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Pintakasi victory party and The Lam-Ang Experiment sort-of launch

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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.

Pintakasi victory party invitation

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.

(L-R) Gov. Imee Marcos, Mina V. Esguerra, Michael A.R. Co - At Pinta*kasi victory party

(L-R) Gov. Imee Marcos, Mina V. Esguerra, Michael A.R. Co - At Pinta*kasi victory party

At some point in the evening, they put up the poster of “Lam-Ang”.

"The Lam-Ang Experiment" author Michael A.R. Co poses in front of the poster

"The Lam-Ang Experiment" author Michael A.R. Co poses in front of the poster



Mike’s wife, author Mina Esguerra and World Fantasy Award-nominated Bibliophile Stalker Charles A. Tan were there to lend support.

Author Mina Esguerra, power blogger and writer Charles A. Tan and "Lam-Ang" author Michael A. R. Co (B-Side, The Collective, Makati)

Author Mina Esguerra, power blogger and writer Charles A. Tan and "Lam-Ang" author Michael A. R. Co (B-Side, The Collective, Makati)

Yes, this post is gonna be a society column. For nerds.

The Lam-Ang Experiment author Michael A. R. Co and creative director Mike Magpantay (B-Side, The Collective, Makati)

The Lam-Ang Experiment author Michael A. R. Co and creative director Mike Magpantay (B-Side, The Collective, Makati)

The creative team - Pinta*kasi victory party

The creative team - Pinta*kasi victory party

Justine from Summit Publishing, flanked by (L-R) her husband and Charles A. Tan

Justine from Summit Publishing, flanked by (L-R) her husband and Charles A. Tan

They screened the “Lam-Ang Experiment” trailer. It rocked so hard. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

Screening of "The Lam-Ang Experiment" trailer at "Pinta*kasi" victory party (B-Side, The Collective, Makati)

Screening of "The Lam-Ang Experiment" trailer at "Pinta*kasi" victory party (B-Side, The Collective, Makati)

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.

Trailer:

Schedule:

FEBRUARY 8, 2012
SM Cinemas:
Fairview | SM North Edsa | Marikina | Megamall | MOA | Cebu | Iloilo

FEBRUARY 29, 2012
SM Cinemas:
Baguio | Batangas | Davao

So, what do you think ?