Death March directed by Adolf Alix, Jr.

Sam Milby starts filming for indie flick
ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 08/14/2012 8:03 PM | Updated as of 08/15/2012 11:38 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- For his latest big screen outing, Kapamilya actor Sam Milby trades in his matinee idol image for the dirty, bloodied look of a war prisoner.

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Sam Milby posts an image on Twitter showing his look for 'Death March,' a historical drama on the 1942 fall of Bataan.

The "Pinoy Big Brother" alumnus is currently shooting the indie film "Death March," he shared to his millions of followers on micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday.

Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., "Death March" was among the films vying for a slot in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The historical drama, however, failed to make the cut, along with other independent films such as Brillante Mendoza's "Thy Womb."

Also starring actors Zanjoe Marudo, Ejay Falcon, and Carlo Aquino, "Death March" tells the story of its namesake -- the forcible transfer of 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war by the Japanese Army in 1942.

On Tuesday, Milby also posted on Twitter images showing the look of his character, along with those of the characters of actors Luis Alandy, Jason Abalos and Felix Roco.

With filming having started in August, "Death March" is expected for a release later this year.

Milby is also shooting for ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Against All Odds," which also stars actresses Judy Ann Santos and KC Concepcion.
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  • VinibiniVinibini Member PExer
    Sam Milby starts filming for indie flick
    ABS-CBNnews.com
    Posted at 08/14/2012 8:03 PM | Updated as of 08/15/2012 11:38 AM

    MANILA, Philippines -- For his latest big screen outing, Kapamilya actor Sam Milby trades in his matinee idol image for the dirty, bloodied look of a war prisoner.

    http://cdnimages.abs-cbnnews.com/graphics/sammilbydeathmarch1.jpg
    Sam Milby posts an image on Twitter showing his look for 'Death March,' a historical drama on the 1942 fall of Bataan.

    The "Pinoy Big Brother" alumnus is currently shooting the indie film "Death March," he shared to his millions of followers on micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday.

    Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., "Death March" was among the films vying for a slot in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The historical drama, however, failed to make the cut, along with other independent films such as Brillante Mendoza's "Thy Womb."

    Also starring actors Zanjoe Marudo, Ejay Falcon, and Carlo Aquino, "Death March" tells the story of its namesake -- the forcible transfer of 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war by the Japanese Army in 1942.

    On Tuesday, Milby also posted on Twitter images showing the look of his character, along with those of the characters of actors Luis Alandy, Jason Abalos and Felix Roco.

    With filming having started in August, "Death March" is expected for a release later this year.

    Milby is also shooting for ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Against All Odds," which also stars actresses Judy Ann Santos and KC Concepcion.

    mas ok sana ito kung mainstream movie....
    sabagay, limited lang kasi ang budget.
    pero knowing the death march history, mas maipapakita pa sana ang ganda at message ng movie kung talagang gagastusan.
    but i will wait for this project.
    knowing direk adolf, he is the best!:)
  • cinelamourcinelamour Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    kaya pala biglang nagkathread na. :lol:

    pero let's see. hopefully this is as good as or better than kalayaan.
  • BsbaBsba Member PExer
    Sam milby and Zanjoe Marudo in one screen my two fav actors =)
  • manaygiemanaygie Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Thanks to you Crystalblast for creating this thread ! *okay*

    Here are 2 twitpics shared by SAM ...


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    @samuelmilby
    With my fellow soldier @thejasonabalos



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  • manaygiemanaygie Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    CTTO
  • BsbaBsba Member PExer
    zanjoe marudo INSTAGRAM

    @zanjoemarudo epic
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    @zanjoemarudo say hello to my little friend!!!!!
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  • BsbaBsba Member PExer
  • cinelamourcinelamour Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    wait! are those the set design?

    interesting! ano ito guy madden, raya martin?

    so black and white ito.
  • cinelamourcinelamour Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    [URL="ttp://instagram.com/p/OLBYjRPQFc"]ttp://instagram.com/p/OLBYjRPQFc[/URL]

    i am not liking this particular backdrop. it looks crafty.

    but on the other hand.

    there are others which are very interesting.

