Friday, May 1, 2009

Padre de Pamilya Now Showing!

OPENS April 29, 2009, IN SM CINEMAS


Finally, an honest film about the countrys culture of corruption and how it has affected the family values of Filipinos- Padre de Pamilya. Featuring the critically acclaimed Ariel Rivera, respected thespian Jaclyn Jose and the versatile Tessie Tomas, Padre de Pamilya is set to be one of the most important films made during the Arroyo administration. It is the sophomore film of writer-director Cesar Evangelista Buendia.

Produced with the help of grants from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and Jesuit Communications, LEB Telon Film Productions attempts to make a break through by battling an independent, non-commercial film in the mainstream market. I believe that there is a thirst and a demand out there for relevant, values-oriented material, says LEB Telon head and film director Cesar Evangelista Buendia.

Endorsed by influential Catholic Church leaders, Padre may just make it as a hit. I am very sure that this troubling film will make our country a better country and our citizens, better citizens, declares BISHOP SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS, chairman of the CBCP Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education.
Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) President Monsignor Gerry Santos endorsed the film to all schools by writing in a statement: Padre de Pamilya is a powerful film that will shatter the apathy of the youth and make us reflect on our own faith as a people.

The AMRSP, led by sister Mary John Mananzan issued this statement after they viewed Padre de Pamilya: We in the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) have watched the said film and are convinced of its significance as a powerful tool for moral regeneration and transformation of our society.

Padre de Pamilya is a story about a good father ( Ariel Rivera) whose only wish is for his children to grow up as good Catholic Christians. Unfortunately, his salary as a supervisor in the towns city hall is not enough to make ends meet. And because of the powers inherent in his work, the temptations to become a corrupt government official are always present. One day, because of the financial needs of his family, the father succumbs to temptation and commits a corrupt act. Even worse, he is caught doing it in a very public and embarrassing manner.
Upon watching Padre de Pamilya, one will be forced to ask, Must one prioritize the needs of the family instead of the teachings of God?

Padre de Pamilya is a new film which is relevant to the times. It will open in all SM Branches in Metro Manila starting, Wednesday, April 29, 2008.
Tickets are available in all Catholic Church parishes. For every Padre de Pamilya ticket bought, the church will receive a new Bible which will in turn be donated to a poor family by the Parish Priest. The screenings of Padre de Pamilya are being used as a fund raising campaign by the Archdiocese of Manila Biblical Apostolate lead by Fr. Tony Navarrete, to buy 5 million Bibles for poor families in Metro Manila. Tickets are also available in all SM Branches in Metro Manila starting April 29, 2009. For ticket inquiries, please call 703-7432 or text 0918-6900744.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Heavenly Touch Trailer

After the success of Walang Kawala, DMV Entertainment is back with another gay-themed movie called "Heavenly Touch. The movie is directed by Joel Lamangan.

The movie features Paolo Serrano, Marco Morales, Gwen Garci, Jeffrey Santos and newcomer Joash Balejado.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

MANILA Starring Piolo Pascual

Official Selection
Cannes Film Festival 2009

Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. and Raya Martin

Bicycle Pictures and MJM Production

Written by Ramon Sarmiento and Adolfo Alix, Jr.
Executive Producers: Piolo Jose Pascual and Edgar Mangahas
Producer: Arleen Cuevas
Associate Line Producer: Maxie Evangelista III
Director of Photography: Albert Banzon
Production Designer: Digo Ricio
Editors: Jay Halili and Aleks Castaneda
Music: Radioactive Sago Project
Sound Design: Ditoy Aguila

Cast: Piolo Pascual, Rosanna Roces, Jay Manalo, Alessandra de Rossi, Jiro Manio, Aleck Bovick, John Lapus, Katherine Luna etc.

