Monday, 3 November 2014

Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2014 Offcial Entries

On the winding road of “Bitukang Manok”, Quezon Province, three groups of strangers find themselves isolated and trapped by mysterious forces. Here, surrounded by a menacing forest, they must confront their psychological demons as they spiral down deeper into their neuroses

Starring: Ken Anderson, Mara Lopez, Kate Alejandrino, Chino Alfonso, Rino Marco, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Missy Maramara, Guji Lorenzana, and Teri Malvar.

Directed by: Alec Figuracion

A midlife comedy drama of a woman’s romantic life—a story of being alone, growing old, looking for love, and moving on. Lorna, already in her 60’s, finds an online lover and an old flame that   will turn her life upside down. But at her age, is love too late for   a woman like Lorna?      

Shamaine Buencamino, 
Lav Diaz, 
Felix Roco, 
Ma. Isabel Lopez, 
Racquel Villavicencio, Jim Paredes, 
Alex Medina, 
Juan Rodrigo, 
Angel Aquino 


Directed By: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo     

A U.F.O sighting happens in Zambales in the mid 90s. 20 years later, a group of friends takes a trip to Zambales to retrace the legend of the sighting. What they don't know is they befriended an alien their age, an alien just waiting for friendship and love. Naive, he becomes the reason to ruin the friendship  already strained with many things unsaid.

Starring: Kean Cipriano, Ketchup Eusebio Mara Lopez, and Dawn Jimenez

Directed By: Malay Javier

Desperately finding ways to support their sickly child, Noel and Liza welcomes a new addition to their family, Ben a rich foreigner who is hoping to build a family of his own. Together they play the game of deceit and make believe, but the truth is far from being hidden as the daily soap operas vividly mirror what they have been hiding all along.
Starring: Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino, Bugoy Carino, 
Matt Daclan, 
Natileigh Sitoy, 
Chris Perris


Directed By: Remton Siega Zuasola

The better the storyteller, the more people believe. 

RED, a shy orphan who grew up in a girly bar, is the town’s best fixer. He can get everyone out of trouble but is about to get himself into a situation he couldn’t “fix” himself out of. 

A rich kid is gunned down in a drug bust that went wrong and 8M worth of drugs is missing. Hired by the rich socialite- Art, Red fixes the mess but gets framed for it as Art turns on him.
Loosely based on real people and real events, RED is about the power of storytelling. This happens in the province of Negros where everyone knows everyone and a single story can be magnified into different versions of the truth.

    Starring: Jericho Rosales, Mercedes Cabral, Nico Antonio, Shandii Bacolod, JM Rodriguez, John Arceo, Rhea Lim, Mylene Dizon, Miloy Seva, Milton Dionzon, Bibeth Orteza

Directed By: Jay Abello


Alice, a 30 year old Filipino transwoman, decided to go after her boyfriend Jason in Korea. She never heard much from Jason since the guy went there to study. Alice planned a surprised visit only to find Jason living with his new girlfriend Suyong, a Korean woman whom Jason met and fell in love with. Devastated and depressed, Alice planned to kill herself by jumping off in the bridge where she would meet Joon.
Starring: Mimi Jaureza, 
Jisoo Kim, 
Jiwon Cha, 
Ryung Oh

Directed By: Nash Ang


“That Thing Called Tadhana,” a romance-comedy in the tradition of Before Sunrise is what Antoinette Jadaone has created. The films asks the questions “Where do broken hearts go?” and tells the story of a woman, struggling to meet airline baggage requirements, who meets a man who comes to her aid. Both in despair out of love, they form a charming friendship that will take them to Sagada in their attempts to mend each other’s hearts.

Starring: Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman

Written and Directed By:  Antoinette Jadaone

Manila is besieged by the worst typhoon to hit the country. Talk of the world coming to an end hangs in the air. And five men find themselves stranded inside a police station with a prisoner who may or may not be the devil.  It’s going to be a long night.  

Starring: Victor Neri, Anthony Falcon, RK Bagatsing, Timothy Mabalot,
      Andy Bais and Joel Lamangan

Directed By: Eduardo Dayao

Many are aspiring for the position of Major Mac Favila.  He is every cadets ideal officer- sharp, snappy, witty and most of all the most macho among the school's officers. 

Privates Abel Sarmiento, who was abused when he was a child and Cain Fujioka,  a half Japanese-Filipino whose Mother is a “Japayuki”, 
are the top contenders for his position. 

Will they do anything to get his position? 

Starring: Sandino Martin, JC Santos,  Lharby Policarpio, Garry Lim, Abner  Delina Jr, VJ Mendoza 

Directed By: Kanakan Balintagos


Caretakers for a kidnapped child, couple ROD and LUCY decide to run away with the child they named BEN rather than let it be killed after its parents turned to the cops for help.  Not equipped with any employable skills, they resort to scams to make ends meet. Once of their cons is to pose as a priest and a nun, but they are discovered and left with a lot of unused bibles.  
In school, Ben announces that his parents are a priest and a nun, and to cover this up, Rod and Lucy are forced to pretend being a missionary just organizing a ministry.  Ben is discovered to have memorized the Bible, and this leads to their “family” photo being used to publicize the ministry. Realizing that this will lead the kidnapping syndicate to their door, they run away again.   

Starring: Katya Santos, Jason Gainza,
Jhiz Deocareza

  Directed By: Paolo O’Hara


You may check this link for the complete schedule of screening of films.

Cinema One Originals  2014 will be held from November 9 – 18 2014 at Glorietta, Fairview Terraces, Greenhills Promenade and Trinoma.



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