PEP GUIDE to 2019 Filipino Movies

by Mell T. Navarro
Jan 5, 2019
Robin Padilla is expected to top-bill a biopic titled Bato: The Gen. Ronald dela Rosa Story. Meanwhile, Sharon Cuneta will star in the upcoming film Kuwaresma.

This 2019, Pinoys can look forward to watching films that tackle a broad range of topics.

The brand new year brings to us quite a long lineup of upcoming Filipino movies – mainstream (produced by major film outfits and / or distributed by mainstream distributors in the country) or independently produced or the so-called “alternative cinema” (not the usual commercially viable themes).

Since it’s a new year, (Philippine Entertainment Portal) has come up with this GUIDE of new full-length films, projected to be released to the public this 2019.

DISCLAIMER: Some of these movies may not push through, depending on the production outfits. Films may be shelved, too, without any formal announcement from executive producers.

We specifically did not include the already-announced official entries of independent film festivals (like Cinemalaya in August 2019) and local film fest entries that will have commercial showing.

Here’s the list of upcoming Pinoy movies (combined mainstream movies and indie films) formally announced – or projected -- to have playdates starting January 2019:



BOY TOKWA: LODI NG GAPO – directed by Tony Reyes, starring Jose Manalo, with Joey Marquez, Buboy Villar, Karel Marquez, among others, from VST Production Specialists, Inc. (with Senate President Tito Sotto or Vicente Sotto III as executive producer).

Opens January 8.

Jose Manalo stars in VST Productions' first feature film presentation titled Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo.

Based on a true story, from the accounts of Rodrigo Morelos’ (aka Boy Tokwa) friends, the movie sees Boy’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods, head back to the Philippines to search the truth about his grandfather.

Andy soon learns that his grandfather’s greatest dream is to go to the United States. Boy’s dream led him to Olongapo where his wit, ability, and skills in card games became his tools for survival in the town. Boy becomes a con artist that only targets foreigners and is well-loved by the community because of his loving nature, generosity, and loyalty to friends.


During his stay in Olongapo, Boy met and courted Naval officer Anne McArthur, granddaughter of General Douglas McArthur but was turned down. His journey eventually led him to meet Patricia Woods who is also a Naval officer whom he married and became pregnant with their child. But Boy soon finds himself in the midst of conflict within the community he considers his family.

Boy Tokwa also stars Joey Marquez, Karel Marquez, Allan Paule, Buboy Villar, and Gian Sotto.


SAKALING MAGING TAYO – directed by JP Habac, starring Elisse Joson and McCoy De Leon, with Chai Fonacier, Paulo Angeles, and Milo Elmido Jr., from Quantum Films and ABS-CBN Films’ Black Sheep. Opens January 16.

Elisse Joson plays Malaya "Laya" Ocampo who is taking up BS Psychology while McCoy De Leon plays Apollo "Pol" Patnubay Agbuya who is taking up BS Geography.

Two college freshmen, Pol (McCoy de Leon) and Laya (Elisse Joson), accidentally meet during their last day of school in Baguio City. Laya is about to move back to Manila to escape from her failed romance, while Pol is about to spend a care-free night in a music festival.

After witnessing Laya’s breakdown because of her recent heartbreak, Pol gets an idea to make her last night in Baguio fun and memorable. Pol also takes this chance to spend an entire night with the girl he has always admired from afar. To add to the excitement and spontaneity, the two play a game of dares—ranging from eating exotic food, to getting a random tattoo, to confessing deep, dark secrets. Little did they know that the dares would eventually force them to confronting their issues and leads them to a start of a possible romance.


ALPHA: THE RIGHT TO KILL – directed by Brillante Mendoza, starring Allen Dizon and introducing Elijah Filamor, with Baron Geilser, Jalyn Taboneknek, Angela Cortez, Alan Paule, Kristofer King, Matt Daclan, Apollo Abraham, Neil Perez, JC Bites, Jorge Filamor, Mark Dionisio, from CenterStage Productions

Opens January 16.

BORN BEAUTIFUL – directed by Perci Intalan, starring Martin Del Rosario, with the special participation of Paolo Ballesteros, also starring Kiko Matos, Akihiro Blanco, Lou Veloso, Joey Paras, Chai Fonacier, Elora Espano, Jojit Lorenzo, Gio Gahol, VJ Mendoza, from Cignal Entertainment, October Train Films, and TheIdeaFirst Company.


Opens January 23.

Martin Del Rosario will bring life to transgender woman, Barbs, as he takes over the role previously portrayed by Christian Bables.

