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Shiro’s Head

Posted in Film by hollywoodhula on November 6, 2008

Shiro's Head

Guam’s first indigenous feature film is billed as a fully independent, do-it-yourself movie that stretches the limits of no-budget production.

Chamorro brothers Don and Kel Muña wrote, shot, chopped and acted in Shiro’s Head: The Legend, based on their original short story.

Director Don Muña plays Vince Flores, an outcast with a dark past attempting to reconcile his father’s death and a history of family secrets.

Made on a “no strings” budget with volunteer cast and crew, the production relied almost entirely on donations and goodwill during the three-month shoot.

The soundtrack features Guam artists Rebel Lion, D.U.B, Brandi Jae, Island Trybe, Virtuoso and Matala and others.

The film premiered on Guam and is currently on the festival circuit with screenings at Hawai’i International and Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

Shiro’s Head on You Tube

Shiro’s Head on MySpace

Indie is remarkable feat filmed on Guam
Honolulu Star Bulletin

Chamorro Rock

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music Video, People by hollywoodhula on April 10, 2008

Should\'ve Known

Mud: Should’ve Known

Chamorro/Pilipino rock band Mud’s first music video debuts on You Tube and premiers at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 03 May 08

The video was made by a Pacific Islander team – director Alex Munoz (Chamorro) and producer Karin Williams (Aotearoa/Cook Is) – with a mostly Guahan/Pinoy posse including editor AJ Calomay (editor: Black Eyed Peas, Native Guns).

Mud is Nikki Aclaro (vocals, guitar), Alan Kao (guitar), Ralph Blas (bass), Jared Cruz (drums) and Aris Nicholas (keyboard).

The Guam band, now San Francisco residents, signed with Talking House Productions.

Their new album Yearbook launches April 15.

Should’ve Known – credits

FYI Front Page

Posted in Film, People by hollywoodhula on December 23, 2007

Director Alex Munoz

Films by Youth Inside in LA Times

A film program created and run by Chamorro producer/director Alex Munoz is featured in the Los Angeles Times front page Column One.

Munoz’s FYI: Films by Youth Inside teaches filmmaking to youth incarcerated in California corrections camps. He plans to expand the program to Hawai’i and Guam in 2008.

Read the full article: Life Has Its Own Storyline

Chamorro Direction

Posted in Film, People by hollywoodhula on November 7, 2007

GU interviews Alex Munoz

Los Angeles-based Chamorro filmmaker Alex Munoz is profiled in the current issue of Guam’s GU magazine.

“Munoz has developed a reputation as a talented and innovative writer and film director whose work reflects his advocacy for social change … stylish, provocative and edgy … ”

GU magazine: Express

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