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Indie Pop Films

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Indie Pop Films is a full service live-action and stop-motion animation production house. Partners Marie Jamora and Jason McLagan have produced a huge range of award-winning work from narrative features and commercials, to music videos and unscripted television, to documentary features and web content. With offices in both Los Angeles and Manila, Philippines, we can produce a project anywhere from story development through post-production.

Marie Jamora
Marie Jamora

DIRECTOR / EDITOR / PRODUCER
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Marie Jamora is an award-winning director, editor, and producer from Manila, Philippines. She is is best known for her feature film, What Isn't There (Ang Nawawala), which premiered internationally at the Slamdance Film Festival; won the “Audience Choice Award” and “Best Original Score” at the Cinemalaya Film Festival; and was nominated for 5 Gawad Urian Philippine Critics Awards. Marie is currently based between LA and Manila. She works as the Segment Producer for the LEGO® web series, The Build Zone, and is currently in production on a feature length documentary, fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society. In 2015, she was the Editor and Post-Production Supervisor for the Showtime documentary, The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?

Marie began her filmmaking career in Manila as a music video director. With over 45 music videos to her name, Marie has garnered 8 wins and over 30 nominations from every major music institution in the Philippines, including MTV Pilipinas and the Awit Awards. She has directed various commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Colgate, Gillette, and Cream Silk featuring some of the countries biggest artists like Anne Curtis, Lea Salonga, Kris Aquino, and Ely Buendia. Marie was the showrunner for the first season of Project Runway Philippines, leading it to be nominated in the 14th Asian Television Awards for “Best Adaptation.” She has also directed and written for Eat Bulaga, the Philippines’ longest running variety show.

In 2001, Marie graduated Cum Laude from the Ateneo de Manila University, and went on to acquire her Master’s degree in Film from Columbia University in New York. She returned to her alma mater to teach Directing from 2006 to 2012.

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Jason McLagan

DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER
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Jason McLagan is an award-winning director, animator and cinematographer. In September 2015, he directed and animated the stop-motion sequences for 22 episodes of Lego’s The Build Zone, Season 2, a series on Lego’s Official YouTube channel. He was also the Stop-Motion Animator on The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened? (2015), in charge of fabricating and animating the Doomsday puppet that kills the live action Superman. His mixed-media experimental stop-motion short film, An Elegy for Eden (2013), was in competition at the Slamdance Film Festival, the Festival de Cine de Lima, the Woods Hole Film Festival, and won “Best Short Film” at the AM/FM International Film Festival. He was the Animation Director for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Award Nominee, Terracotta Warrior (2012), which won “Best Experimental Film” at the Finger Lakes Film Festival. His claymation TV commercial, The Mis-Adventures of Bombito Burrito (2010), won Gold at the Student ADDY Awards, and his pixilation commercial, Dunkin’ Donut Lovin’ Stop Motion!!! (2010), won the Silver at the Student ADDY Awards. Jason was the Keynote Speaker at the 2103 Philippine Animation Film Festival Animahenasyon (“Animation/Imagination”) in Iloilo. in Iloilo.

Jason’s cinematography work can be seen in Netflix’s Making A Murderer, Showtime’s The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?, and the documentary Mixed Match. He recently shot the short film, Isobel, which was filmed in the northern and southern islands of the Philippines, and won the Honorable Mention at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival’s Digital Bolex Competition. As the Los Angeles Unit Producer, Jason oversaw production and filming for the Unilever Philippines documentary short film, Portraits. He produced and shot episodes of New York Fashion Week for Maybelline Philippines, which was aired on network television. He also shot a mini-documentary, 20 Years of Anarchy in Cinema: the Slamdance Film Festival, which was featured on Univision’s Fusion Network in 2013. In January 2016, his company Indie Pop Films was contracted to be the in-house documentarians for the Slamdance Film Festival, producing and shooting 15 episodes, which were released on various media outlets online, including MovieMaker and Indiewire.

Jason was also the head of the DVD Production for What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala) -- line producing the project, co-editing the special features, encoding the double discs, and designing the DVD packaging. He is also in charge of the film's international self-distribution. For The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, he also designed the DVD packaging, was in charge with co-editing special features, and helped streamline their self-distribution fulfillment process.

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