Cinemalaya X DIRECTOR’S SHOWCASE

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

BY now everyone has heard the public outcry of HUSTISYA for lead actress Nora Aunor in Joel Lamangan’s film. But the whole category is worth watching. ASINTADO by Louie Ignacio looks visually promising having the TAONG PUTIK festival as backdrop to a crime thriller. Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking after a 14-year hiatus with HARI NG TONDO. His cast is powered by multitalented and much loved faces from theater such as Cris Villonco, Lorenz Martinez, Audie Gemora, Hans Eckstein. The lead role belongs to film and tv star Robert Arevalo along with Aiza Seguerra, Rez Cortez, Liza Lorena and many others.

Director’s showcase from left: Jay Altarejos (KASAL), Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Producer Ramel David representing director Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Director’s showcase from left: Jay Altarejos (KASAL), Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Producer Ramel David representing director Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Jay Altarejos explores how a gay couple played by Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino perceives love and marriage in the Philippines in KASAL. The Cinemalaya debut of Mike Tuviera is an explosive action film based on the biggest and most brutal bank heists in recent years: THE JANITOR. It also boasts the most star studded cast of the fest having Dennis Trillo, Richard Gomez, Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Derek Ramsay, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Medina, Jerald Napoles, Nico Manalo.

THE JANITOR cast from left: Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo and LJ Reyes. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR cast from left: Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo and LJ Reyes. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan  all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar  (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO).
Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO (BETWEEN THE EYES)

DIRECTED BY LOUIE IGNACIO

WRITTEN BY SOCORRO VILLANUEVA

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Drama 

SYNOPSIS: In the middle of the preparation for Taong Putik Festival, a young man penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.

ASINTADO Cast from left: Jake Vargas, Rita De Guzman , Jak Roberto and screenwriter Socorro Villanueva. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

ASINTADO Cast from left: Jake Vargas, Rita De Guzman , Jak Roberto and screenwriter Socorro Villanueva. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

ASINTADO stars from left: Jake Vargas and Aiko Melendez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO stars from left: Jake Vargas and Aiko Melendez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Aiko Melendez, Gabby Eigenmann, Miggs Cuaderno, Rochelle Pangilinan, Jak Roberto and and Jake Vargas with Benjie Felipe, Madz Nicholas and Maita Ejercito PRODUCTION STAFF: Director -Luisito L. Ignacio, Story & Screenplay-Socorro Villanueva, Director of Photography-Luisito L. Ignacio, Technical Director-Rowell Evangelista, Editor-Carlo Manatad, Production Design-Cyrus Khan, Musical Scorer-Danny Tan, Sounds-Michael Idioma, Production Manager-Melon P. Antonio, Assistant Director-Allan Razo, Producers-Ferdinand Lapuz & Dennis C. Evangelista, Executive Producers-Jose Mari Abacan, Oli L. Laperal Jr., Elvira Yap Go and Louie Ignacio. Produced by Ignacio Films.

ASINTADO director Louie Ignacio. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO director Louie Ignacio. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Aiko Melendez in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Aiko Melendez in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

GMA stars from left: Martin Del Rosario, Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA stars from left: Martin Del Rosario, Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO stars from left: Cris Villonco, Robert Arevalo and Rafa Sigiuon Reyna. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO stars from left: Cris Villonco, Robert Arevalo and Rafa Sigiuon Reyna. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO

DIRECTED BY CARLOS SIGUION-REYNA

WRITTEN BY BIBETH ORTEZA

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Family Drama

HARI NG TONDO cast from right: Robert Arevalo, Cris Villonco, Mark Tayag, Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Liza Lorena and Lui Manansala. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO cast from right: Robert Arevalo, Cris Villonco, Mark Tayag, Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Liza Lorena and Lui Manansala. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