ELISE – directed by Joel Ferrer, starring Janine Gutierrez and Enchong Dee, with Victor Anastacio, Laura Lehmann, and Miel Espinoza, from Regal Entertainment.

Opens February 6.


Inspired by a true story, this romantic film is about ex-lovers who meet again.

ANG SIKRETO NG PISO – directed by Perry Escaño, starring Gelli De Belen, Ariel Rivera, Bea Binene, and introducing Angelica Ulip. Also starring Lou Veloso, Long Mejia, Ernie Garcia, Nico Nicolas, Wacky Kiray, Ricky Rivero, Beverly Salviejo, and Joyce Peñas Pilarsky, from JPP Dreamworld Productions and MPJ Entertainment Productions.

Opens January 30.


Ang Sikreto ng Piso (The Secret of the Philippine Peso) is a family-oriented comedy inspired by actual events on the smuggle of the Philippine peso coin in 2006.

Ronnie has to make sacrifices to save up for the future of his wife and only daughter. He is forced to accept an odd job that promises higher income--one that requires him to gather as many as one-peso coins as he can. It is only a matter of time when he discovers why these coins are being smuggled abroad. What secrets do these coins hold? Can these coins help Ronnie save the life of his daughter who lies in agony in the hospital?


TOL – directed by Miko Livelo, starring Joross Gamboa, Ketchup Eusebio, Arjo Atayde, with Jessy Mendiola and Jimmy Santos, from Reality Entertainment. Opens January 30.


TIME AND AGAIN – directed by Jose Javier Reyes, starring Wyn Wyn Marquez and Enzo Pineda, from Regal Entertainment

Opens February 27.

STRANDED – directed by Ice Idanan, starring Jessy Mendiola and Arjo Atayde, from Regal Entertainment

MINA-ANUD – directed by Kerwin Go (debut feature), starring Dennis Trillo, Matteo Guidicelli, Jerald Napoles, Anthony Falcon, Mara Lopez, Marc Felix, from Regal Entertainment and Epic Media

PAPA POGI – directed by Alex Calleja (directorial debut), starring Teddy Corpuz (of “It’s Showtime”), Myrtle Sarossa, Mich Licayu, Donna Cariaga, and Joey Marquez, from Regal Entertainment

ANG HENERASYONG SUMUKO SA LOVE – written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, starring Jerome Ponce, Tony Labrusca, Jane Oineza, Albie Casiño, Myrtle Sarrosa, from Regal Entertainment

THE RULE OF THIRD – directed by Joselito Altarejos, starring Sophie Albert, Enzo Pineda, and Mariel De Leon, from Regal Entertainment


THE ANNULMENT – directed by Mac Alejandre, starring Lovi Poe and Joem Bascon, from Regal Entertainment

KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY – directed by Avid Liongoren, starring Lovi Poe, Sam Milby, Angeline Quinto, and Solenn Heussaff, with Myrtle Sarrosa, Markki Stroem, Jon Lucas, Benj Manalo, Beverly Salviejo, from Regal Entertainment

SPIRIT WARRIORS CLUB – directed by Chito Roño, starring Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Ronnie Alonte, Maris Racal, Zaijian Jaranilla, Charlie Dizon, and McCoy De Leon, from Regal Entertainment

BEFORE I LET YOU GO – directed by Joel Lamangan, starring Daniel Matsunaga and Kim Domingo, from Regal Entertainment

HYSTERIA – directed by Ian Loreños, starring Julia Montes, McCoy De Leon, Elisse Joson, Arjo Atayde, and Joel Torre, from Regal Entertainment

GOOD MOTHER AND GOOD DAUGHTER – director to be announced, starring Ai-Ai delas Alas and Kiray Celis, from Regal Entertainment

UNTITLED – directed by Enrico Quizon, a family comedy starring Maricel Soriano, from Regal Entertainment


UNTITLED -- directed by Ian Loreños, a horror flick starring Maricel Soriano and Sue Ramirez, from Regal Entertainment

UNTITLED – directed by Dondon Santos, a horror flick starring Erich Gonzales, from Regal Entertainment


(LizQuen movie) – directed by Antoinette Jadaone, starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, from Star Cinema. Opens February 2019 (Valentine offering).

EERIE— directed by Mikhail Red, starring Bea Alonzo and Charo Santos, with Jake Cuenca, Maxene Magalona, from Star Cinema, Media East, and Pelikula Red. Opens in March 2019.

