Guided by artist-mentors Ricky Lee, Rody Vera, Jeffrey Jeturian, Issa Manalo Lopez, Raffy Tejada, and Ellen Ongkeko Marfil, Pelikulove presents its debut film featuring unfiltered perspectives of the youth that yield unbridled hope through five winning film and theater works strung in an eye-popping anthology.
Entitled “SHOUTOUT PINAS 2022”, the anthology will be shown as an exhibition film of the Cinemalaya Festival on August 10, 2023 at the PICC Bonifacio Room at 6:15PM.
SHOUTOUT PINAS 2022 follows two ad-makers working for an imprisoned politician, two documentarists on violence in killing fields, a lovestruck “manananggal” trying to break free, media people featuring the history of stolen national treasures, and five pandemic chat members figuring out their paths.
Viewers are in for an experience of wildly differing methods and tones as they hear the voices of the youth in stories presented during the pandemic in Pelikulove workshops.
Marfil, Pelikulove founder and creative head, stated, “I am really thrilled about this as this (anthology) was not part of the plan. Except that, the shorts were good and have much to say which is why I strung them into an anthology. I am thrilled because from shorts, the set of film and theater works is now a full- length film that hopes to reach and impact more.”
“The first inspiration really was the three Asian film anthology Southern Winds with Mike de Leon’s Aliwan Paradise decades ago. Kakatapos lang natin ng SONA. This one is like SONY-State of the Nation’s Youth,” added Marfil.
Tickets are now through Ticketworld and through 09233596286.
The short film and theater works:
How to Make an Effective Campaign Ad
Directed by Roman Perez, Jr.
Written by Quiel Dela Cruz
Cast: Soliman Cruz, Karl Aquino, Gboy Pablo, Ethan Magnaye, Jerico Arceo, Yian Gabriel, Wilma Hollis, Sigrid Polon, Jackie Lyn Barcebal. In collaboration with Indiependente Films.
Directed by Julius Dela Peña and Dada Grifon
Written by Dada Grifon
Cast: Ley Doronilla, Christine Fel Viernes, Milton Dionzon, John Arceo, Mary Jane Quilisadio, Wee Trinidad, Roem Ortiz, Ramil Satingasin Jr., Rose Fransz, Kathryn Baynosa, Jeffrey Lazaro, Kent Ontanieza, Harley Marion Opuan, Rodney Jarder Jr. In Collaboration with the University of St. La Salle Bacolod and La Salle Film Society.
When A Manananggal Loves A Man
Directed by Niel Arkhe Azcuna
Written by Raymund Barcelon
Cast: Jeanie M. Darantinao, Maria Cristina Macapagal, Justin Cabiara. In collaboration with IPAG and MSU-IIT.
Libro For Ransom
Directed by Gab Hernandez
Written by Ralph Morales
Cast: Danica Duno, Desiree Joy Briones, Raffy Tejada, Butchoy Ubaldo, Ralph Morales, Jasmine Medina. With Special Participation from Xiao Chua. In Collaboration with Giya Productions.
Directed by Sari Saysay
Written by Andrew Estacio
Cast: Elmira Jasmin Broncano, Jobert Grey Landeza, Breco Halum, Ma. Quency Castillo. In collaboration with Sining Banwa of Bicol.
Shoutout Pinas 2022 is a culmination of Pelikulove’s dream to empower artists within a nurturing community of kindred artists through mentorship, fellowship and resource sharing.
More details of Pelikulove at www.pelikulove.com and FB page pelikulove.