Here’s the list of the seven films who made it at the final cut of the Cinema One Originals 2008. Found below are the synopsis, cast and crew members and screening schedules:
Directed by Jon Red
Screenplay by Karlo de Guzman
Cast: Jason Abalos, Nonie Buencamino, Kat Alano, Shamaine
Centenera, Lovely Rivero, Jao Mapa, Soliman Cruz, Jojit Lorenzo, Lance Raymundo
A tale of self-discovery, centered around a young man who
journeys to Vigan, Ilocos Norte. Instead his trip becomes a sojourn that will
unlock his real identity and the secrets of his family. He goes on this road
trip onboard his motorcycle as a favor to his father.
Directed by Senedy Que
Screenplay by Senedy Que
Cast: Yul Servo, Emilio Garcia, Irma Adlawan, Fritz Chavez,
Allesandra de Rossi
November 20, UP Film Center, 7pm
When a friendly acquaintance develops into an unlikely
closeness between a curious 12-year-old boy named Edy (Fritz Arvhie Chavez) and
a lonely gardener Danny (Yul Servo), the line that defines love and friendship,
passion and trust inevitably intersects.
Directed by Ruello Lozendo
Screenplay by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Cast: Roeder Camanag, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Jean
Judith Javier, Frank Garcia, Coreen Chan, Chiqui Xeres Burgos, Lawrence Roxas
and Edgar Sandalo
November 19, FEU Auditorium, 3:30 pm
November 24, College of Saint Benilde Amphitheater, 1pm
In the Spanish period, a town prepares for a stage play to
serve as a despedida for the Alcalde Mayor or Gobernadorcillo who was dismissed
by the town’s friar. Adding to the controversy is the visit of a Filipina
soprano who is suspected to be an entourage of the incoming Alcalde Mayor.
Suspicions arise but the secrets are inevitably unraveled. Everyone is taken
aback when the play is finally staged.
Directed by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Screenplay by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Cast: Brian Monterola, Jelieta Mariveles-Ruca, Allen
Lumanog, Lawrence Garrido, Elvis Zerna, Dianne Zipagan, Maricel Rosello,
Carmela de Guzman and Reyson Yap
Cinematography: John Torres, Joel Geolamen, Mark Limbaga
November 20, UP Film Center, 9 pm (director’s cut)
This is a tale of manhood about to erode two pubescent
males. While always hanging out in the crevasses of Punta Dumalog to escape
poverty, Rabat (Brian Monterola) and Allen (Allen Lumanod) also find solace,
dent their friendship and shape their orientations in life.
Winner: Lino Brocka Grand Prize, Digital Lokal 10th
Cinemanila International Film Festival
Directed by Roman Olivares
Screenplay by Alfred Geoffrey Reyes
Cast: Felix Roco, Joseph Roble, Hiyasmien Neri, Mark Gil,
BembolRoco, Malou Crisologo, Richard Cuan
November 20, UP Film Center, 5pm
November 25, Assumption College, 1pm
A coming-of-age light melodrama that centers around Lucas
(Felix Roco) and best buddy Jaoquin (Joseph Roble), provincial lads who believe
passing the UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) is the
passport to their dreams of a better future. However, Lucas is more concerned
about winning the heart of his rich schoolmate Jane (Yas Neri).
Directed by Richard Somes
Screenplay by Richard Somes
Cast: Ronnie Lazaro, Tetchie Agbayani, Joel Torre, Erik
Matti, Dwight Gaston, Gio Raspall, Monet Gaston, Keith Bryan Cabanez and Aleera
November 24, College of Saint Benilde Amphitheater, 7:30pm
In a tiny province, superstitions are still embedded in the
lives of a particular family. When Junior’s (Ronnie Lazaro) daughter Amor
(Aleera Montalla) becomes stricken with an unknown illness affecting her
behavior, Junior has to choose between his family or Amor.
Directed by Ron Bryant
Screenplay by Ron Bryant
Cast: Mark Gil, Eula Valdez and Charee Pineda
November 24, College of Saint Benilde Amphitheater, 6pm
November 25, Assumption College, 3:30pm
Vanni (Charee Pineda), a 17-year-old girl, spends her
vacation in a seaside village. While looking for her lost puppy, she sees Fiel
(Mark Gil), a lonesome 50-year-old man. Vanni decides to hang out in the man’s
house and a fondness develops between them. However, he has an ailing wife
afflicted with cancer.
Watch all the seven new movies also at IndieSine at
Robinsons Galleria Movieworld from December 3 to 10. Please call Dwight
Pangilinan at 0917-6040824 or Ruby Gonzalez at 0918-9794175 for block
screenings and school showings.
Btw, Twilight the movie is coming soon on cinemas this November 26, 2008. This most awaited movie can be a box office hit for teens and kids I think. You can also watch it online for free as soon as it’s available.
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