INDEPENDENCIA - Sid Lucero and Alessandra de Rossi

Award-winning actors Sid Lucero and Alessandra de Rossi teams up for the first time in the movie Independencia, which is directed by Raya Martin.The movie is chosen as an official selection for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Un Certain Regard, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2009

A Film by Raya Martin

Presented by Arte Cinema France, Cinematografica, Atopic, Razor Film, Volya Films
Fonds Sud Cinema, World Cinema Fund, Prince Claus Fund Global Film Initiative, Hubert Bals Fund,
Roadrunner Network

Script: Ramon Sarmiento and Raya Martin
Delegate Producers: Antoine Segovia, Christophe Gougeon
Producer: Arleen Cuevas
Production Design: Digo Ricio
DOP: Jeanne Lapoirie
Assistant Director: Armi Cacanindin
Production manager: Rolly Palmes
Editor: Jay Halili
Sound: Arnel Labayo, Ronald de Asis

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sine Direk presents Agathon and Mindy

AGATHON and MINDY is directed by Peque Gallaga from a script by Lore Reyes, Vicente Garcia Groyon & Peque Gallaga.

Stars Chase Vega, Louise delos Reyes, Cherie Gil, Dina Bonnevie, Desiree del Valle, Pilita Corrales, Shamaine Centenera, Audie Gemora, Mailes Kanapi, Nonoy Froilan, Ketchup Eusebio. At all SM Cinemas this June 2009.

Trailer Credits:
Concept by: Ryan Orduna and Chris Daez
Edited by: Ryan Orduna
Final Mix: Digitrax Sound Productions

Sine Direk presents Ded na si Lolo

Gay director Soxie Topacio is back behind the camera for his Sine Direk entry called "Ded na si Lolo". 

The movie is all about a dramatic (or funny?) family who believes in the different superstitious beliefs in the country.

The star-studded casts include Elizabeth Oropesa, Gina Alajar, Manilyn Reynes, Dick Israel, BJ Forbes, Rainier Castillo and Roderick Paulate.

Sine Direk presents Litsonero

Paolo Contis plays the role of a Filipino chef who worked in Macau, China who goes back to the Philippines and had a bet with his uncle. This heartwarming movie is directed by Lore Reyes and is a part of Sine Direk.

Also included in this film are Maricel Laxa, Micheal de Mesa, Joanne Quintas and Karylle.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ang Sumpa - Mocha Girls movie

The Mocha Girls spiced up the cover of Maxim Philippines this April. This time, Mocha Uson and the rest of the girls are about to burn the movie houses with their debut movie.

Simply entitled "Ang Sumpa", the sexy-thriller movie revolves around a rich guy who stayed in a hunted mansion given to him by his father.

The cast of the movie includes Hershey, Bez, Grace of Mocha Girls, Joross Gamboa, Maricar dela Fuente, Mark Girl and Mocha Uson.

"Ang Sumpa" premieres on April 22, 2009.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pasang Krus Trailer

Year Produced : 2009
Production House: JPE Incorporated
Producer: Ma. Theresa Santos

Director: Neal "Buboy" Tan
Cinematographer: Arvin Bustos

Post Production: Scenema Concept International
Editor: Rocky Ko
Music: Sherwin Castillo
Sound Supervision: Raymund Concepcion

Starring: Rosanna Roces, Joross Gamboa, Ketchup Eusebio, Melissa Mendes, Empress Shuck, Tita Swarding etc.

This movie is set to be released on the Lenten Season.

Want to see some behind-the-scenes photos? Take a look at the Pasang Krus Gallery. It seems like a lot of people are really waiting for this.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Booking Teaser

Here's the teaser of the movie "Booking" By Joven Tan. The movie stars Frontal Nudity King Marco Morales and Award-Winning Actor Emilio Garcia. It also starts Snooky Serna, Mercedes Cabral and Ms. Anita Linda.

The movie will be shown on March 2009

PADYAK Trailer

Opens March 4, 2009 at the Robinson's Galleria Indiesine. A Breaking The Box production of a Palanca award-winning Screenplay. A film by Aloy Adlawan.

