Musician-director MARIE JAMORA was recently named one of Five Visionary Asian-American Female Filmmakers in Kore Magazine’s ‘New Hollywood’ issue. Her short film, FLIP THE RECORD, won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at Urbanworld and her first feature, WHAT ISN’T THERE (ANG NAWAWALA), premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. She was executive producer and the director of FAMILY STYLE, an Asian foodie show with Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF and Warner Bros/Stage 13. After almost two decades of filmmaking in the Philippines, she became the first Filipina director to be accepted into the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, where she finished her latest film, HARANA.
She began her career directing music videos during the golden age of the Philippine rock scene. After graduating from Columbia University with an MFA in Film, she returned to Manila to direct commercials and television.
Jamora recently immigrated to the U.S. and is now based in Los Angeles.