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, music videos and unscripted content. With offices in both Los Angeles and Manila, Philippines, we can produce a project anywhere from story development through post-production.
Marie Jamora is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Born in Manila to Filipino parents, she began her career as a music video director, filming close to 50 music videos — many of them winning industry awards — before becoming the showrunner of the first season of Project Runway Philippines, which won an Asian Television Award.
A musician who drums and records with a rock band, she wrote, directed, produced, edited, and supervised the music for her first feature, What Isn't There (Ang Nawawala), which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award and Best Music at the Cinemalaya Film Festival. She took on the same duties for her recent short film, Flip The Record, which won the Grand Jury Awards for Best Narrative Short at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival, and was submitted for consideration at the 90th Academy Awards.
A co-director and editor for the hit LEGO® YouTube series, The Build Zone, Jamora is in pre-production as the showrunner of Family Style, a food show with Warner Bros. Stage 13, YOMYOMF, and executive produced by Justin Lin. She also received a financial grant from The San Francisco Film Society to develop her first feature-length documentary, Legions of Boom. Jamora, an MFA Film graduate from Columbia University, was recently named one of Five Visionary Asian-American Female Filmmakers in Kore magazine’s “New Hollywood” issue.
Marie has directed various commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Colgate, and Gillette. She has also written and directed for Eat Bulaga, the Philippines’ longest running variety show.Read More
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.Read More