    like so http://instagram.com/p/N7MDT4vQF2/

    but let's see how this will translate into cinema. who is the cinematographer?
  • cinelamourcinelamour Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., "Death March" was among the films vying for a slot in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The historical drama, however, failed to make the cut, along with other independent films such as Brillante Mendoza's "Thy Womb."

    earlier mmff articles said that adolfo alix's other shorlisted entry is called my prince charming.
  • manaygiemanaygie Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    @olivezarate
    Death March set


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    ctto
  • icolicol Neophyte's serendipity PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kalayaan was my favorite last Cinemalaya, so call me excited with this one. And aweeome casting.
  • crystalblastcrystalblast Member PExer
    Sam Milby takes on 'most deglamorized' role yet
    ABS-CBNnews.com
    Posted at 10/05/2012 9:43 PM | Updated as of 10/06/2012 12:31 PM

    MANILA, Philippines -- For his next big screen outing, Kapamilya leading man Sam Milby will take on his "most deglamorized" role yet.

    Sam Milby takes on the "deglamorized" role of an American soldier in "Death March."

    "Ito ang [role ko na] pinaka-deglamorized, I guess would be the term to use," Milby told ABS-CBN News at the sidelines of the filming of "Death March."

    "Ito talaga ang gusto ko, parang ganito, kailangan mukhang walang pakialam talaga sa itsura, kasi person of war. Kailangan haggard, kailangan pangit. Pati 'yung ngipin ko talagang [madumi] eh," Milby enthused.

    Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., "Death March" was among the films vying for a slot in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The historical drama, however, failed to make the cut, along with other independent films such as Brillante Mendoza's "Thy Womb."

    Also starring actors Zanjoe Marudo, Ejay Falcon, and Carlo Aquino, "Death March" tells the story of its namesake -- the forcible transfer of 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war by the Japanese Army in 1942.

    Born in Ohio in the United States, Milby said he is particularly happy to have taken up "Death March" so he could learn more about the history of the Philippines.

    "Wala rin ako masyadong alam sa Philippine history, so I'm glad I was able to do this movie. Not only to be a part of this movie na ibang-iba, but also I get to learn about the history of the Philippines, 'yung dinaanan namin, dinaanan ng mga Pilipino nung World War II, and the American soldiers also," he said.

    "You really have to internalize 'yung mga pinagdaanan nila, walang pagkain, sobrang pagod sa lakad, everything that they went through, all the deaths around them, lahat-lahat. So it takes a lot of work to internalize the character," Milby added.

    Taking inspiration from "films in the 1920s," "Death March" is entirely shot in a studio against a backdrop, according to Alix.

    With filming having started in August, the independent film is expected for a release later this year.
  • crystalblastcrystalblast Member PExer
    Jason Abalos talks about working with Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo in ‘Death March’
    10/23/2012 7:41 AM
    by: Rhea Manila Santos

    As part of the new independent film Death March, Jason Abalos plays the role of one of the 60,000 Filipino soldiers who became prisoners of war by the Japanese army in the Philippines during World War II. “Isa ako sa mga sundalo dun. Madaming mangyayari, may mga makakatakas, may mga namatay. Isa ako sa apat sa mga nabuhay mula sa 11 na main cast. Seryoso kasi yung movie, tungkol sa panahon ng Hapon ito tapos ang medyo parang unrealistic yung setting kasi puro drawing tapos black and white, pero sobrang ganda.” he shared.

    In the movie, Jason’s co-stars include Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo, as well Carlo Aquino, Ejay Falcon, Felix Roco, and Luis Alandy. “Wala akong leading lady dito kasi puro lalake lang dun. May mga foreigner pa na artista. Ang maganda dun, sa studio lang kami. Masaya lang sa set kasi sobrang kulit lang pag shoot namin. Unang-una sa lahat, walang hassle kasi nasa studio lang kami tapos may mga special effects, masaya lang dun,” he told Push.com.ph.

