Alongside the eight (8) big movies showing in the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) starting this Saturday, December 25, five (5) independent films will be exhibited in one venue – Robinson’s Galleria Movie World. This is a good move for the MMFF organizers because it shows the importance given to local indie flicks which continue to reap awards in filmfests abroad. In fact, one of the directors, Jerrold Tarog, has the distinction of having two outputs – one mainstream (the “Punerarya” episode of Shake Rattle and Roll 12) and one indie (“Senior Year”).
The five indies are:
1) “Senior Year” by Jerrold Tarog
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2) “Slowfade” by Rommel Sales
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3) “Nasaan si Hefte?” by Jonah Lim
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4. “Rindido” by Noriel Jarito
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5. “Presa” by Adolf Alix, Jr.
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One of Presa's all-female stars - Jodi Santamaria.
Let’s watch these indie movies. After finishing one (or two) of the 8 mainstreams, check out the screening skeds of one of the 5 above, and put in your support! 😉
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Are you ready for a near-overload of horror movies this Christmas? Aside from “Dalaw”, the 12th installment of the Shake Rattle and Roll series will be out to scare the wits out of you.
The trilogy is made up of the following stories:
Mamanyika is about a girl, Abigail, who finds an old doll in a cemetery. She brings it home and it became her playmate. Unknown to her, the doll turns out to be an evil entity and starts killing people in the household. Starring Shaina Magdayao, Ricky Davao, Elijah Alejo and Rita Avila. This one marks the directoral debut of actor Zoren Legaspi.
The second part is called Punerarya starring Carla Abellana, Mart Escudero, Gaby dela Merced, Nash Aguas and Sid Lucero which tells the story of Dianne, a grade school teacher looking for a way to supplement her short income. She accepts a tutoring job for the children of a man who owns a funeral parlor and lives in mysterious house. When she senses that some bizarre elements are surrounding the house, she must find a way to get out before it is too late. Indie film director Jerrold Tarog helms this one.
The third episode Isla Enkanto is directed by Topel Lee. It stars Andi Eigenmann playing the role of Andrea, a girl who escapes to a private island with her two friends after breaking up with her boyfriend. While in there, she meets Ray, a man whose girlfriend disappeared when they were on vacation two years ago. When an unknown group of entities begin to haunt Andrea, Ray also found out that they are the ones responsible for his girlfriend’s disappearance. Now they must leave the place or they might not make it alive.
Shake Rattle and Roll 12 is part of Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s 50th Anniversary Offering.