Screening: Saturday, April 30, 2016 | Time: 12:40PM | University Of Guam Fine Arts Theatre
Directly following the screening there will be a Question and Answer session followed by a DVD raffle Giveaway.
The Q and A Panel will consist of:
Rufina Mendiola: Producer/Writer/Head of Chamorro Studies DOE
Toni Ramiriez: Cultural Advisor/Writer
Myracle Mugol: Director of Live Action Sequence
Ronald J. Pereira: Music and Live Action Audio
Animation (Family, Youth, Culture) | Guam/Hawaii 2015 | 42 min.
Synopsis: Based on a beloved classic Legend from the island of Guam, ‘Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan’ tells the story of how a young Chamoru girl finds the strength, wisdom, and courage to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas trench that is devouring their island home. ‘Maisa’ is the first animated film to feature the endangered indigenous Chamorro language of Guam. For this film cultural and language experts worked diligently on bringing the language back to its historical pre contact era.
Official Website: www.twiddleproductions.com
Production Crew and Cast
CREW: Michael Q. Ceballos, Director/Executive Producer/Art Director/Animator | Ty Robinson, Executive Producer/Editor | Rufina Mendiola, Executive Producer/Writer | Ronald T. Laguaña, Executive Producer/Writer | Jimmy S. Teria, Executive Producer/Writer | Toni Ramirez, Cultural Advisor/Writer | Matthew Kawika Ortiz, Co Art Director/Storyboards/Background Designer | Bryson Watanabe, Screenplay
CAST LIVE ACTION: Therese “Ewy” Taitano (Nȧnan Biha) | Maria Taitano Calvo (Maisa) | Zachariah Taitano Calvo (Nåpu)
CAST ANIMATION: Kihya Martinez (Maisa) | Vance G.C. Camacho (Maga’lȧhi A’ot) | Vincent San Nicolas (Asinan) | Zina San Nicolas Ruiz (Maga’håga Hesna)