88 Rising artist Rich Brian stars in his first film 'Jamojaya'

Rich Brian

By Carissa Alcantara

88 Rising's prominent artist Rich Brian, one of the performers in Head in The Clouds Manila, is working his way to the silver screen via the movie "Jamojaya."

Directed by Justin Chon, "Jamojaya" will premier at the Sundance Film Festival from Jan. 19 to 29, 2023.

"Jamojaya" follows the story of a young up-and-coming rapper (Rich Brian) whose escalating popularity leads him to confront his relationship with his father, who has to deal with handing over the reins of his career to a new manager and label.

The upcoming film will be the record label's first full-length movie and Rich Brian's debut film.

Joining Rich Brian in the cast of Jamojaya, per the official Sundance program, are Yayu A.W. Unru, Kate Lyn Sheil, Henry Ian Cusick, and most notably, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis.

Produced by Alan Pao (Under The Silver Lake) and executive-produced by Chris Lee (Superman Returns), Peter Luo (Crazy Rich Asians), Jennifer J. Pritzker, and Shaun Sanghani (The Fallout), the film was also reportedly the product of 88rising's first-look TV and film deal with Sony Pictures.