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April 2012: Smile- Inflight Magazine of Cebu Pacific Air
Thanks to this stellar lineup of young, independent and creative film artists, Philippine cinema is again the one to beat in Asia.
By Ria Limjap
Illustrations by Meneer Marcelo
THESE ARE exciting times for Philippine cinema. It is enjoying a surge of creative energy from a bunch of young and talented writers, directors, producers and actors who are forming the new face of Filipino film, both in the Philippines and overseas. So who fares the best and counts among the brightest?
The breakout star
Eugene Domingo is probably the hardest working actress in the country today, appearing in television and starring in a couple of commercial and independent films, most of them box office hits. She exploded on the scene playing twins in Kimmy Dora, and has done everything from drama to broad comedy. In Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank), she even satirizes herself, proving to all that she can be a viable leading lady in romantic roles and a scene-stealer in supporting ones. With her theatrical background, Domingo is committed to her craft and tireless in her work — the poster girl for authentic talent in an industry littered with leggy starlets and mere posers.
The dynamic duo
Monster Jimenez and Mario Cornejo are partners and collaborators whose films are consistently smart, funny and thought-provoking. In 2005, they co-wrote Big Time — a deliciously dark comedy about petty criminals and a heist gone wrong — which he directed and she produced and edited. In 2010, the roles were reversed in Kano: An American and his Harem, a documentary directed by Monster and produced by Mario. Kano, the harrowing story of a Vietnam vet who set up a harem in the Philippines, has traveled to international festivals and won in 2011 best documentary from the prestigious Gawad Urian Awards given by the Filipino Film Critics Association.
The triple threat
Chris Martinez writes, directs and produces films that elicit a strong response from the audience, be it laughter or tears or both. After a slew of screenplays for the big studios, he wrote and directed 100 — an independent flick about a woman dying of cancer — which won awards at home and abroad. His latest screenplay, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank) — directed by long-time collaborator Marlon Rivera — has been hailed by critics and made a killing at the box office. His trademark humor and tight storytelling are always apparent in his work, which never lacks heart, truth and accessibility.
The gender bender
Raymond Lee champions everything good and beautiful in Philippine films. One of the founding members of ufo Pictures, Lee produced the landmark independent movie Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros) in 2005. He also co-wrote and produced 2011′s Zombadings, a hilarious comedy that features zombies — a runaway success that used non-traditional marketing techniques for an unconventional story. His talents span the mainstream industry and independent scene, as he writes ten-hanky dramas for major studios and poignant stories about ordinary people.
Sherad Anthony Sanchez is an award-winning filmmaker from Davao who began making short films during his college years — and he hasn’t stopped since. His work is nuanced and complex, with his 2008 film Imburnal (Sewer) reflecting the idyllic and sometimes violent world of his boyhood. He also works as a consultant for the Cinema One Originals festival, where he acts as a creative advisor for several films. His vision, talent and generosity contribute to the development of other young filmmakers on the brink.
Raya Martin is a young and prolific filmmaker whose evocative voice and unique vision mark him as one of the most promising talents to emerge from Philippine cinema. He went to Cannes in 2008 (at age 23) for his film Now Showing, and went back in 2009 for Independencia, the story of a mother and son hiding in the Philippine jungle at the turn of the century. That same year he also had another film at the festival: Manila, which he co-directed with Adolf Alix. Decidedly independent in his approach and content, Martin’s latest film, Buenas Noches España, combines explosions of colour, warped sound, the art of painter Juan Luna, and historical time travel.
The music maker
Jerrold Tarog began his career in film as a composer, and to this day still scores most of his films (which he probably also wrote, directed and edited). Tarog found himself acting in his 2007 film Confessional, when his lead actor backed out at the last minute. While cutting his teeth in the independent scene, he has recently crossed over into the mainstream with some success, directing two critically acclaimed episodes in the iconic horror franchise Shake, Rattle and Roll and a commercial horror film called Aswang. Refusing to get pinned down as a horror director, Tarog is constantly developing diverse projects that challenge and engage his many talents as a filmmaker.
The heir apparent
Sid Lucero or Timmy Eigenmann in real life has acting in his blood. His own screen name comes from his famous father’s character in the iconic Mike de Leon film Batch ’81. Aside from the showbiz pedigree, he also has the good looks, charisma, instincts and passion for his work. Lucero is also a young actor who stands out because of his range and potential: he can cross over from a mainstream television series (like Amaya) to art house hits (like Independencia). He is convincing as a lovestruck swain in the glossy biopic Rosario, and as a repressed homosexual in Muli. All that youthful energy and innate talent makes him one of the best actors of his generation.
When the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival happens in July, expect the Cultural Center of the Philippines to buzz with energy. Now on its eighth year, Cinemalaya has become an effective incubation program for young Filipino filmmakers: many of today,s most talented ones did a year (or two) here. This 10-day event showcases shorts and features in competition, and works from veteran directors. www.cinemalaya.org
The Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival is another great platform for Filipino filmmakers. Cinema One, a cable channel devoted to Filipino movies, gives out seven grants to deserving screenplays which are developed into feature films. Many original and intriguing works have emerged from Cinema One,s annual harvest. Usually held at the Shangri-La Cineplex in Metro Manila, it now travels to other cities like Cebu. www.cinemaone.com.ph
The Cinemanila International Film Festival is the longest running international film festival in Manila. Usually slated during the last quarter of the year, it presents an excellently curated selection of contemporary cinema from all over the world and from acclaimed Filipino filmmakers. www.cinemanila.org.ph
The International Silent Film Festival Manila (in cooperation with foreign embassies and cultural institutions) happens in August at the Shangri-La Cineplex, where silent film classics are set to a live musical score by Filipino musicians from different genres.
Sid Lucero: The heir apparent
Maxine Eigenmann @maxeigenmann -😥 instagr.am/p/JCO-Vth3wm/
glad to see the photo I took of Timmy Sid Lucero in this thread
i have more photos to share in my website supermorgy.com soon
i visited Legacy taping last friday.
Told sid about SidLings! Astig daw!
Hope you go with me soon once I visit again!
Timmy Eigenmann @SidLucero
@maxeigenmann maaaantiiiii!!!! Get better!!! First dad and I and now, you??! } please take care of yourself!!! PUH-LEEEZ??
Maxine Eigenmann @maxeigenmann
@SidLucero I'm gonna get better! mom is here with me! Visit me Tom! When we're you sick? I miss you na
Gabby Eigenmann @gabbyeigenmann
@SidLucero @maxeigenmann guys.. Just keep prayin!! Coz ive been prayin for all of u!! Love u guys...
Awww, sweet lang nila!
@SidLucero cutest guy on earth!
I love @SidLucero talaga ♥
Ang gwapo ni sid lucero! Hahahaha! Ang fresh nya lang tapos yummy din! Hahahaha I crush him na! Hahaha
Sobrang pogi talaga ni Sid Lucero. Ugggh.
the best c alex. HAHA sid lucero y ure so cute. @.@
Gwapo ni Sid Lucero. Hahahaha. Ako lang ba may tingin na kahawig niya si Zac. =))
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