2013 Cinema One Originals finalists unveiled

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Apr 26, 2013


Cinema One has unveiled its lineup for the 9th edition of the Cinema One Originals festival.

Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles provided PEP.ph a list of the fifteen films that will be competing this year. The Cinema One Originals festival will take place in November 2013.


This year, five proposed projects shall be awarded with a P2 million production budget each and ten proposed projects with a budget of P1 million each.

The films are divided into two categories: the Cinema One Plus category (with P2M budget) and the Cinema One Currents category (with P1M budget). Last year, only three films were included in the Cinema One Plus category.

(CLICK HERE to read about the entries during the 8th Cinema One Originals)


CINEMA ONE PLUS: (with P2 million

budget)

KABISERA
Director: Borgy TORRE
Action. One man's transformation from a naive, innocent man to a ruthless father, friend and eventually, a drug dealer. Set in Bacolod. Negros.

SITIO
Director: Mes DE GUZMAN
Psychological Drama. A family from the city returns to the province in search of a simpler life, they find more problems and setbacks instead.
Will be shot in Nueva Vizcaya.

BLU BUSTAMANTE
Director: Miko Livelo
Family Drama Comedy. An OFW is suddenly jobless in Japan. A friend introduces him to a Sentai director who convinces him to be a double for Blue Force, a super hero character in an upcoming Japanese super hero show.

ANG ALAMAT NG CHINA DOLL
Director: Adolf ALIX Jr. from a screenplay by Lav Diaz.
Drama. Helen lives with her grandmother in an idyllic island down south, at 25, she’s about to graduate from high school and start a new life. Things take a drastic turn when a journalist publishes an article about "China Doll."

WOMAN OF THE RUINS
Director: Keith SICAT
Mystery Drama. On a storm-ravaged island that has seen its share of tragedy, a person who has been assumed dead reappears and ignites a frenzy of reactions, ranging from ecstatic religious fervor to fear.


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CINEMA ONE CURRENTS (with 1 million budget)

ANGUSTIA
Director: Kristian CORDERO
Period- Regional. Set in 19th Century Bicolandia, a Spanish friar falls for a woman of indigenous origins. Until paranoia drives the Spanish friar to
murder.

ANG PAGBABALAT NG AHAS
Director: Timmy HARN
Genre film/comedy. A lower middle-class family moves in to an upper middle-class village where a mad scientist is keeping a snake-man.

ISLANDS
Director: Whammy ALCAZAREN
Experimental/Science Fiction. A spacecraft lands through the geographies of the fictional film, ISLANDS and the reality in which it is being filmed as a movie.

BUKAS NA LANG SAPAGKAT GABI NA
Director: Jet LEYCO
A four-part narrative of three related occurrences caused by tragic accident of a Filipino-Spanish priest.

ISKALAWAGS
Director: Keith DELIGERO
Comedy. An aching tale of friendship, youth, and a journey towards self-discovery in this small-town coming of age story. Intoy, takes us back to show us how those teenage days felt like. To be shot in Camotes Island, Cebu.

THE SUFFOCATING ETERNITY OF AN IMAGINED PURGATORY
(tentative title)
Director: Joseph LABAN
Horror. Kids go missing in an island in Marinduque, believed to be “kidnapped” by the spirits of the sea.

A PHILIPPINO STORY
Director: Benjamin GARCIA
Drama. A cautionary tale about the dangers of male prostitution

SHIFT
Director: Siege LEDESMA
Love Story/Drama. When an idealistic, tomboyish, call center slacker is mentored by a pragmatic, gay senior agent, an unconventional relationship blossoms that would challenge their most personal convictions

BENDOR
Director: Ralston JOVER
Drama. 40 days before the annual Good Friday procession of the miraculous 400-year-old Black Nazarene statue at the Quiapo church in Manila, an early morning mass is disrupted when a candle vendor finds a blood-soaked box with a dead fetus inside.

RIDDLES OF MY HOMECOMING
Director: Arnel Mardoquio
Drama. The Lumads and Moros of Mindanao have a traditional belief that when a person dies his soul goes back to his homeland.

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