Award-winning actor and businessman Allen Dizon is now a film producer. The former bold star produced this full-length film under his own company called ATD Entertainment Productions. Allen was named Best Supporting Actor during the 2007 Star Awards and the FAMAS Awards for his role as an aging macho dancer in Twilight Dancers.
Paupahan (international title: Crossroads)—directed by Joven Tan, with cinematography by top lensman Romy Vitug—is scheduled to have its theatrical run starting July 2. This movie features a powerhouse cast composed of Ms. Gloria Romero, Jay Manalo, Snooky Serna, Angelu de Leon, German Moreno, Krista Ranillo, Joseph Bitangcol, Kirby de Jesus and Allen himself.Paupahan is graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board. The film received R-13 classification from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) without cuts.
Premiere nights are scheduled at SM Megamall on June 22 (Sunday) and SM Pampanga on June 30 (Monday).
Written by Dennis Evangelista, Paupahan is set in a slum area located next to a cemetery. Three seemingly unrelated but intertwining stories about the "living dead," marginal characters whose lives have hit a dead end, unravel the film's message.
According to producer Allen Dizon, "When it comes to logistics, production value and cast, our movie is close to mainstream independent films. Pinaghirapan talaga namin siya. As in best effort to come up with a quality film. We are eyeing international markets and festivals abroad for this film."