Thursday, April 09, 2009

Guam Film(s) News

Shiro's Head: The Muna Brothers (Kel and Don) are trying to raise money in order to fly to Los Angeles next month so they can screen their film "Shiro's Head" as part of the 25th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, from April 30, 2009 to May 7, 2009.

A fundraiser will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on April 21 at Ralphy's in East Agana. Proceeds from the event will pay for the Muna brothers' travel and accommodation expenses.

For more information on their film Shiro's Head which premiered last year head to the its website: http://www.shirosheadthelegend.com/


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I Fuetsan I Taotao: The film's Director Alex Munoz has just received word that two NFL players, brothers Brandon and Femi Ayanbadejo are on board to play minor roles in the film, which will begin filming later this year. Munoz released the first issue of a mini-comic series to help build interest in the film and support Guam non-profits earlier this year. The second issue of the mini-comic is on sale now at Bestsellers and Baby Joe's Fight Shop. The comic book includes a cd featuring three tracks from local band Operation code 671 - a percentage of proceeds will be give to spoken word group SINANGAN-TA.

For more info and updates check out the film's website: http://www.ifuetsan.com/

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The Insular Empire:

The film's director Vanessa Warheit received finishing funds for the film in two grants last year from the NMI Humanities Council and Pacific Islanders in communication. She's had three screenings of the film this year, in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Seattle. As the film is meant to be an introduction to the political statuses of Guam and the CNMI, she's been working to get feedback from Chamorros and Pacific Islanders, and also see what the response is from those the film is intended to educate, namely people who don't know anything about these islands.

Unfortunately the finishing funds aren't enough to cover the costs for the film's completion and so the director is still looking for any help in raising money.

You can find more info on these screenings and how they went on the film's blog: http://theinsularempire.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

Kel Muna said...

Miget,

Dankolo na si yu'us ma'ase! Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about the fundraiser - we really appreciate it. BTW, what dates will you be back in California?

Kel

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