FOOLISH HEART - directed by Eduardo Roy Jr., starring Arci Muñoz and JM de Guzman, from Star Cinema and N2 Productions

HEART OF MINE – director to be announced, starring Richard Gutierrez, Jennylyn Mercado, and JM de Guzman, from Star Cinema

CLARITA – director to be announced, a horror flick starring Jodi Sta. Maria, from Star Cinema

BLOCK Z – directed by Mikhail Red, starring Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, with Ian Veneracion, Maris Racal, Kiko Estrada, and Markus Patterson, from Star Cinema and Pelikula Red


OPEN – directed by Andoy Ranay, starring Arci Muñoz and JC Santos, with Agot Isidro, Nikki Valdez, Alexa Ilacad, and Vance Larena, from ABS-CBN Films’ Black Sheep and T-Rex Entertainment

I NEED YOU BACK – directed by Nuel Naval, starring Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez, from Star Cinema

Last May, Richard said his movie with Angel has been put on hold.

THE AFFAIR – cast and director to be announced, from Star Cinema

DARNA – directed by Jerrold Tarog, starring Liza Soberano, from Star Cinema

US AGAIN – cast and director to be announced, from Star Cinema

SUNDAY NIGHT FEVER – directed by Lemuel Lorca, starring Diether Ocampo, Ricky Davao, and Nathalie Hart; also starring Fabio Ide, Mailes Kanapi, Tanya Gomez, Lui Manansala, from ABS-CBN Films’ CineBro

ENZO: THE LIFE OF ENZO PASTOR – directed by Enzo Williams, starring Derek Ramsay, from ABS-CBN Films’ CineBro and Wingate Entertainment

MGA MATA SA DILIM – directed by Enzo Williams, starring Derek Ramsay, Jessy Mendiola, and Joko Diaz, from ABS-CBN Films’ CineBro


UNTITLED – director to be announced, starring Angel Locsin, Daniel Padilla, and Sarah Geronimo, from Star Cinema and Viva Films

LUMANG BAKAL, directed by Ato Bautista, starring Lito Lapid, Jinri Park, Mark Lapid, Paolo Paraiso, Empress Shuck, Alex Vincent Medina, Ian Ignacio, and Levy Ignacio, from ABS-CBN Films’ CineBro

Other UNTITLED MOVIES from Star Cinema/ Black Sheep, starring the following:

· Piolo Pascual and Pia Wurtzbach

· Vhong Navarro and Arci Muñoz

· Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman

· Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion

· Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino

· Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber

· Ryan Bang and Empoy Marquez

· Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta

· Derek Ramsay and Erich Gonzales

· Jameson Blake and Sofia Andres


HANGGANG KAILAN? – directed by Bona Fajardo, starring Xian Lim and Louise Delos Reyes, from Viva Films and BluArt Productions.

Opens February 6, 2019.

PEDRO PENDUKO: THE LEGEND BEGINS – directed by Treb Monteras, starring James Reid, from Viva Films, Cignal Entertainment, and Epik Studios


INDAK – directed by Paul Basinillo, starring Sam Concepcion and Nadine Lustre, from Viva Films and Epik Studios

ULAN – directed by Irene Villamor, starring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino with Marco Gumabao and AJ Muhlach, from Viva Films and N2 Productions

MARIA— directed by Pedring Lopez, starring Cristine Reyes, from Viva Films and Black Ops Studios Asia

BORN READY – directed by Luch Balao, starring Yassi Pressman, with Ian Ignacio, from Viva Films and Plus Six Three Pictures

JUST A STRANGER – director to be announced, starring Anne Curtis, from Viva Films

PISTIL – director to be announced, starring Bela Padilla and Xian Lim, from Viva Films

DORM -- cast and other details to be announced, from Viva Films

UNTITLED – directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, starring Xian Lim and Cristine Reyes, from Viva Films and The Idea First Company

UNTITLED – directed by Jun Robles Lana, starring Sarah Geronimo, from Viva Films and The Idea First Company



ON THE JOB 2 – directed by Erik Matti, starring Dennis Trillo, Christopher De Leon, John Arcilla, Lotlot de Leon, Mae Paner, Annicka Dolonius, and more, from Reality Entertainment

KUWARESMA – directed by Erik Matti, starring Sharon Cuneta, from Reality Entertainment

SECOND COMING– directed by Jet Leyco, starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Marvin Agustin, from Reality Entertainment

THE PASSOVER – directed by Erik Matti, starring Judy Ann Santos, from Reality Entertainment

KEEPERS – directed by Erik Matti, starring Jennylyn Mercado, from Reality Entertainment

