We thought we were in the wrong place. Mike invited us to the launch of a graphic novel he wrote, a re-emagining of the Ilocano epic “Biag ni Lam-Ang”. But when we got to the Collective (Malugay St., Makati City), all we could find was a party for some movie. Obviously, I should learn to look at my e-mail attachments.
The two bouncers at the entrance looked amused at my confusion. Mike had to come by and ask them to let us in.
It was a victory party for Pinta*kasi, the movie that won the New Wave Best Indie Film award at the recent Metro Manila Filmfest. There was supposed to be a launch of sorts for the graphic novel “The Lam-Ang Experiment” which was created by the same company Creative Media. “Lam-Ang” was a pet project of Ilocos governor Imee Marcos.
At some point in the evening, they put up the poster of “Lam-Ang”.
Mike’s wife, author Mina Esguerra and World Fantasy Award-nominated Bibliophile Stalker Charles A. Tan were there to lend support.
Yes, this post is gonna be a society column. For nerds.
They screened the “Lam-Ang Experiment” trailer. It rocked so hard. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
The “Lam-Ang” trailer is also on YouTube. Enjoy:
The release date of “The Lam-Ang Experiment” will be announced soon.
The movie of the evening,PINTA*KASI, is about a young painter who arrives at an island made of garbage. He uses the island and its denizens as his canvas and fights to protect the island from forces that threaten it. A mixed media film that combines elements of 2D animation and a special kind of hybrid animation with live action, PINTA*KASI is envisioned to be a groundbreaking film in an unprecedented scale that has never been done before in the Philippines. The movie stars Erich Gonzales, JM De Guzman, John Wayne Sace.
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