Roxlee is an animator, director, cartoonist, painter, and all-around rock star of Philippine cinema. First making his name with cult favourite comic strip  Cesar Asar , he then made the foray into filmmaking where his influence is still most keenly felt today. His early works were done in Super 8mm film—divided between hand-drawn, scratchy works like  The Great Smoke , and pixellated live-action pieces like  Juan Gapang . Both are now considered classics of the independent film movement of the 1980s.
       
     
The Great Smoke / 1983
       
     
ABCD / 1984
       
     
Cesar Asar's Box / 1990
       
     
Left Turn / 2001
       
     
Monkey and the Turtle / 2005
       
     
Planet of the Noses / 2011
       
     
Manila Scream / 2016
       
     
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 Roxlee is an animator, director, cartoonist, painter, and all-around rock star of Philippine cinema. First making his name with cult favourite comic strip  Cesar Asar , he then made the foray into filmmaking where his influence is still most keenly felt today. His early works were done in Super 8mm film—divided between hand-drawn, scratchy works like  The Great Smoke , and pixellated live-action pieces like  Juan Gapang . Both are now considered classics of the independent film movement of the 1980s.
       
     

Roxlee is an animator, director, cartoonist, painter, and all-around rock star of Philippine cinema. First making his name with cult favourite comic strip Cesar Asar, he then made the foray into filmmaking where his influence is still most keenly felt today. His early works were done in Super 8mm film—divided between hand-drawn, scratchy works like The Great Smoke, and pixellated live-action pieces like Juan Gapang. Both are now considered classics of the independent film movement of the 1980s.

The Great Smoke / 1983
       
     
The Great Smoke / 1983

An anti-war tragicomedy about the nuclear holocaust dancing to the beat of Pink Floyd.

ABCD / 1984
       
     
ABCD / 1984

A reinterpretation of the alphabet with the Lord's prayer in Tagalog.

Cesar Asar's Box / 1990
       
     
Cesar Asar's Box / 1990

An adaptation of Rox's comic strip, Cesar Asar.

Left Turn / 2001
       
     
Left Turn / 2001

A mixture of very short subjects done in oil pastel.

Monkey and the Turtle / 2005
       
     
Monkey and the Turtle / 2005

Inspired by national hero Jose Rizal's drawings from his retelling of the Philippine folk tale.

Planet of the Noses / 2011
       
     
Planet of the Noses / 2011

A man without a brain attempts to catch one on a hill.

Manila Scream / 2016
       
     
Manila Scream / 2016

Edvard Munch's iconic painting appears sporadically on the streets of Manila.

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