CINEMALAYA 2013 FINALISTS!


pizap.com13581537393231  The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2013 announced this year’s finalists as:

Directors’ Showcase:

Cesar Evangelista’s “Amor y Muerte”; Jeffrey Jeturian’s Extra; Gil M. Portes’The Liars; Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati”; and Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Porno”.

New Breed:

Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder”; Emmanuel Palo’s “David F”; Christopher Ad. Castillo’s “Diplomat Hotel”; Eduardo Roy Jr.’s Quick Change”; Richard S. Legaspi’s “Primera Bella”; Joseph Israel Laban’s “Siyam”; Jason Paul C. Laxamana’s “Babagwa” Hannah Espia’s “Transit”; Carlo Obispo’sPurok 7″;and Alvin B. Yapan’s “Debosyon”

CASTING CALL JANUARY 19-20, 2013 (Sat and Sun), 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (with breaks), at the MKP Hall, 4th Floor of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

 “AMOR Y MUERTE” (Directors Showcase category) 

Director:  CESAR EVANGELISTA

Writer:  Jerry Gracio

Assistant Director/ Line Producer:  Armand Reyes

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  Set in 16th century, “Amor Y Muerte” (means “love and death”) is an examination of the initial encounter between the Indios (natives) and their colonizers (Spaniards) and their conflicting views on love, passion, religion, and sexuality.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • AMOR — 16th century Filipina, sensuous, brown skin, 16-27 years old, long hair, role calls for nudity
  • DIEGO — Spanish-looking hunk, 20-35 years old, can speak Spanish and Tagalog, 5’8″ above, role calls for nudity
  • APITONG — brown Pinoy hunk, 18-28 years old, 5’8″ and above, role calls for nudity
  • FRAY SANTIAGO — Spanish-looking, can speak Spanish and Tagalog, 30-50 years old

Casting Call:  Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP.  For casting inquiries, please email to: ces_e2004@yahoo.com.

 “THE LIARS” (Directors Showcase category)

Director:  GIL PORTES

Writer:  Senedy Que

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  Based on a real-life sports scandal, “THE LIARS” traces the incredible rise and the humiliating fall of a humble Filipino baseball team of young boys in an international baseball competition in 1990s.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Twelve (12) boys – aged 10-12 years old (or looks like), must be good actors, know how to play baseball
  • Six (6) boys – aged 13-14 years old (or looks like), must be good actors, know how to play baseball (Adult roles are already taken).

Casting Call:  Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP.  For casting inquiries, please email to:  itayportes@yahoo.com.

 “SANA DATI” (Director’s Showcase category)

Written and Directed by JERROLD TAROG 

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  “SANA DATI” is a love story about a woman whose wedding is thrown into disarray when a mysterious person arrives and reminds her of the man she really loves. It is the third part of JERROLD TAROG’s Camera Trilogy after CONFESSIONAL (Cinema One Originals 2007) and MANGATYANAN (Cinemalaya 2009).

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

MALE (LEAD ROLE) — late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’7” and up, handsome, medium built, leaning towards “tisoy” but will consider “moreno”; leading man material but acting ability is priority

SUPPORTING ROLES:

  • MALE # 1— the hotel receptionist, 20’s to 30’s, attractive
  • MALE # 2 – the businessman, late 50’s to 60’s, rich-looking
  • MALE # 3 – the gay wedding host, 20’s to 30’s, can be straight or gay
  • MALE # 4 – the wedding photographer, 20’s to 50’s, straight
  • MALE # 5 – the wedding guest, 20’s to 30’s, very short, not more than 5’4”
  • FEMALE – the househelp, 30’s to 50’s (Note: Other major roles taken.)

Casting Call on January 20 (Sunday) ONLY, 10am-6pm, CCP.  For casting inquiries, please email to:  anamarinella@gmail.com.

 “PORNO” (Directors Showcase category) 

Director:  ADOLFO ALIX, JR.

Writer:  Ralston Jover

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  “PORNO” is a powerful story about individuals linked by pornography.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS (minor roles only):

  • Males – 18-22 years old (various looks, characters, personality); can act
  • Transgenders – 25-30 years old (or looks like); can dance and act

(Major roles already taken.)

Casting Call:  Jan 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP.

“EXTRA” (Directors Showcase)

Director:  JEFFREY JETURIAN

Producer:  Atty. Joji Alonso

Writers:  Jeffrey Jeturian, Antoinette Jadaone, and Zig Dulay

STORY CONCEPT (unofficial):  A story about a woman who works as “extra” or bit player in indie films.

NOTE;  As we post this, there is no word yet from the production if their cast has been complete or still needs casting call.

 “THE DIPLOMAT HOTEL” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by CHRISTOPHER AD CASTILLO

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  A disgraced reporter seeks redemption by leading his documentary crew to spend one night and tell the story of what really happened at the haunted and infamous The Diplomat Hotel (Baguio City).

