USA 2018 I 25 MINS I ENGLISH I WORLD
NOTHING ON US
Cast members: Ruby Ibarra, Rocky Rivera, Klassy, Faith Santilla, 200 Pinays
Nothing on US is a powerful ode to Filipina’s by Emcee and spoken word artist, Ruby Ibarra. Her banging head-knocking track is more than a song it’s an anthem and Nothing on US is a behind the scenes look at the making of the music video. Cultural heritage and traditional dress from the Philippines alongside Ibarra’s well constructed lyrics, rapping amazingly in Waray (a dialect in the Philippines) serve as an electrifying combination. Stay tuned for the music video which follows the doc.
In Nothing on US: Pinays Rising Behind the Scenes, Pinay Rapper Ruby Ibarra makes her directorial debut showing how she orchestrated an ambitious vision for her music video of “Us,” working through logistical nightmares and corralling a crowdsourced all-Pinay cast of 200 to create a multi-dimensional narrative. This documentary showcases the song’s global tropes of resistance and solidarity, serving as a Pinay anthem for women to continue rising.
Evelyn Obamos identifies as an island-born city girl who thrives at the intersection of lifelong learning, hustlin, and chill vibes. She plays tennis for fun and sings karaoke for sport. What her resume won’t tell you is that she fits the bill of what some people controversially describe as living the American dream, and her mom still has no clue what her day job entails.
Ruby Ibarra is a rapper and spoken word artist from the Bay Area, CA. She released her debut album, CIRCA91, at the end of 2017. She is currently promoting her record through her tour across the United States. She has been featured on noted web-based publications such as Buzzfeed, NPR, Huffington Post, and XXL Magazine, and was recently featured in a MasterCard commercial and campaign with R&B singer SZA.
Producers: Documentary Producers: Ruby Ibarra, Evelyn Obamos
Music Video Producers: Ruby Ibarra, Dale Keano (Burgundy Suite)
Editors: Documentary Editor: Evelyn Obamos
Music Video Editor: Dale Keano