SYNOPSIS: A grandfather on the brink of bankruptcy brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking, Lorenz Martinez and Cris Villonco (characters) meet for the first time. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking, Lorenz Martinez and Cris Villonco (characters) meet for the first time. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: CARLOS SIGUION-REYNA, film director, received his M.F.A. in film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (NYC). His NYU thesis film Patas Lang (Fair Exchange) was awarded in the narrative category of the 1989 Nissan FOCUS Awards. Twelve feature films, various short films and documentaries, television and stage works followed, some of which include the award winning and critically acclaimed Choices, Azucena (Dog Food), Kahapon May Dalawang Bata (Yesterday Children), Ang Lalaki sa Buhay ni Selya (The Man in Her Life), Aangkinin Ko ang Bukas (Tomorrow Will Be Mine), Ligaya ang Itawag Mo sa Akin (They Call Me Joy), Inagaw Mo ang Lahat sa Akin (Harvest Home), Ikaw Pa Lang ang Minahal, Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (I Will Wait for You in Heaven), Walang Sugat, Aawitan Kita, At All Costs, Bahay na Pula (Red House) and Payatas: Point Counterpoint. His films screened yearly from 1994 to 2000, at the Toronto International Film Festival. His works have also been shown at the Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater (New York City), the Directors’ Guild of America Theater (Los Angeles), and the international film festivals of Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, Seattle, Sydney, Hawaii, Palm Springs, Paris, Valladolid, Shanghai, London Human Rights Watch, and Dublin, among others.   He has received ten Best Director awards from principal film industry, press, and critics’ organizations in the Philippines, and was selected one of The Outstanding Young Filipinos (TOYF) in the field of Arts/Cinema (1995). He served three terms as president of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI), and is a member of Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelikulang Pilipino (NMPP).   He was member of the main competition jury of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, in 2013. Siguion-Reyna has taught film direction at the University of the Philippines Film Institute’s film program and in short lectures/workshops for the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Mowelfund Film Institute. In 2008, he joined the faculty of New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia’s M.F.A. program in film, where he has since taught film directing, screenwriting, team collaboration in filmmaking, and music video. He is presently Head of Third Year Studies in the same graduate film program.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo serenades his love. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo serenades his love. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Robert Arevalo, Rez Cortez, Cris Villonco, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Lorenz Martinez, Liza Lorena, Lui Manansala, Aiza Seguerra, Carlos Canlas, Mark Tayag, Ciara Sotto, Gian Magdangal, Eric Quizon, Ali Sotto, Audie Gemora, Hans Eckstein, Raul Montes, Ajelson Bay, Gino Ramirez, Menggie Cobarrubias PRODUCTION STAFF: Director—Carlos Siguion-Reyna Writer—Bibeth Orteza, Producer—Bibeth Orteza Executive Producers–Francisco Tiu-Laurel Jr. and Carlos Siguion-Reyna Line Producers—Tess Fuentes and Ruth Racela Assistant Director—John Paul Geoffrey Su Cinematographer—Jay Abello Art Director–Rolly Cariño Editor—Manet Dayrit Sound Mix/Design—Mike Idioma Music Score—Myke Salomon Song Lyrics– Mike Villegas and Bibeth Orteza

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking (left) lead star Robert Arevalo. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking (left) lead star Robert Arevalo. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna, Cris Villonco and Raul Montessa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna, Cris Villonco and Raul Montessa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor is booked in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Nora Aunor is booked in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HUSTISYA

DIRECTED BY JOEL C. LAMANGAN

WRITTEN BY RICKY LEE

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Drama

HUSTISYA stars from right: Rocco Nacino and Nora Aunor. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HUSTISYA stars from right: Rocco Nacino and Nora Aunor. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

SYNOPSIS: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices – to be a victim, or a victimizer – she makes her choice. 

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from right: Joel Lamangan directs Nora Aunor in HUSTISYA but also acts in New Breed film S6PARADOS. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from right: Joel Lamangan directs Nora Aunor in HUSTISYA but also acts in New Breed film S6PARADOS. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: Director Joel Cobarrubias Lamangan has directed 57 feature films and a big number of stage plays and television presentations. He currently holds important and prestigious positions of Artistic Director of Bulwagang Gantimpala, Cultural Center of the Philippines; Creative Consultant of TV5, the “Kapatid” Network; President of the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa Ng Pelikulang Pilipino (NMPP), an organization that provides humanitarian assistance to the movie workers in the Philippine Industry; and President of the Board of Directors, Directors Guild Of The Philippines. He has been given due recognition time and again in his chosen field. One of his most valued accomplishments was to receive the Decade Award as Best Director for Gawad Urian Awards and PMPC. He started in the movies as a bit player for acclaimed directors Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal and eventually moved on to more challenging featured roles. He would later distinguish himself at the box office as a director making glossy melodramas. His films echoed images of Hollywood at its glamorous best where the women were beautiful, the men dashing and settings picturesque while an orchestra performed the theme song in the background. But while the formula proved most successful for somebody eager to make a name like him, his heart was longing for something else. He wanted to make films that delved into social ills and into the inadequacies of the government or to be able to present radical solutions that will change the world.

