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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 »
Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
No-Budget Coming-of-Age Musical Reflects a Worthy First Effort 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
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lyndsey Nelson ... Kissing Couple

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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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 I'll Find My Happy Place - Part ZeroSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
No-Budget Coming-of-Age Musical Reflects a Worthy First Effort, 17 March 2008
Author: Ed Uyeshima from San Francisco, CA, USA

There's a simple emotional acuity at the heart of this 2007 coming-of-age musical. True, at a poverty row budget of $15,000, it has the production values of a direct-to-hotel porn movie, but first-time director Richard Wong and first-time screenwriter, songwriter and co-lead H.P. Mendoza manage to make something substantive from the tired premise of three close friends just out of high school and still reeling from painful romantic breakups and experiencing the social alienation that makes their respective roads to self-discovery bumpy ones. The acting feels stilted and the music rather derivative, but the film somehow makes it to the finish line through its honesty about how life is for social outcasts living in San Francisco's suburban necropolis. It's all the more forgivable for the enthusiastic effort that shows.

Shot on digital video in the real town of Colma, the movie opens with the three leads singing the "Rent"-inspired rave-up, "Colma Stays", which describes the anonymous small town with clever imagery. Lanky Jake Moreno plays Billy, the most inchoate of the trio, an aspiring actor who not only lands a sales job at the mall (Serramonte for all you SF locals) but also a supporting role in a local community theater production. He can't seem to get over his ex-girlfriend much to the chagrin of not only a smitten fellow actress but also close pal Maribel. With a cheery spark masking an uncertain melancholy, the cherubic L.A. Renigen makes party girl Maribel the earthbound glue holding the trio together just barely. Her shining moment comes with "Crash the Party", a dead ringer for Blondie's "Dreamin'", preceded by the film's funniest moment, a frozen-stare purchase of alcohol with fake IDs similar to the liquor store scene in "Superbad".

The most challenged and challenging character is Rodel, played with studied deadpan by Mendoza. Rodel is a gay poet and slacker, closeted from his traditional Filipino father and increasingly jealous of Billy's ability to move on with his life. He provides the film's most painfully realistic moments, as well as the most lacerating lines. Yet, his plaintive rendition of "One Day (Pt. 2)" provides genuine heart to the story's climactic moment. Not everything is wondrous. Moreno's nasal vocals, which make him sound like Bert on "Sesame Street", get wearing for the repetitive monotone. The barroom shanty scene runs too long, especially in ¾ time, and the "Deadwalking" duet between Renigen and Mendoza is marred by the arty Bergmanesque intrusion of ghostly couples dancing in the cemetery. The 2007 DVD offers a few surprising extras given the film's low budget - an infectious and insightful commentary track from Wong and Mendoza and fifteen minutes of deleted and extended scenes that were wisely excised from the final cut. Definitely a worthy first effort.

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