by Faye Guerrero posted on June 30, 2018
A total of 23 scripts were received by the Executive Committee for consideration to the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Four scripts were chosen as official entries to MMFF 2018, namely Aurora; Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince, and the Perya; Girl In The Orange Dress; and Popo En Jack, The Puliscredibles.The upcoming horror film of Charo Santos Concio and Bea Alonzo title Eerie was unable to make the cut.
Bong Revilla's Imus Productions fielded an entry in the hopes of reviving his superhero character through the movie Agimat, My Super Kap.Another supernatural themed script was Mang Kepweng Returns Again. The first movie was top-billed by Vhong Navarro.
In a previous interview, director Paul Soriano of Ten 17P Films said his submission to MMFF 2018 would be a movie starring his wife Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga. Based on information provided by a source of PEP.h (Philippine Entertainment Portal), here are the 23 scripts submitted to MMFF 2018:Regal - Barang (horror)Reality Entertainment - Fake Korean / Ultimate Oppa (rom-com)Cobalt Productions - Hawa (horror)Cape Signal Rock - The Stranger (action)The Idea First Company - Hating Gabi (horror)CCM prod, MZET prod, APT Entertainment - Popo En Jack, the Pullscredibles (action-comedy)Imus Productions - Agimat, My Super Kap (action adventure)Great Czar Media Productions - The Covenant: a Monad Shoal Legend (action fantasy)Cineko - Mang Kepweng Returns Again (comedy)Octoarts - Pagkagat ng Dilim (horror)ABS-CBN Productions / Viva - FANTastica: The Princesses, The Prince and the Perya (fantasy - comedy)Star Cinema ABS-CBN Productions - EERIE (horror mystery)Star Cinema ABS-CBN Productions - The Affair (drama)Provill Studios: General Admission (Dark comedy)Likhang Silangan Entertainment: Rainbow’s Sunset (family drama)Quantum Films: Girl in the Orange Dress (romcom)Quantum Films/MJM: Always (light drama)Viva: Aurora (drama,horror, suspense)APT Entertainment: Balon ( horror drama)Gallaga & Reyes Films / Brightlight Prod: Magicland (fantasy adventure)Obtacinema & Cineko: Gulong ng Palad (drama)T Rex Entertainment: Class of 2018 (horror thriller)Ten 17P Films: Mary, Marry Me (romcom)
The unexpected and gruesome death of a student threatens the existence of an old Catholic school for girls. Pat Consolacion (Bea Alonzo), the school guidance counselor, involves herself with the students in the hopes of helping them cope, and at the same time uncover the mysteries of the student’s death. Most students suspect of the strict and borderline abusive Mother Alice (Charo Santos-Concio), who also threatened Pat’s tenure in the school because of her continuous meddling with the case. But Pat’s unusual talents lead her to knowing Eri, a former student who's been watching the whole school for years. Piece by piece, Pat uncovers the secret of the school and the monster that it nurtured for the past century.
Maxene Magalona has ticked one major item off her bucket list: working with legendary actresses Charo Santos and Bea Alonzo.
In an interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" yesterday, September 19, the actress sang praises for her co-stars in the upcoming Mikhail Red-directed horror movie "Eerie," where all three of them portray nuns.
(Read related article here: Maxene Magalona, Jake Cuenca join the cast of 'Eerie')
Maxene enthused, "Working with them on set is just so surreal. After a few minutes lang of being with them, nawala po 'yung kaba kasi sobrang simple nila, sobrang down-to-earth. Totoong tao sila."
She continued, "Si Ma'am Charo, I got to speak with her for a good 45 minutes and ang dami niyang na-share sa aking life lessons na buong buhay ko dadalhin with me."
Si Bea, napakahusay," she added. "We did a scene together na talagang kinilabutan po talaga ako. I'm just so grateful to get to work with these actors kasi more than anything, gusto ko lang matuto and mag-grow lang as an actor."
However, working on "Eerie" was not all roses and sunshine. According to Maxene, the film is one of her most challenging projects yet, especially since she's not the biggest horror fan. She explained, "I've never played the role of a nun before. Nakakatuwa na nagampanan ko 'yun. Ako, honestly, hindi ako nanonood ng horror so ito po medyo challenging siya pero excited akong makita."
Watch her interview here:
Eerie," which also stars Jake Cuenca, will hit cinemas very soon.
Maxene is part of the new romantic comedy series "Playhouse" led by Zanjoe Marudo and Angelica Panganiban. She previously appeared in the movie "Love Me Tomorrow" as Dawn Zulueta's daughter.