THE HAPPY TIMES – starring Ricci Rivero, from Reality Entertainment

SHOWBOYS – directed by Kenneth Mandrilla, starring Brandon Vera, from Reality Entertainment

ULTIMATE OPPA – a romantic comedy; starring Bela Padilla, directed by Jade Castro, from Reality Entertainment

UNTITLED – a thriller starring Khalil Ramos, director to be announced, from Reality Entertainment

UNTITLED – a comedy directed by Joel Ferrer, cast to be announced, from Reality Entertainment



TAYO, SA HULING BUWAN NG TAON – written and directed by Nestor Abrogena, starring Nicco Manalo, Emmanuelle Vera, Alex Medina, and Anna Luna, also starring Sandino Martin, Brian Corella, Gee Canlas, from TBA Studios

Nicco and Emmanuelle are reprising their roles ib this sequel to their 2015 movie Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa.

I LOVE YOU, I DO - written and directed by JP Habac, starring Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino. This film is a sequel to the 2017 movie I'm Drunk, I Love You wherein Maja portrayed a woman who is secretly in love with her best friend.

WRITE ABOUT LOVE -- directed by Crisanto Aquino, starring Yeng Constantino, Rocco Nacino, Joem Bascon, and Miles Ocampo, from TBA Studios

MYTHOLOGY CLASS – directed by Jerrold Tarog, cast to be announced, from TBA Studios

This film adaptation of the Philippine graphic novel written and illustrated by Arnold Arre will most probably be pushed back to a later date since Direk Jerrold is still busy helming Darna.



I’M ELLENYA L. – directed by Boy2 Quizon, starring Iñigo Pascual and Maris Racal, from Spring Films and N2 Productions

CHILDREN OF THE LAKE – directed by Joyce Bernal, starring Robin Padilla, Mylene Dizon, and Piolo Pascual, with Jasmine Curtis Smith, Sid Lucero, Ronnie Lazaro, Ronnie Quizon, Angeli Bayani, Jess Mendoza, Marc Felix, from Spring Films

HAYOP KA! THE NIMFA DIMAANO STORY – directed by Avid Liongoren, an animation flick featuring the voices of Robin Padilla, Sam Milby, Empoy Marquez, Arci Muñoz, and Angelica Panganiban, from Spring Films and Rocketsheep Studios


NUUK -- directed by Veronica Velasco, starring Aga Muhlach and Alice Dixson, from Mavx Productions and Viva Films

LADY IN TURQUOISE – directed by Veronica Velasco, tentative cast are Derek Ramsay and Yen Santos, from Mavx Productions

UNTITLED – directed by Marla Ancheta, launching comedy movie of Jelson Bay, from Mavx Productions



THE MIRROR– directed by Kenneth Dagatan, starring McCoy De Leon and Heaven Peralejo, from T-Rex Entertainment

JUNIOR – directed by Joel Ferrer, cast to be announced, from T-Rex Entertainment

IF WE DON’T MAKE IT - directed by Prime Cruz, cast to be announced, from T-Rex Entertainment

THE LAST DAY ANGEL – cast and director to be announced, from T-Rex Entertainment


LATAY – written and directed by Ralston Jover, starring Allen Dizon and Lovi Poe, also starring Snooky Serna, Mariel De Leon, Soliman Cruz, and Vincent Magbanua, from BG Productions International

HILAKBOT – directed by Joey Romero, starring Beauty Gonzales, Enzo Pineda, Polo Ravales, and introducing JB Saliba (Mr. World Philippines 2018), from BG Productions International

BURAK – directed by Joel Lamangan, starring Cherry Pie Picache and Jay Manalo, from BG Productions International

SIXTY IN THE CITY – written by Lualhati Bautista, directed by Mel Chionglo, cast to be announced, from BG Productions International


MARUMING HANGIN – directed by Joel Lamangan, cast to be announced, from BG Productions International

ANGELA LUMUNSAD – directed by Joel Lamangan, cast to be announced, from BG Productions International

SA MUNDO NG MGA HIGANTE – directed by Louie Ignacio, cast to be announced, from BG Productions International


THE NURSE – directed by Jun Robles Lana, starring Lorna Tolentino, from The IdeaFirst Company and Viva Films

Nadine Lustre was supposed to star in this movie but she was pulled out due to scheduling conflicts. Bela Padilla is reportedly being eyed to take over the lead role.

