SXSW 2020 | Now Streaming on Amazon Prime”Reminiscences of the Green Revolution”
A Film by Dean Colin Marcial
Watch the Trailer HERE
They called themselves The Green Gorillas, compassionate environmental activists struggling to change the world. There’s Adrienne, an ambitious political organizer; her boyfriend Jess, who daydreams of mind-bombs; Eddie, the class clown, having an affair with star med student Emilia; and Martin, who’s dead, narrating this movie.
About the Filmmaker:
Dean Colin Marcial is an international filmmaker working in New York and Manila whose work focuses on environmental issues and the Philippine diaspora. His award-winning films have been screened all over the world including Toronto, SXSW, Sitges, JAFF-NETPAC, Glasgow, Fantastic Fest, and Slamdance. In 2010, he co-founded Calavera USA, a Brooklyn-based production company whose credits include “All That I Am” (SXSW Special Jury Prize ’13), “Fishtail” (Netflix), and “Yearbook” (Sundance Jury Prize ’14, 25+ awards, 125+ festivals). In 2017, he received the Tribeca All Access Grant & TAA Alumni Grant and was shortlisted for the Russo Bros. Fellowship at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. He was born in the Philippines, raised in Long Island, and graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
About the Production:
It literally took a village to make this movie— the little town my grandparents took me to in the Philippines every summer until I moved to America. “Reminiscences of the Green Revolution” is a love letter to old friends and climate justice, the story of thirty years in a single night. This short was inspired by the subversive histories of my motherland, from the 1986 People’s Power Revolution that ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos to the 2016 election of Rodrigo Duterte, the “Trump of the East,” presently waging a bloody war on drugs. Like THE BREAKFAST CLUB by way of Che, the young revolutionaries at the story’s center are led by their passions, fracturing their friendships as they pursue their ideals. This is a special movie for me—and definitely my most personal. We shot it a few weeks after my dad passed away, in a part of the Philippines he loved dearly. This film is dedicated to his memory, and to the countless activists in the country fighting for a better world. — Dean Colin Marcial
Starring: Annicka Dolonius, Sid Lucero, Madeleine Humphries, Alex Medina, Abner Delina, Jr.
Writer, Director, Editor: Dean Colin Marcial
Producer: Armi Rae Cacanindin
Dialogues: Giancarlo Abrahan
Cinematographer: Gym Lumbera
Music: Brian McOmber & Teresa Barrozo
Executive Producers: Raya Martin. Arleen Cuevas, Fernando Ortigas, E.A. Rocha
Co-Executive Producers: Vincent Nebrida, Samuel Gursky