Flip The Record
Directed by Marie Jamora
A little-known but lasting explosion of hip-hop culture grew out of the Filipino-American community of 1980s San Francisco. This film takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in ’84. Vanessa, sick of the the constraints and boring piano lessons in her conservative Filipino-American household, starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables. We follow Ness as she discovers her talents and place in the local music scene of the era.
Marie Jamora is an award-winning filmmaker whose feature debut, WHAT ISN’T THERE (ANG NAWAWALA), premiered internationally at the Slamdance Film Festival and was nominated for 5 Gawad Urian Philippine Critics Awards. She was the Co-editor of the Showtime documentary THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES; WHAT HAPPENED? and Showrunner for the first season of PROJECT RUNWAY PHILIPPINES. Marie began her career as music video director, directing over 45 music videos.
Producers: Marie Jamora, Jason Mclagan, Matt Keene Smith
Director: Marie Jamora
Writer: Marie Jamora
Cinematographer: Matt Maio
Production Designer: Mara dela Rosa, Jason Mclagan
Original Music: Jazz Nicolas, Diego Mapa
Re-recording Mixer: Jorel Corpus
Editor: Marie Jamora
Cast: Courtney Bandeko, Michael Rosete, Derek Basco, Olga Natividad, Sammay Dizon, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Dj Icy Ice
Shorts Programs / 92 minsWe’ll be just fine, pretending we’re not, we’re far from lonely, and it’s all that we’ve got. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, these stories behind and front of the camera showcases families in their elements; antagonizing, struggling, overcoming, supporting, and loving. — Kirby Peñafiel