JUNE AT JOHNNY – written and directed by Jun Robles Lana, cast to be announced, from The IdeaFirst Company

HATINGGABI – cast and director to be announced, from The IdeaFirst Company

SON OF GOD – directed by Jun Robles Lana, Eddie Garcia and Jaclyn Jose, from The IdeaFirst Company



BATO: THE GEN. RONALD DELA ROSA STORY – directed by Adolfo Alix Jr., starring Robin Padilla, from ALV Films

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU – directed by Joel Lamangan, starring David Licauco and Shaira Diaz, introducing Michelle Dee, with the special participation of Martin Del Rosario, also starring Monsour del Rosario, Bernadette Allyson, Jao Mapa, Samantha Lopez, Victor Basa, IC Mendoza, Mosang, Afi Africa, from ALV Films, Garahe, and Regal Entertainment

MY STEPMOTHER’S LOVER – directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., starring Sunshine Cruz, Kiko Estrada, and Martin Del Rosario, from ALV Films


HILOM – directed by Brillante Mendoza, starring Julia Montes and Kean Cipriano, from CenterStage Productions

MAGUINDANAW – directed by Brillante Mendoza, starring Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon, with Epy Quizon, Ketchup Eusebio, Richard Manabat, Vince Rillon, and child actress Yuna Tangog, from CenterStage Productions

JINO TO MARI (GINO AND MARIE) – directed by Joselito Altarejos, starring Oliver Aquino and Angela Cortez, from Solar Entertainment, CenterStage Productions, and Beyond The Box


PAILALIM (UNDERGROUND) – directed by Daniel Palacio, starring Joem Bascon, Mara Lopez, Ryan Sandoval, Grace Ann Betalmos, and Elijah Filamor, from CenterStage Productions


MAN AND WIFE – directed by Laurice Guillen, starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Gabby Concepcion, Denise Laurel, Edgar Allan Guzman, Liza Lorena, Ina Feleo, Francis Maguindayao, and Amy Austria, from CineKo Productions

RAPHAELLA (horror) -- directed by Julius Alfonso, cast to be announced, from CineKo Productions

AN AFFAIR WITH BENEFITS -- cast and director to be announced (possibly Erick Salud), from CineKo Productions

MANG KEPWENG RETURNS – directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, starring Vhong Navarro, from CineKo Productions

PIKIT -- cast and director to be announced, from CineKo Productions


ALYAS POGI 2019 – directed by Rico Gutierrez, starring Ramon “Bong” Revilla, from Imus Productions

BOSS K – directed by Edgardo “Boy” Vinarao, starring Luigi Revilla, Danita Paner, Epy Quizon, Jess Lapid Jr., Alvin Anson, and Paolo Contis, from Imus Productions



IMMACULADA, PAG-IBIG NG ISANG INA – written and directed by Arlyn Dela Cruz, starring Ara Mina, John Estrada, and Elizabeth Oropesa, also starring Akihiro Blanco, Elijah Canlas, Jeffrey Santos, Joel Saracho, Jemina Sy, Simon Ibarra, Kaiser Boado, Ruth Alferez, John Robin, and Kyrshee Grengia, from Blank Pages Productions

1936: ISLANDERS IN BERLIN – written and directed by Arlyn Dela Cruz, starring Richard Quan, Boom Labrusca, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, among others, from Blank Pages Productions

BLDG. 757: THAT DAY IN MARAWI -- written and directed by Arlyn Dela Cruz, cast to be announced, from Blank Pages Productions


MOTEL ACACIA – directed by Bradley Liew, starring JC Santos and Agot Isidro with an international cast: Belgium’s Jan Bijvoet, Malaysia’s Bront Palarae, Thailand’s Vithaya Pansringarm, Australia’s Talia Zucker, and US/Australia’s Will Jaymes, from Epicmedia Productions

TILT – directed by Swedish-Iranian director Samir Arabdazeh, starring Mercedes Cabral and Kiko Matos, from Epicmedia Productions



MISS Q AND A – directed by Lemuel Lorca, starring Kakai Bautista and Zoren Legaspi, with Mimi Juareza, DJ Chacha, Yheen Valero, Ahwel Paz, Chris Cahilig, and Bea Rose Santiago, from Insight 360 Films

MIA -- directed by Veronica Velasco, a romantic comedy, cast to be confirmed, from Insight 360 Films


WATCH ME KILL – written and directed by Tyrone Acierto, starring Jean Garcia, also-starring Jay Manalo, Junyka Santarin, Rodolfo Muyuela, Althea Vega, and Bodjie Pascua, with Raffy Tejada, Lehner Mendoza, Francis Mata, Erlinda Villalobos, Tracy Quila, Jess Evardone, from Cinebandits Entertainment

EXIT POINT – written and directed by Ronnie Ricketts, starring Ronnie Ricketts, also starring Jericho Estregan, Jackielou Blanco, Alvin Anson, Edgar Mande, Mandy Ochoa, Renzo Cruz, Neil Perez, and introducing Raechelle Ricketts, from Rocketts Media Productions and Outpost. Opens February 20 in cinemas.