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • BENJIE – boy, 9-11 yrs old (or looks like). No specific physical requirement. Must be able to handle drama and cry and able to work in cold weather.
  • HEIDI – girl, 9-11 yrs old (or looks like). Must be able to handle drama and work in cold weather.
  • ANNA – female, 22 yrs old, punk rocker. Perky, slim, talkative. Must be able to work in cold weather.

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP. For casting inquiries, please email to:  Alemberg Ang (producer) at ang.alem@gmail.com

 “TRANSIT” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by HANNAH ESPIA

Produced by Paul Soriano

LOGLINE / STORY CONCEPT:  Moises, a single dad working in Israel must now accompany his 4-year old son, Joshua, back to the Philippines after the Israeli government declared that children of foreign workers will be deported.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • JOSHUA (LEAD) – 4 – year old son of an Overseas Filipino Worker (actors who are older but can pass for a 4-year-old are welcome); must be willing to learn Hebrew.
  • JANET – 40-year-old domestic helper working in Israel for more than 10-years. Motherly. Must be willing to learn Hebrew.
  • YAEL – Janet’s 11-year-old daughter (actors who are older but can pass for an 11-year-old are welcome), rebellious type; Joshua’s closest friend. Must be willing to learn Hebrew.
  • TINA – Early to mid-20’s. Naïve.  First time to work as an OFW in Israel. (Major lead actor is taken.)

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP. For casting inquiries, please email to: ten17p@gmail.com.

 “PRIMERA BELLA” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by RICHARD SORIANO LEGASPI

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:   “Primera Bella” is the story of a young man haunted by a tragic past who escapes from his childhood to mend his ways and make up for all the wrongdoings he had done for the sake of his one true love, Bella. 

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • YOUNG BELLA – 20-30 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, sexy, stripper, seductive, can dance
  • OLD BELLA – 50 yrs. old (or looks line one), female, prostitute, wrinkled “pero may asim pa”
  • YOUNG LINO – 13-16 yrs. old (or looks like one), male, lean, good-looking, soft features, expressive, “marunong magbisikleta”
  • OLD LINO – 30-35 yrs. old (or looks like one), male, farmer, expressive, mysterious
  • YOUNG FRED – 13-16 yrs. old (or looks like one), male, Lino’s best friend, lean, good-looking, “pilyo at determinado”
  • OLD FRED – 30-35 yrs. old (or looks like one), male, father of a policeman, medium built
  • PRECIOUS – 20-30 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, prostitute, pretty, chubby, vivacious, has local/regional accent
  • MERCY – 20-35 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, prostitute/mother, stripper, pretty, knows how to dance (specifically pole dancing), role calls for nudity
  • MAMAY – 50-60 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, Lino’s grandmother, pimp, wrinkled
  • YOUNG LESLIE – 18-20 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, prostitute, shy, pretty
  • OLD LESLIE – 36-40 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, motherly, still pretty
  • SPO2 TUAYON – 20-25 yrs. old (or looks like one), male, Fred’s son, policeman, lean, good-looking, knows how to drive a motorcycle
  • HECTOR FADRILAN – 30-40 yrs. old (or looks like one), male, mayor’s son, “maangas”
  • LEA – 22-25 yrs. old (or looks like one), female, prostitute, flirt, pretty

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP.  For casting inquiries, please email to:  primerabella@gmail.com.

“SIYAM” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by JOSEPH ISRAEL LABAN

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  Inspired by the actual story of one of the youngest mothers in Philippine history, “Siyam” follows the story of Krista who at the tender age of 9 got pregnant from the sexual abuse perpetrated by her own father… Her story is complex. Krista refuses to see herself as a victim. With an almost documentary style, “Siyam” follows Krista’s story as she demonstrates a level of resilience uncommon to her age.  Her mother on the other hand is torn between her love for her child and her love for her husband.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • KRISTA (LEAD)–  9 yrs old girl (or looks like), morena, strong-willed,  good in acting
  • DOLORES (LEAD) – mid 20’s, mother of Krista and Nina, with mature scene
  • MOISES (Main Support) – late 20’s, father of Krista and Nina
  • CARLO(Main Support) —  mid-20’s, rich type, mestizo, son of the boss of Dolores, with mature scene
  • NINA —  8 yrs old girl (or looks like), morena
  • ARLENE – 50s, strict lady boss of Dolores
  • BERTING – 20’s, friend of Carlo

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP.  For casting inquiries, please email to:  roderick.cabrido@gmail.com, onebigfightproductions@gmail.com  or contact Derick Cabrido at 09053565375

 “REKORDER” (New Breed category) 

Directed by MIKHAIL RED

Written by Mikhail Red and Ian Victoriano

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:   “REKORDER” tells the story of a former 1980’s film cameraman who now currently works as a movie pirate operating in present day Manila. He routinely smuggles a digital camcorder into movie theaters in order to illegally record films. One night he records something else… And the footage goes viral.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS (minor roles only):

  • Dexter – 20’s to 30s, police intern, nerdy
  • Snatcher – 20’s to 30’s, sinister looking guy, slim, preferably with hair color
  • Ticket Girl — mid 20’s to 30’s, pretty
  • Waitress — 30’s to 40’s, chubby

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP.  For casting inquiries, please contact:  Andy Valenzuela at 09276216632 or andy.jalaw@gmail.com.

