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Director:
Writers:
Richard Wong (story)
H.P. Mendoza (screenplay)
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Plot:
In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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charming coming-of-age musical See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jake Moreno ... Billy

H.P. Mendoza ... Rodel

L.A. Renigen ... Maribel
Sigrid Sutter ... Tara
Brian Raffi ... Julio

Gigi Guizado ... Kattia
Larry Soriano ... Rodel's Father
Paul Kolsanoff ... Kevin
Allison Torneros ... Amanda
Paula Baldin ... Young Girl
Jim Wierzba ... Hulk Hogan
Kat Kneisel ... Joanne

David Scott Keller ... Michael
Dustin North ... Colma Player / John / Bar Patron
Jeremiah Cothren ... Colma Player / Bar Patron
Micah Enloe ... Colma Player

Tristan Ott ... Hipster Guy
Jodi Becker ... Vintage Girl
Billy Tompkins ... Young Employee
Darcy Villere ... Gary
Joseph Pena ... Friend Joseph Player

Kevin Jaskela ... Friend Joseph Player
Mark Capraro ... Colma-ite on TV
Leigh Blicher ... Colma-ite on TV
Lisa Cheney ... Colma-ite on TV
Larry Santy ... Lord Guy
Christian Cagigal ... Bar Patron
Pete Sauber ... Bar Patron
Aaron Bannerman ... Chester Thug
Antone Gaglione ... Chester Thug
Christyne Callegari ... Crash the Party-Goer
Del Carmen ... Crash the Party-Goer
Lindsay Challoner ... Crash the Party-Goer
Toija Currie ... Crash the Party-Goer
Erin Daly ... Crash the Party-Goer

Camelia Dee ... Crash the Party-Goer
Stephanie DeMott ... Crash the Party-Goer
Jeannie Fontana ... Crash the Party-Goer
Charrikka Harris ... Crash the Party-Goer
Tamika Kelly ... Crash the Party-Goer
Shelly Rose Martin ... Crash the Party-Goer
Derrick Olivera ... Crash the Party-Goer
Marcio Romani ... Crash the Party-Goer
Edith-Adelaide Simonsen ... Crash the Party-Goer
Benjamin Snyder ... Crash the Party-Goer
Julia Alex Turbina ... Crash the Party-Goer
Sharon Young ... Crash the Party-Goer
Irene Wong-Herington ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Ken Chin ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Marguerite Fishman ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Chip Chandler ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Mary Kaye Thrift ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Laura Chiu ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Wilson Lee ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Emily Huong ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Joe Tanizawa ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Valerie Jeung ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Bert Jeung ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Keiko Kikuta ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Ken Cantwell ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Joanna Tom ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Stanley Jee ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Sally Protali ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Tony Protali ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Nina Tom ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Gary Tom ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Mariaelena Alioto ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
John DeVilleres ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Shirley Warren ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Collin Wong ... 'Deadwalking' Cemetery Waltzer
Doug Ning ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Fel Phillip ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron (as Fel Phillip Abello)
Scarlett Abuslin ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Deidre Suber ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Peter Ayortoyani ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Jennifer Rudow ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron

Ellen Ho ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Loretta Yee ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Peter Matias ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Charles F. Redd Sr. ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
W.S. Adyloekito ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Brian Blaney ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
Katharine Koo ... Goodbye Stupid Bar Patron
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Lyndsey Nelson ... Kissing Couple
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Directed by
Richard Wong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.P. Mendoza  screenplay
H.P. Mendoza  story
Richard Wong  story

Produced by
Paul Kolsanoff .... producer
Nguyen Tran .... co-producer
Angel Vasquez .... co-producer
Richard Wong .... producer
 
Original Music by
H.P. Mendoza 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Wong 
 
Casting by
H.P. Mendoza 
Fel Phillip  (as Fel Phillip Abello)
L.A. Renigen 
Carol Rosenthal 
 
Art Direction by
Veda Florez 
 
Makeup Department
L.A. Renigen .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alicia Greene .... second assistant director (as Alicia Green)
Paul Kolsanoff .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
H.P. Mendoza .... sound designer
Philip Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Perkins .... sound
Richard Wong .... sound designer
Nikolas Zasimczuk .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bland .... additional assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Slomowitz .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Geoff Colbert .... musician: drums
Ted Crimy .... musician: guitar
H.P. Mendoza .... song producer
 
Other crew
Jamison Boyer .... production assistant
Sean Bristol-Lee .... key set production assistant
Chris Burns .... additional one man crew
Ken Chin .... choreographer: Deadwalking
Winston Emano .... publicist
Matthew Hazelrig .... two man crew
Lawrence Irian .... two man crew
Clint Kasparian .... one man crew
David Magdael .... publicist
H.P. Mendoza .... choreographer: Friend Joseph
Franchesca Vargas .... production assistant (as Francesca Vargas)
Irene Wong-Herington .... coordinator: Deadwalking
Tiffany Wu .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Lisa Fruchtman .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
USA:100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: During "Can We Get Any Older" in the party scene, Rodel walks past a man and immediately walks past him again.See more »
Quotes:
Maribel:I don't know about you guys, but mama's gettin' laid tonight.
Billy:All the guys here have girlfriends.
Maribel:Good, it means they won't call me in the morning...
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Movie Connections:
References Oliver! (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
One Day - Part TwoSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
charming coming-of-age musical, 20 June 2009
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

What would it be like to grow up in a town where the dead outnumber the living by a ratio of more than a-thousand-to-one? That's the case with Colma, a working-class community located just south of San Francisco that is more notable for its vast cemeteries than for anything related to the folk who actually live there. Dubbed The City of the Dead, Colma has a population of around 1500 above ground but over a million-and-a-half below, with roughly 75% of the town's land given over to tombstones and gravesites. That hardly seems the ideal setting for a movie musical, but then "Colma: The Musical" is not your average, run-of-the-mill, afraid-to-take-a-risk movie. Thankfully.

Three of the live people who call Colma home are Billy (Jake Moreno), an aspiring actor who's so straight-arrow he's never even had a drink; Rodel (H.P. Mendoza, who also co-wrote the screenplay), a gay prankster who fears coming out to his traditionalist dad; and Maribel (L.A. Renigen), a fun-loving free spirit, who often has to serve as mediator between the two guys. Recently graduated from high school, these three best buddies suddenly discover themselves on the brink of adulthood, trying to find their way in the world and wondering what the future holds for them.

Like a modern-day "Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "Colma: The Musical" is a cinematic operetta in which the characters define their relationships and express their feelings almost entirely through song. The score by Mendoza is lively and bouncy - if a trifle redundant at times - with lyrics that capture the fears and yearnings of the teenage heart with uncanny accuracy. In addition, this stylish and stylized movie features appealing performances, an endearing sense-of-humor, a hint of surrealism, and an artful use of that rarely employed, but often highly effective, tool of cinematic grammar, the split-screen.

With its youthful exuberance and anything-goes audaciousness, this quirky, independent feature has much of the feel of experimental regional theater about it. And the fact that it's still a trifle rough around the edges only adds to its authenticity and charm.

Filled with amusing and touching insights into this wonderfully complex and exciting thing we call "growing up," the movie understands the paradox that Colma, like all hometowns, serves both as the soil to plant one's roots in and as the place to break away from when the time is right. That's the lesson that these three likable young people learn in the end - just as the countless others, now residing in those graveyards, learned before them.

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