Sunshine Dizon of JUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Sunshine Dizon of JUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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Rocco Nacino in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: NORA AUNOR with Rocco Nacino, Rosanna Roces, Sunshine Dizon, Gardo Versoza, Chynna Ortaleza, Jeric Gonzales and Romnick Sarmenta with Jaime Pebanco, Tony Mabesa, Miles Kanapi, Sue Prado, John Rendez, Chanel Latorre, Angela Ruiz, Menggie Cobarrubias PRODUCTION STAFF: Director- Joel Lamangan, Screenplay-Ricardo Lee, Director of Photography-Nap Jamir II, Editor-Vanesa De Leon, Production Design-Edgar Martin Littaua, Music-Emerzon Texon Sounds-Lamberto Casas Jr., Assistant Directors-Julius Alfonso & Bong Ramos, Producer-Ferdinand Lapuz, Line & Supervising Producer-Dennis C. Evangelista, Executive Producer-Harlene Bautista, Produced by Likhang Silangan Productions

Nora Aunor is mobbed by the media. Everyone is looking for HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor is mobbed by the media. Everyone is looking for HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Manila City Hall from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Manila City Hall from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

KASAL

DIRECTED BY JOSELITO ALTAREJOS

WRITTEN BY ZIG DULAY AND JOSELITO ALTAREJOS

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY 

GENRE: Drama

KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

SYNOPSIS: Kasal is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It also is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society.

KASAL sunset: Oliver Aquino and Arnold Reyes share a golden sunset. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

KASAL sunset: Oliver Aquino and Arnold Reyes share a golden sunset. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

KASAL stars from left: Oliver Aquino, direk Jay Altarejos and Arnold Reyes. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

KASAL stars from left: Oliver Aquino, direk Jay Altarejos and Arnold Reyes. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: JOSELITO ALTAREJOS is a Filipino director born in the 70’s renowned as one of the innovators of gay cinema in the Philippines. His films are known for their strong identity and gay subjects, and have been screened at many international and local festivals. Altarejos’ films often tackle current social issues, mainly related to gay identity- ANG LIHIM NI ANTONIO/ Antonio’s Secret (2008); poverty and inequality – ANG LARO SA BUHAY NI JUAN/The Game of Juan’s Life (2009); war and children PINK HALO-HALO (2010); and UNFRIEND (2013) on social media and youth suicide. UNFRIEND is at the Panorama Section of the 2014 Berlinale and has been getting international and local media attention for “highlighting dangerous power of social media.”*1 It will be released internationally by Fortissimo Films. His Pink Halo-Halo was also a finalist in Cinemalaya 2010 Directors Showcase category and won Best Editing. It is also the first ever long feature Tigaonaon, the language of the people of Ticao Island in Masbate.   It was hailed by critics for its “sophisticated insight into our country’s precipitous decline into a cultue of violence.” *2 His other films were celebrated at international LGBT film festivals. The Game of Juan’s Life (2009) won Honorable Mention-Narrative Category at the 2010 Chicago Reeling in USA; while Antonio’s Secret (2008) was proclaimed Best Feature Film at Festival de la Luna 2010 in Valencia, Spain and Festival del Mar in Ibiza, Spain.   His projects in the pipeline include KASAL, a finalist in this year’s Cinemalaya– Directors Showcase category which is his take on the concepts of love and commitment and how the same are tested and redefined by time and circumstances. He does television and events directing on the side. *1 – Alexandra Hudson, Reuters *2– Philbert Dy, clickthecity.com

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KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Arnold Reyes, Oliver Aquino, Elizabeth Oropesa, Maritoni Fernandez, Ruby Ruiz, Ron Martin, Rener Concepcion, Rita Avila, Richard Quan PRODUCTION STAFF: Director/Line Producer-Joselito Altarejos, Executive Producer-Maria Luisa Geling, Supervising Producers: Antonio de Guzman Jr., Producers-Ferdinand Lapuz, Nanette Gamboa, Location Manager-Jeff Julio, Assistant Director-Fredel Milan, Post Production Supervisor-Larry Castillo, Acting Coach-Ruby Ruiz, DOP:-Arvin Viola, 2nd Camera-Jeyow Evangelista, Production Designers- Jeng Torress, Pot Manda, Stylist-Mimi Sanson, Editors-Zig Dulay, Joselito Altarejos, Sound- Drew Milallos, Adiss Abong, Music-Richard Gonzales

from right: Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from right: Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

