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From Manila to Tumblr with Love: What Isn’t There

While at Sundance this year, we were strolling the streets of Park City with our pal Te’devan when we ran into Marie Jamora and Ramon De Veyra. Turns out they had their own film, What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala), over at Slamdance. In a rather amazing coincidence, it turns out their movie — set in their hometown of Manila — actually features one character gifting another with a Tumblr in a crucial scene. So of course, we had to sit them down and hear all about it.

What Isn’t There focuses on Gibson, a mute teenager who lost his twin brother, the girl who tries to draw him out of his shell, and the family, romance, comedy, and music that surround them both. It’s sweet without feeling trivial, and serious without being ponderous. Marie and Ramon tell us how it all came about and how they put it together in this interview. And if you’re in the neighborhood, you can check out the movie March 24 at the Southeast Asian Film Festival in Singapore.

Yep. Marie got that right. We all kinda met on Tumblr three years ago. Ahhhh, good old days…

angnawawala:

It’s the Ang Nawawalang DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK LAUNCH! and (director) Marie Jamora’s BDAY BASH! NOV28 BOROUGH!
While the vinyl record is making its way to our shores, we’re letting you guys have all 20 digitally remixed and remastered songs in the film to buy and download to your devices! 
If you buy the album DURING the launch, Marie will be so happy, she’ll give you booze!! And this is a promise!
You’ll get to watch Ciudad! The Strangeness! Flying Ipis! And Boldstar! (Because even if they’re not on the soundtrack, Marie wants to play for yous all!)
This event is made through the awesomeness of Strike Back, Attack! and Liquid Chill productions.
https://www.facebook.com/StrikeBackAttack
Our poster has been designed by the uber-talented Ge Madriaga Mapa.
http://gemapa.carbonmade.com/
P.S. Our soundtrack features music by Sandwich, Itchyworms, Ebe Dancel, Pedicab, Outerhope, Innerdespair (!!!), Ang Bandang Shirley, Hannah+Gabi, Flying Ipis, The Strangeness, Ciudad, Kagawasan, Frances Feranil, Plant A Tree, Jastafraz’s Chechebureche, Tarsius, Ely Buendia+Raimund Marasigan, and the APO Hiking Society!!!

TONIGHT GUYS!

angnawawala:

It’s the Ang Nawawalang DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK LAUNCH! and (director) Marie Jamora’s BDAY BASH! NOV28 BOROUGH!

While the vinyl record is making its way to our shores, we’re letting you guys have all 20 digitally remixed and remastered songs in the film to buy and download to your devices! 

If you buy the album DURING the launch, Marie will be so happy, she’ll give you booze!! And this is a promise!

You’ll get to watch Ciudad! The Strangeness! Flying Ipis! And Boldstar! (Because even if they’re not on the soundtrack, Marie wants to play for yous all!)

This event is made through the awesomeness of Strike Back, Attack! and Liquid Chill productions.

https://www.facebook.com/StrikeBackAttack

Our poster has been designed by the uber-talented Ge Madriaga Mapa.

http://gemapa.carbonmade.com/

P.S. Our soundtrack features music by Sandwich, Itchyworms, Ebe Dancel, Pedicab, Outerhope, Innerdespair (!!!), Ang Bandang Shirley, Hannah+Gabi, Flying Ipis, The Strangeness, Ciudad, Kagawasan, Frances Feranil, Plant A Tree, Jastafraz’s Chechebureche, Tarsius, Ely Buendia+Raimund Marasigan, and the APO Hiking Society!!!

TONIGHT GUYS!

angnawawala:

Hear ye, hear ye! The list of movie theaters showing Ang Nawawala starting Sep. 12! We are so pleased to be playing in cities outside of Metro Manila; please help us spread the word far and wide! If you have friends or relatives in these cities please let them know we are headed to their neck of the woods!
See you at the cinema. :)
photo by Miguel Nacianceno

DAWN ZULUETA AUTOREBLOG

angnawawala:

Hear ye, hear ye! The list of movie theaters showing Ang Nawawala starting Sep. 12! We are so pleased to be playing in cities outside of Metro Manila; please help us spread the word far and wide! If you have friends or relatives in these cities please let them know we are headed to their neck of the woods!

See you at the cinema. :)

photo by Miguel Nacianceno

DAWN ZULUETA AUTOREBLOG

angnawawala:

In celebration of today’s theater announcements, we have made a video for YOU, and YOU, and YOU.

You can now stream our entire EP from our minty fresh Bandcamp page.

As of this moment, we’re still figuring out how we can sell the digital tracks to you, but if you visit the site now, you can download our single “Being Sober Is Such A Drag" for free (or pay us with what you have). 

Physical copies of Jesus Camp EP are still available from us. Hit us up whenever you see us live. You can also email shinjielleazarmanlangit@gmail.com if you want a copy and we’ll figure something out so that we can send that shit to your doorstep.

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR SHIT:

"The Strangeness is garage rock; but it isn’t young, swarthy Hives or Strokes garage. It’s more Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pete Doherty post-rehab garage; songs written after getting beaten up at the bar for the fifth day in a row… Jesus Camp references more than just pop culture, it goes deeper." - Quark Henares, QLE Awards [Best EPs of 2011] 

"The Strangeness, in their debut EP Jesus Camp, is running away with punk rock with the busy rhythms of The Kinks and the reckless abandon of The Ramones. The approximation of lovelorn inebriation in musical form, preferably awash in layers and layers of 90s-style overdrive." - Aldus Santos, Pulse.ph 

"Drunk on a dash of middle America and the agony of sobriety, the breezy-riffed schadenfreude of their sloth primes you for a great morning session at Alcoholics Anonymous." - Mara Coson, Esquire Philippines 

"[Jesus Camp] does not disappoint… a nice, modest treat for music fans who dig aesthetically similar acts like Mudhoney, The Vaselines, Beat Happening, The Make Up, and other garage/punk/indie rock & rollers who listened obssessively to Lou Reed and/or Iggy Pop." - Jason Caballa, PinoyTuner.com 

"A throwback augmented and informed by the in-between of then and now. Probably best not to think about it too much, it’s just fucking fun." - Luis Katigbak, The Philippine Star 

"The Strangeness is pretty much like bootleg whiskey—you’ll get drunk with their sound and end up dancing until you drop to the floor." - Men’s Health Magazine

STILL FUCKING AVAILABLE FROM WIDE EYED RECORDS MANILA!

We’re also in these websites:

TWITTER
FACEBOOK
BANDCAMP
OUTSIDE JESUS CAMP 

chefgoldblum:

For those who didn’t get the Ang Nawawala soundtrack, here’s the album art and tracklisting. Support the OPM bands! (They’re my friends, and I love them all!) Google is your friend! :)

Coming soon, friends!

chefgoldblum:

ultraglideinblack:

Teaser Trailer For Marie Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)”

My band The Strangeness has a song on the soundtrack. We’re also in the film.

There’s a shot of me about 12 seconds in the video. Feels weird, seeing yourself in a movie trailer.

I have made it, mom and dad! 

NOTE: The trailer looks fantastic. 

Oh my god, I cannot believe that we’re in a movie with Dawn Zulueta.

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T. HANKS GOD.

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Holy shit, I am beyond excited.