"In the Philippines, legends say that when someone dies, the spirit roams the earth as a moth before moving on to the afterlife."
While struggling to write her dissertation, a young filipino grad must reunite with her family following the death of her lola—and consequently faces the truth she’s been kept in the dark from for so long.
Eccentric Artists Production | Dir. Jemsen Yumico Bollozos | Experimental, Drama Short Film
The birth of Gamu-Gamo came from a very personal place for us. A year or so ago now, Jem approached me with the idea of making a short that centers around the theme of family but also individuality. Since we are both Filipino, naturally the script features a Pinay protagonist. We not only find our main character, Liezel, struggling between maintaining her independence while facing the expectations of our culture, we also see how that struggle strains her relationship with her mother. A lot of the characters and situations in Gamu-Gamo are drawn from shared experiences between the two of us and our families. That being said, however, we hope everyone—no matter what your ethnic or cultural background may be—can relate to the struggle of staying true to oneself while weighing the balance of family and all the baggage that sometimes comes with that dynamic.
- NADINE-GABRIELLE NATIVIDAD
Phase One (CLOSED)
Applications are now open for the following roles:
Hair and Makeup Artist
DEADLINE: Friday, February 2nd 2024
Idealistically seeking filmmakers with nuanced understanding of filipino culture. Bonus if you know a bit of Tagalog (which will be an occasional featured language in the script)!
Please note that this is an indie-produced film and is unpaid. Though we are raising a crowdfund, we cannot guarantee any payments.
Submitting for a role does not guarantee a position on the crew.
For Gamu-Gamo's crowdfunding concept video
Crew Call EXTENDED Deadline - Friday, February 2, 2024
Casting Call for Gamu-Gamo - February 2024
Casting Call ends - April 2024
Rehearsals - April + May 2024
Crowdfunding Shoot - May 2024
Crowdfund goes LIVE - TBD