EMPTY BY DESIGN -- written and directed by British-Filipino Andrea Walter (based in the US), Chris Pang (of Crazy Rich Asians), Rhian Ramos, Osric Chau (of the foreign series Supernatural) Carla Humphries, Yoshi Sudarso (Buffalo Boys) Desmond Chiam (Apocalypse Now), Madeleine Humphries, and Dante Basco (Hook, Avatar: The Last Airbender), from Cignal Entertainment.


Producers are Chris Pang, Dante Basco, Osric Chau, and JoAnn Bañaga, from Cignal Entertainment.

INTERCEDENTE (Intercession) -- directed by Jill Urdaneta Singson

JESUSA - written and directed by Ronald Carballo, starring Sylvia Sanchez, Allen Dizon, Empress Schuck, Mon Confiado, Mara Lopez, and Fanny Serrano (undisclosed indie film outfit)

KONTRADIKSYON – written and directed by Njel De Mesa, starring Jake Cuenca, Kris Bernal, Katrina Halili, Elizabeth Oropesa, Lou Veloso, Jojo Alejar, Paolo Paraiso, Dennis Padilla, Jong Cuenco, and Archie Alemania, from Bell Films

KAPUTOL – written by Ricky Lee and directed by Mac Alejandre, starring Cherie Gil, Alfred Vargas, Angel Aquino, Ronwaldo Martin, Elora Españo, Adrienne Vergara, Soliman Cruz, Joel Saracho, Upeng Galang Fernandez, and Lee O’Brian

A THOUSAND TEARS – written and directed by Francis Villacorta, starring Fides Cuyugan Asensio, Isko Moreno, Sandy Andolong, Richard Quan, Epy Quizon, and Joel Torre, with Art Acuña, Lara Maigue, Miguel Aguila, Justin Cuyugan, Nicole Laurel Asensio, Al Gatmaitan, Julian Roxas, Marc Felix, and Migui Moreno, from Wings Entertainment


JUNKYARD HIPPIES – written and directed by Carlo Obispo, starring Jerome Ponce and some of the members of Clique V and Belladonnas, from 3:16 Productions

THE ART OF LIGAW – directed by Jourdan Sebastian, starring Epy Quizon, and KZ Tandingan, also starring Roxanne Barcelo, Archie Alemania, Mercedes Cabral, Cuckoo Calsado, and Long Mejia, from CoreMinds and MindFuel Productions (of Epy Quizon)

PERSONS OF INTEREST— written and directed by Ralston Jover, starring Allen Dizon, Liza Lorena, Dimples Romana, JJ Quilantang, Nela Dizon, Cecille Yumul, and Romeo Lindain, from ATD Productions

LOLA IGNA – directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr., starring Ms. Angie Ferro with Meryll Soriano, Yves Flores, Maria Isabel Lopez, Jojo Riguerra, Royce Cabrera, Rener Concepcion, and Armand Reyes, from Found Films

ANG HULING GITARISTA – directed by Jason Orfalas, starring Anna Luna and Cedrick Juan, with Noel Comia Jr., Marcus Madrigal, Royce Cabrera, from Freefocus Productions

MAGICLAND – directed by Christian Acuña, starring Miggs Cuaderno, Elijah Alejo, Princess Rabara, and Josh Eugenio, with Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes as two of the four executive producers, from Bright Light and Gallaga-Reyes Films Company


MALEDICTO – directed by Mark Meily, starring Jasmine Curtis Smith and Tom Rodriguez, with Inah de Belen, Miles Ocampo, Eric Quizon, Martin Escudero, Noni Buencamino, Liza Lorena, Franco Laurel, Menggie Cobarrubias, from Fox Philippines

THE NIGHT THAT NEVER SLEEPS – directed by Danni Ugali, starring Elizabeth Oropesa, Alan Paule, Jackielou Blanco, Janice Jurado, Simon Ibarra, Lito Gruet, Andrew Gan, Isabel Frial, Joshua De Guzman, and Akihiro Blanco, from People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs

PISONET – directed by Tikoy Aguiluz, starring Lovi Poe, Ronnie Lazaro, Mercedes Cabral, Kiko Matos, Lou Veloso, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, from Takion, Inc. and MovPix International

