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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Flip The Record

Directed by Marie Jamora

United States / 2016 / Coming of Age, Family, Music / 15 mins


In this coming-of-age story set in the 1980s, FLIP THE RECORD follows 14-year-old Filipina American Vanessa who is sick of the constraints of her conservative family and the boring piano lessons she takes. On the sly Vanessa teaches herself how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables, and discovers her talents and place in the local music scene.

Director's Bio

MARIE JAMORA is an award-winning filmmaker originally from Manila, Philippines. Her feature debut, WHAT ISN’T THERE (ANG NAWAWALA), premiered internationally at the Slamdance Film Festival and was nominated for 5 Gawad Urian Philippine Critics Awards. Other credits include as Editor of the Showtime documentary THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES; WHAT HAPPENED?, as Segment Producer for the LEGO® web series THE BUILD ZONE, and as Showrunner for the first season of PROJECT RUNWAY PHILIPPINES. Marie began her career as music video and commercial director, directing over 45 music videos and many commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Colgate, and Gillette. She received an MFA in Film from Columbia University. She is currently working on her first documentary, LEGIONS OF BOOM, which is fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society.

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