“Promising raw talent”
Award-winning producers, writers and directors, brothers Don and Kel Muna are best known for their internationally acclaimed independent film, “Shiro’s Head“, Guam’s first locally produced full-length feature film.
Their debut film was crowned Winner of the Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival, Best of Festival and Best Feature Film at the Sandhills Film Festival, as well as Grand Jury Award Finalist at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The Muna Bros.’ film has also been honored with its European premiere as an Official Selection for the notable Strasbourg International Film Festival in France, The HISTORICA Film Festival in Japan, the Louis Vuitton 28th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival and the inaugural Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.
The Muna Bros.’ notable recent works include image branding, conceptualizing, producing and directing campaign image spots for both top Republican and Democratic candidates in the Guam 2010 gubernatorial election.
The Muña Bros. have been appointed as ambassadors of the Guam Economic Development Authority to assist with promoting Guam’s developing entertainment and media industry. Additionally, the Muña Bros. have worked alongside the Tourism Education Council by fostering the growth in creative media skills for its WAVE Club project participants.
In addition to creating an event videography business in Los Angeles and San Francisco and graduating as Valedictorian of his film class, Kel Muna and Don Muna are also authors of the popular filmmaking book for beginners entitled “Why Go To Film School?”. They currently volunteer and present film study lectures at the University of Guam and Guam’s public schools.
“The Muna Brothers represent the tip of this new Pacific wave.”
Local filmmakers. Global following.
As pioneers and leaders of Guam’s filmmaking movement, along with their grass roots background and love for Guam’s culture and arts, the homegrown positioning of the Muna Bros. results in one of the strongest local brands reinforced with positive community support whether overseas or here at home.
The Muna Bros. brand and positioning is strengthened and supported by the proud, devoted fans of Guam’s cultural identity in a quickly changing global society. The Muna Bros. are characterized by their involvement to uphold the essence and integrity of their island, people and culture. This results in taking the Muna Bros.’ brand awareness and market value to a powerful audience.
Education: The Muna Bros. present film study lectures at local public schools including the University of Guam and have made contributions to Erica’s House, The Guam Women’s Club and numerous organization fundraisers from their first feature film.
Presentation: The Muna Bros. teach others by example by redefining achievements for local Guamanians. In addition, they strive to foster the growth of jobs and careers in a self-sustaining entertainment industry for local creative professionals on Guam.
Preservation: The Muna Bros. have made the first feature length film with the use of the Chamorro language. They are committed to utilizing the feature length motion picture as a medium of artistic expression and preservation for the Chamorro culture as well as revitalizing the awareness of cultural identity.
Serving as proponents in building the future of Guam’s locally sustained entertainment and media industry, the Muña Bros. are committed to help bring forth to the world the best in Guam’s talent – both behind and in front of the scenes.