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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, now based in Los Angeles. She is is best known for her music videos and her first feature film, What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala), which premiered internationally in competition at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2013, won “Audience Choice Award” and “Best Original Score” at the Cinemalaya Film Festival in 2012, and has developed a cult following in the Philippines. For the last 15 years, she has directed over 40 music videos, garnering 8 wins and over 30 nominations from every Filipino music award institution, including MTV Pilipinas. Marie was the Editor and Post-Production Supervisor for the Showtime documentary, The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened? (2015), and also co-edited the Showtime Comedy Special for Earthquake’s These Ain’t Jokes (2014).

In January 2016, Marie’s company Indie Pop Films was contracted to be the in-house documentarians for the Slamdance Film Festival, directing, producing, and editing 15 episodes released on various media outlets online, including MovieMaker and Indiewire. In February 2015, she was commissioned by Unilever to direct a 30-minute TV special documentary film, Portraits, following Lea Salonga, Anne Curtis, Heart Evangelista, and Toni Gonzaga from Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Singapore, and New York to promote their advocacy of “World Class Filipinas.” In August 2015, Marie produced and art directed the stop-motion sequences for 22 episodes of the second season of Lego’s The Build Zone. In October 2015, she directed, produced, and edited several New York Fashion Week episodes for Maybelline that premiered on the GMA 7 network. In 2008, Marie was the showrunner for the first season of Project Runway Philippines, in which she directed and edited 15 episodes for cable broadcast in Southeast Asia. In 2007, she directed and was part of the writing room for Eat Bulaga, the Philippines’ longest running variety show.

Marie acquired her MFA degree in Film from Columbia University in 2005, and, from 2006 to 2013, has taught the class “Digital Video Filmmaking” in the Department of Communication at the Ateneo de Manila University -- where she graduated Cum Laude in 2001. In 2013, Marie became one of the managing partners at Arsenal Manila, a camera rental and DIT service company for film and commercial projects in Manila and Southeast Asia. She is a Narrative Features Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival, and has just acquired a fiscal sponsorship from the San Francisco Film Society for her first documentary feature film now in production.

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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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