Oda Sa Mga Nangangarap
Jan Michael C. Jamisola
A machine capable of recording ideas directly from the mind is invented; its end products are similar to movies and are called “dreamies”. Joseph, an out-of-work comedian suffering from depression, applies as test subject for former studio mogul Panaginip Pictures and uses the machine to learn if he still has the gift to make people laugh.
ODA SA MGA NANGANGARAP utilizes psychoanalysis, with focus on the oneiric aspect of film theory, and media construction of everyday reality as lenses in showcasing the mind of the entertainer through the medium he is working in, as well as how media as an industry commodifies the entertainer and his craft.
JAN MICHAEL C. JAMISOLA is a freelance filmmaker. His short films are all bound by one common factor – they are all comedies. He is a proud graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute, and is prouder still to take on the world outside academics and learn directly from the root of great stories. While he is still being acknowledged for his latest work, his undergraduate thesis film Oda Sa Mga Nangangarap (2015), JM is currently preparing more short narratives, hoping to at least scratch the surface of current tastes in comedy.
MAIKLING PELIKULA is a program featuring outstanding and award-winning short films. Likewise to be featured will be a discussion and annotation by the director-filmmaker. The program will highlight the experimental and narrative genres of film.