Angry Doug Films is NYC filmmaker Michael Manese. As writer, editor, producer, director, his latest short is "The Pleasure of Being Served." His other films such as "When Bart6874 met Lulu5547" and "Maxine" have screened in film festivals all over Europe and North America. The genres of his film works vary from experimental ("Maxine") to silent narrative ("When Bart6874 met Lulu5547"), to documentaries ("Annette Live at Bitter End" and "Philippines 2015").
19 December 2016 - BD/DVDs R.I.P.? I've been giving out DVD copies of the movie to cast, crew and supporters. Many are declining them and are choosing to have the streaming link with password instead. Some don't have disc players and say they stream all their movies. Is this the end of an era?
02 December 2016 - I've been entering the short in film festivals. I've entered 4 so far, three in the U.S. and 1 in the UK. I don't mind writing about the venues I'm entering. But I would only do follow ups IF the film makes it.
DVD - Part of the incentive I gave for participating and contributing $ to the short film is they get a copy of the movie on DVD. The thing now is most of the people involved don't have players anymore. They just want it streamed. Interesting.
21 November 2016 - There's a non-sexual nude scene in the film, the part where the couple goes in the shower disregarding ROSA the main character who's cleaning. Some venues don't care for it. Should I delete the scene, censor or withdraw the film?
18 November 2016 - Looking forward to tomorrow's interview, thank you DJ Chinita/RaydioFilipino for having me on. Please tune tomorrow as I discuss my latest short film, the Filipino/American themed "The Pleasure of Being Served." SALAMAT!
23 July 2016 - I'm hosting a series of private screenings for cast, crew, family and friends of a rough draft of "The Pleasure of Being Served" for feedback purposes. It's 95% done, it just needs music and full credits. So far so good.
Talking Points - I'm trying to come up with talking points regarding interracial dating, sex, love, friendships, the immigrant experience, loneliness, and work ethic just in case these topics come up in conversations when promoting this short film. I'm not a political person. Certain characters and situations may come up as symbolic but I wouldn't read to much into them.
Official trailer - The pleasure of being served
A deceptively simple story filled with symbolism and archetypes that touches upon topics such as Sex, Race, White Privilege, Misogyny, Work Ethic, Morality, the Immigrant Experience, and Friendship.
makilala tv intervew july 2015
Filipino Filmmaker Rodney Reyes and I were interviewed on Makilala (get to know) TV. To view clips by segments visit: interview.