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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

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Marie Jamora is an award-winning director 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.

Her most recent short film, Flip The Record, won the Grand Jury Awards for Best Narrative Short at the Urbanworld Film Festival, Angaelica Film Festival, Asian Film Festival of Dallas, and the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, where it also won the Audience Award. It's the Official Selection of the Bentonville Film Festival, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival in Ireland, Jecheon International Music and Film Festival in Korea, and the Diversity in Cannes Showcase in France.

Marie works as the Segment Producer and Offline Editor for the hit 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? Her last short film, Isobel, won Honorable Mention at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival’s Digital Bolex Competition.

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 music institution in the Philippines, including MTV. She has directed various commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Colgate, and Gillette. Marie was the showrunner for the first season of Project Runway Philippines, leading it to win Honorable Mention in the 14th Asian Television Awards for “Best Adaptation.” She has also written and directed for Eat Bulaga, the Philippines’ longest running variety show.

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Jason McLagan

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / ANIMATOR
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Jason McLagan is an award-winning director and animator. He directs and animates the stop-motion sequences for the LEGO® The Build Zone, a hit web series on LEGO’s Official YouTube channel and Lego.com.

His mixed-media experimental stop-motion short film, An Elegy for Eden, won “Best Short Film” at the AM/FM International Film Festival, and was in competition at the Festival de Cine de Lima, the Woods Hole Film Festival, and the Slamdance Film Festival. He was the Animation Director for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Award Nominee, Terracotta Warrior, which won “Best Experimental Film” at the Finger Lakes Film Festival. His claymation TV commercial, The Mis-Adventures of Bombito Burrito, won Gold at the Student ADDY Awards, and his pixilation commercial, Dunkin’ Donut Lovin’ Stop Motion!!!, won the Silver at the Student ADDY Awards. Jason was the Keynote Speaker at the Philippine Animation Film Festival Animahenasyon. He was also the Stop-Motion Animator on The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, in charge of fabricating and animating the Doomsday puppet that kills the live action Superman.

Jason was the Producer and co-Production Designer for the short film, Flip The Record, which won the Grand Jury Awards for Best Narrative Short at the Urbanworld Film Festival, Angaelica Film Festival, Asian Film Festival of Dallas, and the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, where it also won the Audience Award. It's the Official Selection of the Bentonville Film Festival, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival in Ireland, Jecheon International Music and Film Festival in Korea, and the Diversity in Cannes Showcase in France. 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.

Jason’s cinematography work can be seen in Netflix’s Making A Murderer, Showtime’s The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?, and the award-winning documentary, Mixed Match.

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