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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.

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Indie is remarkable feat filmed on Guam
Honolulu Star Bulletin

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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