Dubbed as indie cinema's matinee idol, Coco Martin will
once again topbill an independently produced film that takes a peek into the
relationship of two men. He was last seen in the indie film Condo,
which was directed by Martin Cabrera.
Coco plays the role of a boatman who becomes sexually and romantically involved
with another man played by Paolo Rivero. The
two men have one night to decide whether or not to continue their same-sex
In an interview with PEP (Philippine
Entertainment Portal), Coco describes his passionate love scenes with his
co-actor. "May love
scenes kami ni Paolo Rivero na bigay na bigay," say Coco. "Walang sinabi
yung sexy scenes ko sa Masahista. Dito, talagang halos hubo't hubad
na. Ang love scenes, hangga't maaari, hindi na namin dinaya."
Daybreak will have exclusive screenings on
February 13 and 14 at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna (formerly
UP Film Institute).
The regular run follows on IndieSine from February 20-26.
Written by Charliebebs Gohetia
Directed by Adolfo B. Alix Jr.
Production Designers: Tonee Acejo and Jerome Zamora
Cinematography: Albert Banzon
Executive Producer: Noel Ferrer
Line Producers: Arleen Cuevas and Maxie Evangelista
Cast: Coco Martin, Paolo Rivero
SYNOPSIS. Daybreak happens entirely in one place: a rest house in
Tagaytay and only with two characters. Their dramatic conflict—to breakup or continue their love affair—takes place in a single night. William
(Paolo Rivero, Live Show) and JP (Coco Martin, Masahista) allow
us to know their biggest lies and the biggest truths...two people loving each
other, clinging to each other, betraying each other—testing the fragility of
Memories and dreams, truths and lies, fears and desires, betrayal and honesty,
love and hate are all intertwined in one night.
Behind the veil of words, they are drawn to each other, but will sunrise bring this intimacy to an end?