THE JANITOR cast seated: direk Mike Tuviera, standing from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo, Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo, LJ Reyes, Ricky Davao and Jerald Napoles---NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR cast seated: direk Mike Tuviera, standing from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo, Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo, LJ Reyes, Ricky Davao and Jerald Napoles—NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL “MIKE” TUVIERA

WRITTEN BY ALOY ADLAWAN

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Action-Drama

Derek Ramsay is one of the scariest characters in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Derek Ramsay is one of the scariest characters in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

SYNOPSIS: Crisanto Espina, a cop on suspension and under investigation, is tasked to eliminate the suspects involved in a bank robbery/massacre that shocked the whole nation.

THE JANITOR rat pack from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo and Jerald Napoles. THE JANITOR cast also includes Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR rat pack from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo and Jerald Napoles. THE JANITOR cast also includes Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR collage: from right: Direk Mike Tuviera discusses a scene with lead star Dennis Trillo in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

THE JANITOR collage: from right: Direk Mike Tuviera discusses a scene with lead star Dennis Trillo in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: From the age of 12, Direk Mike Tuviera always knew he wanted to make films. A natural-born storyteller, he has been directing for more than 16 years. He has climbed the ladder from P.A. to 2nd Assistant Director to Writer to First Assistant Director to 2nd Unit Director and finally to full-fledged TV and Film Director. He is proud to be the first Filipino citizen to have been accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema-Television’s Production Program, earning his Master’s Degree in 2004. He currently divides his time between directing for network television and making movies, as well as managing the family business.

Richard Gomez is a corrupt cop in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Richard Gomez is a corrupt cop in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

LJ Reyes is Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

LJ Reyes is Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Dennis Trillo, Richard Gomez, Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Derek Ramsay, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Medina, Jerald Napoles, Nico Manalo PRODUCTION STAFF: Director-Michael B. Tuviera, Writer-Aloy Adlawan, Michael B. Tuviera, Line Producer-Anabelle Macauba, Executive Producer-Adrian Raphael Santos, Associate Producer-Jacqui Cara, Assistant Director-Linnet Zurbano, Director of Photography-Marissa Floirendo, Production Designer-Roy Lachica, Location Manager-Raffy Gallon, Editor-Tara Illenberger, Script Supervisor-Rene Oabel, Music-Richard Gonzales, Sound-Mike Idioma, Make-Up Head-Alex Vicencio, Casting Supervisor-Eliza Timbol

from right: Richard Gomez and Derek Ramsay are vicious cops in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from right: Richard Gomez and Derek Ramsay are vicious cops in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

THE JANITOR pals from left: Jerald Napoles and Alex Medina pose for a fan. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR pals from left: Jerald Napoles and Alex Medina pose for a fan. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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Elmo Magallona (#Y) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairveiw Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Elmo Magallona (#Y) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairveiw Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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from left: Rafa Sigiuon-Reyna, Cris Villonco, Raul Montes, Audie Gemora and Screenwriter Bibeth Orteza. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: Rafa Sigiuon-Reyna, Cris Villonco, Raul Montes, Audie Gemora and Screenwriter Bibeth Orteza. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

from left: Ali Sotto and Cris Villonco in HARI NG TONDO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from left: Ali Sotto and Cris Villonco in HARI NG TONDO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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Director’s showcase from left: Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Jay Altarejos (KASAL), --NOT in photo is Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Director’s showcase from left: Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Jay Altarejos (KASAL), –NOT in photo is Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Miggs Cuaderno in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Miggs Cuaderno in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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GMA stars from left: Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD) and Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA stars from left: Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD) and Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

A scene from THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

A scene from THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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HARI NG TONDO cast from left:  Raul Montes, Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado and Cris Villonco. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Raul Montes, Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado and Cris Villonco. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo is swallowed up in sea of trash. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo is swallowed up in sea of trash. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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Alex Medina is in K’NA THE DREAM WEAVER and THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Alex Medina is in K’NA THE DREAM WEAVER and THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Joel Lamangan directed JUSTISYA and acted in S6PARADOS by GB Sampedro in the New Breed category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Joel Lamangan directed JUSTISYA and acted in S6PARADOS by GB Sampedro in the New Breed category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan  all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar  (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO).
Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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