PADYAK stars Jay Aquitania, Irma Adlawan, Rita Avila, Katherine Luna, Mcoy Fundales, Angel Jacob, Emilio Garcia, Arnold Reyes, Bodjie Pascua, Sabrina Man, Hazel Ann Mendoza, Mercedes Cabral and Baron Geisler. Sountrack "PAMBIHIRA" by The Spaceflower Show from the album The Spaceflower Show.

Walang Hanggang Paalam

Finally, the movie is now approved by MTRCB!

Walang Hanggang Paalam showing soon on Robinson's Indiesine!
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From the makers of award winning films "Ilusyon" and "Selda"

Starring: Jacky Woo, Joem Bascon, Jake Roxas, Rico Barrera and Miss Lovi Poe

Directors: Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos
Written by: Paolo Villaluna
Executive Producers: Leo Dominguez
Director of Photography: Manie Magbanua Jr.
Production DesignL Timmy Ham
Editors: Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos
Sound: Allan Hilado

Production Manager: Bernice Ilagan
Assistant Directors: Caloy Santos, Jr., Raymund Amonoy

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sagwan Trailer

Story of the mysteries of life, LOVE, and sexuality.

Directed by Monti Parungao (Director of SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES)

Showboyz Trailer

HEre's the trailer of the movie Showboyz Starring Toffee Calma, Kristoffer King, John Miller, Tami Ballesteros, Seff Posadas, Topher Barretto, Threena Hernandez and Archie de calma

Monday, January 12, 2009

Marco Morales and Gwen Garci Bares all in BUTAS (Loophole)

BUTAS (Loophole) is the second film of Alejandro Bong Ramos. This brave sex movie tackles the emotional journey of a weakling husband (Allen Dizon) who has an unfaithful wife (Gwen Garci).

Loophole stars Allen Dizon and Gwen Garci. Joining them is new hunk actor Marco Morales as a policeman and former sexy actor who loves to play around. Also included in the movie is Mercedes Cabral.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rosanna Roces in Aurora

AURORA has been slapped twice by the MTRCB with an "X" rating. We're appealing the decision to Malacanang.

Rosanna Roces, Sid Lucero, Kristofer King,
Angeli Bayani


AURORA explores an intimate portrait of a captor and a captive as they both struggle to survive in the depths of a jungle.

A social worker named Aurora (Rosanna Roces) is kidnapped by members of the Lost Command. After a military raid in the middle of the night, she gets lost in the forest. She walks aimlessly in the thick forest, hoping to find her way out to freedom. She is found by Fadi (Sid Lucero), one of her captors. Aurora tries every way in order to run away. Will she see the break of dawn alive?

Written and Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.

List of Cinemalaya 2009 Finalists for the Full-Length Category

Indie enthusiasts are excited with the new line up of the ten scripts that made it to the finalists of the Cinemalaya 2009 Full-length category.

“24K” by Ana Agabin
“Ang Nerseri (The Nursery)” by Vic Acedillo, Jr.
“Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe” by Alvin B. Yapan
“Astig (Mga Batang Kalye)” by GB Sampedro
“Colorum” by Jon Steffan Ballesteros
“Dinig Sana Kita” by Mike E. Sandejas
“Engkwentro” by Pepe Diokno
“Last Supper No. 3″ by Veronica Velasco and Jinky Laurel
“Mangatyanan (The Blood Trail)” by Jerrold Tarog 
 “Sanglaan” by Milo Sogueco.

For more details about the Cinemalaya 2009 movies, kindly refer to this post.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome to Pinoy Indie Film Blog!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Pinoy Indie Film blog! I created this blog because I am really fond of watching Indie Films and besides, I dream of writing and directing one. 

This blog aims to give you the latest buzz on the Philippine Independent Movie industry. We will be posting the latest screening schedules, press releases, events and many more.