10min | Drama | Guam
A fallen warrior is honored by his family in an experimental take of the Ancient Chamoru Death Ceremony.
Director: Kyle Perron, Nico Serneo
Writer: Coming Soon
Stars: Joe Viloria, Ray Vilora, Tamara Manglona
SAT. 11/14 18:00 MIGHTY ISLAND SHORT FILMS (I PLAY WITH MY FOOD, I MATAI)
The film is an experimental take on the ancient Chamoru death ceremony told through the prayers of a man grieving over the death of his brother. Taking elements from directors like Terrence Malick and Robert Eggers, we wanted to create a loose narration that explored the grief of losing a loved one. Creating a “spiritual” kind of mood for the film was very important in representing the process of the death ceremony as well. We continue to strive for a continued connection to our ancestors when we take on these films centered around the Chamoru people. This is only the first step.
Ray Vilora Tamara Manglona Laraina Manglona Kiana Lei Tenorio Abigail Tamayo Abigail Dollahan Lino S. Rosario Jr. Lorenzo Reyes
Kyle Perron & Nico Serneo
Cinematographer: Nico Serneo
Cultural Advisors: Joe Viloria
Sound Recorder: Zane Reyes
Makeup/Hair: Nia Serneo
Wardrobe: Joseph Viloria
Joseph Silva Michael Frazier