    The 27 year-old admitted he did not find it hard to prepare for the role because of his grandfather’s experiences during the war. “Actually wala ako masyadong research na ginawa kasi yung lolo ko nung bata pa kami, kuwento ng kuwento tungkol sa mga nangyari nung panahon ng Hapon so alam ko na kung na yung mga nanagyayari noon bago ko pa nabasa sa script. Medyo may idea na ako sa naranasan ng mga soldiers gaya ng character ko,” he explained.

    After making his mark in indie films like last year’s Thelma as well as Adela and Endo, the Death March actor admitted that regardless whether he is doing a mainstream or independent film, he takes each role seriously. “Depende sa character ko, depende kung paano ko atakihin yung kailangan gawin ng character mo, walang formula yan. Hindi pare-parehas. Kaya dapat talaga intindihin mo yung role mo,” he said.

    When not busy with showbiz commitments, Jason revealed he tries to take care of his health by keeping fit and maintaining a good diet. “Pag may work, kain, tulog lang (laughs). Hindi na ako madalas mag-basketball. Siguro mga once or twice a week na lang,” he admitted.

    After his breakup with fellow Kapamilya Jewel Mische earlier this year, Jason said it is still too early for him to get into another relationship as of now. “Ayun, ayos lang. Happy naman. Wala akong dini-date, wala talaga. Wala promise,” he said.
  • cinelamourcinelamour Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    as usual, ang lagapak sa metro manila pestebal ay going straight to cannes at un certain regard!!


    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino indie films starring mainstream actors Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo and Sid Lucero have made it to the biggest film festival in the world.
    Two Filipino films will be shown in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes International Film Festival, to be held in France from May 15 to 27.
    The two Filipino films included in the Cannes lineup are Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Death March” and Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.”
    The two Filipino filmmakers confirmed the news with the Inquirer in separate interviews.
    Diaz said his film, which was shot in Ilocos Norte , top-bills Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Hazel Orencio, Soliman Cruz, Angelina Kanapi, among others.
    “Norte” was produced by Jackie Ongking and Raymond Lee, with the screenplay by Rody Vera and Diaz.
    Alix said “Death March” was also scripted by Vera. Based on the experiences of Filipino, American and Japanese soldiers during World War II, the film also stars Lucero, with Marudo, Milby, Jason Abalos, Carlo Aquino, Felix Roco and Jacky Woo.
    “Death March” is produced by Woo’s Under Forward Entertainment, said Alix.
    Alix and Diaz both expressed elation about their inclusion in the world’s premier film festival.
    “I’m very happy. It’s a good sign for Philippine cinema,” said Alix.
    “The world can see our kind of cinema. That the Filipino filmmaking scene is very active,” Diaz said.
    Un Certain Regard is a parallel competition to the fest’s main section.
    Launched in 1978, Un Certain Regard aims to “present films that are original and different.” This section aims to “recognize young talent and encourage innovative and daring works.”
    This year’s Un Certain Regard will have Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” as opening film.
    Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg, director of films like “The Celebration” and “The Hunt,” will head the jury of the Un Certain Regard section.


    Read more: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/90113/2-ph-films-in-cannes-un-certain-regard#ixzz2QpYpoQta
  • loida_veranoloida_verano Member Clay Court Specialist
    congrats sa Team Death March!

    ang galing nyo! yung isang maingay na Indie Film kuno na inaantay daw ng Cannes ayun binasura lang.
  • manaygiemanaygie Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Two Filipino Films to be screened in Un Certain Regard section of 66th Cannes Film Festival ...


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    Read more here ...


    http://www.pep.ph/guide/indie/11781/Two-Filipino-films-to-be-screened-in-Un-Certain-Regard-section-of-66th-Cannes-Film-Fest
  • manaygiemanaygie Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    CONGRATULATIONS to Director Adolf Alix Jr. and to the whole cast of DEATH MARCH ! !


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    Let's hope and pray that DEATH MARCH will get recognition in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival !! *okay*
  • jeune_fillejeune_fille i roared and i rampaged PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kailan to ipapalabas dito? Tsaka yung kay Lav Diaz?
  • cinelamourcinelamour Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kailan to ipapalabas dito? Tsaka yung kay Lav Diaz?

    commercially, wala tayong maasahan. abangan na lang natin sa cinemalaya or cinefilipino or cinema one originals or cinemanila film festivalses.

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