Saan Nagtatago si Happiness? is coming to the big screen in all SM digital theaters nationwide starting March 7. A box-office hit in the 2006 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, this light and breezy semi-musical cum comedy movie tackles man's elusive search for happiness in typical Pinoy fashion.
This digital film stars veteran stage actor and singing champion Andy Bais who plays Tikyo, an ice cream vendor searching for his lost mother. The movie was hailed by the father of independent cinema Kidlat Tahimik for capturing the true sentiments and longings of ordinary Filipinos. In fact, Tahimik, one of the jurors in the second Cinemalaya filmfest, handed his special Bamboo Camera award to this digital film produced by Mediarevolution Film Productions in cooperation with Tadpole, Inc.
Lending full support to the talented Andy are veteran movie and television actors such as Ricky Davao, Caridad Sanchez, Rez Cortez, Nanette Inventor, Nonie Buencamino, January Isaac and Little Big Star child sensation Mica Torre and 2006 Singapore filmfest best actor winner Elijah Castillo.
A surprising twist to this supporting cast is the unusual love team of Rez and Nanette, whose funny portrayal of single middle-aged people looking for the love of their lives elicited wild cheers from the crowd during last year's run in the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Set in a Tondo tenement, the movie unveils insights on love, faith, trust and the beauty of life despite the hard times. As Andy explains: "This is the kind of film for the whole family. It has funny and wacky moments and at the same time, dramatic highlights that are sure to tug the hearts of viewers. Moviegoers will also be treated to a set of original Filipino songs that will surely delight them."
The theme song of "Saan Nagtatago si Happiness?" written by Chi Datu, arranged by Arnold Buena, and performed by Nanette Inventor is nominated Best Original Song in the 4th Golden Screen Awards to be held on March 17.
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Trailer courtesy of Mediarevolution Film Productions