Ang independent film na Condo ni Coco Martin ay ipalalabas saIndieSine, Robinsons Galleria, from January 23 to the 29th. Directed by Martin Cabrera, itong digital movie ay isa sa magbubukas ngpelikulang Pilipino ngayong 2008.
Inihahanda pa lang ng tatlong pinakamalaking film outfitsang opening movies nila for this year; ang Big Love from Star Cinema,ang A Very Special Love (na baka ibalik pa rin sa original title nitong MyBest Friend's Girl Friend) ng GMA Films and Regal Films at ang Manay Po2 ng Regal Films. February pa naka schedule ang A Big Love at AVery Special Love at baka April or May pa ang sequel ng Manay Po.
Mula sa Breaking The Box Productions ang Condo. This new production outfit is composed of a young anddynamic group of filmmakers who have a vision of fusing the art of film andvideo production to tell the stories they are passionate about.
Si Aloy Adlawan ang tinuturing na leader of the pack. Siyaang head writer ng Boys Nxt Door ng GMA-7, ang scriptwriter of the GMAFilms production Ouija, and the director of two independent features na RoomBoy and Signos.
Kasama niya sina Martin Cabrera, a new director andgraduate of College of St Benilde; Rona Lean Sales who is a writer of ABS-CBNfor shows such as Sarah, The Teen Princess and Mangarap Ka andnow GMA-7's Kamandag; Jeyow Evangelista who is a cinematographer; andRaymund Cruz, another Production Design graduate of College of St. Benilde whois part of the creative team of GMA's Lupin and Marimar.
Ang unang pelikula nila ay ang Condo, aneo-magic-realist-sci-fi-drama about a young security guard who has to dealwith his lost sense of being and his encounters with people in the condominiumwhere he is assigned.
Ayon sa director na si Martin Cabrera, ang indie film naito ay kinunan sa perspective ni Benjie, the security guard played by Coco. "Ifyou're a security guard in a building...doing the same routine everyday, parang,it's really boring. Siyempre, si Direk Aloy made this neo-magical, sci-fiscript. There's a kind of twist...mala Twilight Zone. It's supernatural inthe sense of bending time and space."
Si Coco Martin, tagged as indie cinema's matinee idol andalso a member of GMA Artist Center's boy band called The Studs, ang bida sapelikula. Makakasama niya rito sina Arnold Reyes, Diana Malahay, Avi Siwa, ChxAlcala, Vice Ganda, Love Thadani, Jao Mapa, and Perla Bautista.
May premiere ang Condo this January 18 sa RobinsonGalleria's Indie Sine and it will open commercially and exclusively at the samecinema from January 23 to January 29.