Friday, April 24

TRAILERS: Sabongero and Manila

a Project Kaleidoscope Production
© Cebu, Philippines 2009
Official Selection to the Short Film Corner - Film Festival de Cannes 2009

Written and Directed by Janice Y. Perez
Produced by Ruel Antipuesto and Janice Y. Perez
Director of Photography: Ruel Antipuesto
Starring: Patskie Abing, Anbern Rodis, Reo Felia, Ranz Andri Medina, Frank Tagalog
Official Site:

Film Festival de Cannes 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

Manila trailer via Pixelated Popcorn


Theo Martin said...

I like the cast of Manila, hopefully they'll release a trailer soon so that I'll know what the story is about :)

Oo nga, i know Old boy is part of the trilogy, but havent gotten a chance to watch the other two! Sigh. I've been super lagging behind naaa! :)

Ang cute nung french film talga, pati yung premise. basta, share ko lang..when making stories, i find it hard kung ano ang pinakaeffective na treatment na gawin. Kasi like this, kung straight drama to, parang nagpapakaserious effect, pero kung musical, parang ang whimsical lang and baka mas maput yung message across. OH MY im overanalyzing again without even seeing the film hahahahaha! :)

Thor Bee said...

Theo, and that's where the brilliance of the writer/director comes in. Movies like "Were the World Mine" and "But I'm a Cheerleader" get their serious messages across through stylized comedy or music, making it less didactic and more palatable.

Content comes first of course, but how one gets the message across, that's where the sparks fly. :D

the storyteller said...

hello: thor bee!

dude, thanks a lot for the broadcast! i really appreciate it!

*janice y. perez =)

Thor Bee said...

the storyteller/janice: you're welcome! here's hoping Sabongero does well in Cannes!