INDIE LOVE STORY – written and directed by Mes De Guzman, starring Enchong Dee, Sofia Andres, Kiko Matos, Ricky Rivero, Elora Españo, and Carlos Dala

ANG LALAKING MAY DALAWANG ADAM’S APPLE – written and directed by Jake Cocadiz, starring Rafael Rosell, Kiko Matos, Loren Burgos, Richard Quan, and Yuseff Esteves, also starring Mercedes Cabral, Elora Españo, Orlando Sol, Jay Garcia, and Deborah Sun, from JTC White Dove Productions and Redcup Studios


THE SPIDER’S MAN – directed by Ruben Maria Soriquez, starring Ruben Maria Soriquez, Richard Quan, Lee O’Brian, Rob Sy, China Roces, Jeff Tam, and Lani Gumarang, from See Thru Pictures

WAY OF THE CROSS – directed by Gorio Vicuna and Antonio Diaz, starring Anthony Diaz, Rafael Rosell, Roxanne Barcelo, Alvin Anson, Will Devaughn, Daiana Menezes, Yuseff Esteves, Oz Rock, Danielle Chopin, Miguel Vasquez, Manu Respall, and Dax Martin, from Kaizen Studios and GWard Inc.

MIRADOR – directed by Loy Arcenas, starring Cherie Gil, with Miguel Faustmann, Ross Pesigan, Sue Prado, Erlinda Villalobos, from CineHandurawan, VY/AC Productions, and Cinematografo Originals

MAGAYON – directed by Kevin Justin Ang, starring Mercedes Cabral, Tarek El Tayech, and Brian Sy, from VY/AC Productions and Craft Cinema

GENERAL ADMISSION – directed by Jeffrey Hidalgo, starring Jasmine Curtis Smith, JC De Vera, Nanette Inventor, Rosanna Roces, Angelina Kanapi, Archi Adamos, Brian Sy, from Provil Studios

I LOVE YOU, L.C. – directed by Dave Aguila and Dave Cecilio, starring Starring Jef Gaitan (of GMA’s “Survivor Philippines”), Marlon Marcia (Mr. Universe Model-Philippines 2012), and Tommy Peñaflor (Mr. Bae guy of “Eat Bulaga”), from Aguila Media Productions and Services


KAIBIGAN — directed by Cesar Montano, starring the Perkins twins, Jesse and Christian, with Cesar Montano, Jean Garcia, Tirso Cruz III, Alvin Anson, Emmanuelle Vera, Victor Basa, Judah Paolo, and Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin, from JC Perkins Twins Productions

SANGGRES OF MANILA (tentative title) – directed by Mark Reyes, starring Sunshine Dizon, Diana Zubiri, Karylle, and Iza Calzado, from Sanggre Productions

BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS – directed by Vincent Soberano, starring Sarah Chang, Monsour del Rosario, and Vincent Soberano, with Roxanne Barcelo and Ian Ignacio, from IndieGo Pictures and RSVP Film Productions

SIKLO – directed by Joselito Altarejos, starring Oliver Aquino and Elora Españo, with Richard Quan, Natileigh Sitoy, Jill Singson Urdantera, Anjo Resurrecion, from Beyond The Box Productions

THE LAST INTERVIEW – directed by Caesar Soriano, starring John Estrada, Ara Mina, Martin Escudero, Kate Alejandrino, Ceasar Soriano, Pheobe Walker, Michael Flores, Yayo Aguila, Mon Confiado, Sandra Summer, and Kiko Matos, from Greatczar Media Productions


MAN IN MY DREAMS – written and directed by Charlotte Dianco, starring Kiko Estrada and Devon Seron, from Mowelfund Film Institute and Spring Fairy Entertainment Productions

BAMBOO DOGS – directed by Khavn Dela Cruz, starring Rez Cortez, Dido Dela Paz, Sue Prado, Jess Mendoza, Ron Capinding, William Buenavente, Timmy Harn, and Emmanuel Dela Cruz, from Kamias Overground Productions

ANG KAGILA-GILALAS NA PAKIKIPAGSAPALARAN SA BUNDOK GULSUK (The Perilous Odyssey To Mount Gulsuk) – directed by Jordan Dela Cruz, starring Timothy Castillo, Jun Sabayton, and Julie Cirron

PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE -- directed by Apo Manansala, starring Kiray Celis and Polo Ravales, from RJ17 Films Entertainment

MISTERIO DE LA NOCHE – directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., starring Solenn Heussaff and Benjamin Alves, with Elizabeth Oropesa, Gina Alajar, Alan Paule, Mercedes Cabral, Menggie Cobarrubias, and Rosanna Roces, from Frontrow Entertainment

