**Official Selection of the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival 2011**

"During August 2010 a Non-Pinoy American from Chicago journeyed halfway across the globe, to Metro Manila, Philippines.

Traveling to a country he has never been, he met with his favorite band, documenting his happenings through out the week.

In the year that followed, back in America he continued to catalog additional footage, interviews, and the unique perspective of the band's amazing fans.

Through these collective experiences, friendships were forged, music was shared, and hopefully this documentary can provide a small glimpse of that journey.

The band is Up Dharma Down and this story is through the eyes of Tony Rago."

A FILM BY A FAN, FOR THE FANS!

Interview for CPR-TV (Chicago Filipino American Film Festival):
youtube.com/watch?v=7e-gotthNNk

Young Star Article:
philstar.com/youngstar/ysarticle.aspx?articleid=746842&publicationsubcategoryid=84

Bakitwhy Interview:
bakitwhy.com/articles/week-metro-manila-film-celebrates-music-and-new-experiences

The Indie Culture Interview:
theindieculture.com/2012/when-you-have-a-film-making-fan/

facebook.com/updharmadown, @updharmadown
facebook.com/LIFE2shortProductions, @L2Short
facebook.com/awimmUdD

*Please excuse the quality...the compression on this is a bit grainy due to the re-compress I needed to do to get it within Vimeo's 5gb MAX file (6.6gb 720p .MOV converted to 4.5gb 720p .MP4).

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