: Cinemalaya, NCCA and Indie pop Films
In coordination with:
With the support of: Liquidpost | Fluidpost | Gung Ho Films
Photography by: Everywhere We Shoot
Website Design by: Inksurge
Logo Design by: AJ Dimarucot

Watch the teaser trailer of ANG NAWAWALA (What Isn't Here) below:

SCREENING DATES: July 20-29, 2012
VENUES: CCP, Greenbelt, and Trinoma

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