MEN IN UNIFORM – written and directed by Neal Tan, starring Alfred Vargas, Rayver Cruz, Empress Shuck, Rommel Padilla, and Jeric Raval, from Active Media Production in cooperation with PNP – Police Community Relations Group


SIKRETO SA DILIM – directed by Mike Magat, starring Akihiro Blanco, Diane Medina, and introducing Ralph Maverick Roxas, also starring Mike Magat, Ricardo Cepeda, Lovely Rivero, Kikay Mikay, and Miguel Antonio, from Sonza Entertainment Production and RM8 Entertainment Productions

PROMDI – written and directed by Kiko Estrada, Shaira Mae dela Cruz, Mavi Lozano, Afi Africa, Chris Leonardo, Kervin Rivas, and Lou Baron

STATESIDE – directed by Marcial Chavez, starring Mon Confiado, with Olivia Hultgren, Ryan Walker, Craig Cooper, Marcus Natividad, Jose Rosete

WHITE KNIGHT – directed by Gregory Segal, starring Lev Gorn and Mon Confiado, with Lovely Abella, Leo Martinez, Andrew Gan, Mosang, Kervin Rivas

PAGKAGAT NG DILIM – cast and director to be confirmed, from Octo Arts Films

KISSES IN THE RAIN -- cast and director to be confirmed, from Octo Arts Films

BAHAY NG DEPREZ – directed by Rommel Ricafort, starring Alan Paule, Pinky Amador, Neil Coleta, and Bugoy Cariño, with various newcomers


LAKAMBINI (WOMAN LEADER) – directed by Ellen Ongeko-Marfil and Jeffrey Jeturian, starring Lovi Poe (as Gregoria "Ka Oryang" De Jesus), Paulo Avelino, Rocco Nacino, Raquel Pareño, and Ms. Gina Pareño

URBAN LEGENDS – written and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., starring Ms. Nora Aunor, with Rosanna Roces, Angeli Bayani, Martin del Rosario, Mark Neumann, Sebastian Castro, Joel Saracho, from Ukon Films

MABALASIK – directed by Ato Bautista, starring Rocco Nacino, Aljur Abrenica, Kiko Matos, Angela Cortez, Alvin Anson, Erick Samonte, Irene Celebre, Edwin Nombre, Chanel Latorre, Erick Perez, and Barbara Ruaro

PATAYIN SA SINDAK SI BARBARA (remake) – directed by Christopher Ad.Castillo, starring Nathalie Hart and Mariel de Leon

MNEMONICS – directed by Elwood Perez, starring Elwood Perez (as himself), Ms Amalia Fuentes, Lance Raymundo, Althea Vega, McKevin Velasquez, Timmy Kiggins (son of Chuck Perez), Japo Parcero, and Ronnie Liang, with Federico Obles, Carlos Celdran, Victor Bimby Gomez, Tony Boy Dela Rea, and Chuck Kiggins III, from Luminosa Productions


KIDS OF WAR – directed by Mike Silva and Moises Lapid, starring Richard Quan and Ronwaldo Martin, with Rhett Romero, Adrian Cabido, May Lardizabal, Raymond Alzona, Jun Nayra, from Gloem Media Productions

WINTERS OF MAY — directed by Charliebebs Goheria, starring Jess Mendoza, Fe Hyde, Orpheus Nery, Johnny Hager and Arnel Mardoquio

WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE -- directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad, cast to be announced

MARKADO: BAKUNAWA SA DUHA KA-MANAGLAHING TAKNA, directed by Joe Bacus, a combination of live action and stop motion animation, starring Jean Stefani Obsiana, Roxan Lood, Edmund Telmo, from Imortals Productions

PANSAMAN TAGAL – directed by Joven Tan, starring Bayani Agbayani and Gelli De Belen, with DJ Chacha, also starring Ronnie Lazaro, Perla Bautista, John Vic De Guzman, and the voice of Edgar Allan Guzman, from Horse Shoe Productions

UNTITLED -- horror flick directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., starring Kris Aquino, produced by iFlix

Three Pinoy films at the 2019 Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum:


BETWEEN SEA AND SKY - directed by Robles Lana and produced by Ferdinand Lapuz, from The IdeaFirst Company

CIRCA - directed by Adolfo Alix Jr., produced by Didier Costet, from Swift Productions

THE GRANDSTAND - directed by Mikhail Red and produced by Pauline Zamora, from Globe Studios

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