 “BABAGWA (THE SPIDER LAIR)” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by JASON PAUL LAXAMANA

 CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • GREG (Lead role) — male, looks 21-28 years old, of legal age, wide acting range (can cry), no inhibitions (smoking, nudity, heterosexual sex scenes), dark/ brown-skinned, athletic built or fatless, ability to speak Kapampangan is a plus, but not required
  • BAM (Major role) — male, looks 21-28 years old, of legal age, mestizo, handsome face, must resemble a fashion model, light-skinned, soulful eyes, wide acting range (can cry)
  • DAISY (special role) — female, looks 40 years old, elegant-looking and pretty in spite of age (cougar-type), willing to do scenes in bikini
  • NERI (supporting role) — female, looks 20-26 years old, of legal age, no inhibitions (nudity, heterosexual sex scenes), sexy or petite built
  • LISA (supporting role) — female, looks 30-35 years old, brightly-colored hair, or willing to have hair colored, light-skinned, can act boyish, willing to smoke cigarette

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP. For casting inquiries, please email to:  sisig_man@yahoo.com.ph

QUICK CHANGE” (New Breed category) 

Written and Directed by EDUARDO ROY, JR.

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT:  (to follow)

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • DORINA (LEAD) >> Transsexual, 35-40 years old, morena and sexy, willing to do sexy and love scenes UNO (LEAD) >> Good-looking, hunky, moreno, 25-30 years old willing to do sexy and and love scenes
  • HIRO (LEAD) >> Japanese looking boy, 8-10 years old (or looks like), charming and smart
  • MAMU >> Aging transsexual, 45-50 years old
  • BAMBI >> Transsexual gay man, must know how to speak Bisaya with comic appeal
  • TRIXIE >> 20 yrs old female, Japayuki-looking

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP. For casting inquiries, please email to:  rage_indie_pro@yahoo.com.

“PUROK 7” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by CARLO OBISPO

LOGLINE/ STORY CONCEPT: “PUROK 7” is a countryside dramedy (drama-comedy) that follows 14-year-old Diana and her younger brother who live by themselves after their mother went abroad and their father lived with another woman. Set in a remote purok, where people display positive outlook in life despite daily struggles, the film features the light side of country lifestyle as the main characters take advantage of the fun and thrills of the town festival to take hold of their sweet childhood.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

DIANA — 14 years old (or looks like) teener, with acting skills ranging from comic to dramatic breakdown, charming, lovable, innocent looking, preferably slim or willing to lose weight

JULIAN — 6-8 years old (or looks like) boy, “makulit”, comic with dramatic acting skills, preferably slim or willing to lose weight (brother of Diana).

OGIE — 35 years old (or looks like), preferably lean and tall, probinsiyano guwapo look, comic and dramatic acting range (father of Diana)

CRESILDA — 35 years old (or looks like), lean, dramatic role, prominent ang voice. boses pa lang nakakaiyak na (mother of Diana).

ARLENE — 28 years old (or looks like), pretty, sexy, oozing with sex appeal, probinsiyana style (new wife of Ogie). JOSHUA –14 years old (or looks like), city boy, guwapo, can dance (love interest of Diana)

JOY – 16 years old (or looks like), may mild cerebral palsy pero nakakapagsalita, comic role (bestfriend of Diana) BECA — 14 years old (or looks like), kikay, pretty

MARTIN / TYSON / CARDO — 12-14 years old, prangka

ALING LUCING – 40’s ,mukhang mayaman, probinsiyana look

MANANG ISING — matabang kusinera

MANG DONG — matandang lalaking guwapo at umaapaw pa din ang sex appeal

ALING MILDA — 35 years old, asawa ni Mang Dong, preferably malaki ang boobs

BIKOY –30’s, short hair, tomboy

WENG – 30’s, prangka, tsismosa, chain smoker

ARSING – 30’s, may hitsura pero hindi desirable ang katawan

MANG NOGNOG — magsasaka look

EIGHT (8) farmers — 20’s-40’s, magsasaka-look

ALING SHEL — tindera sa sari-sari store, boses pa lang tsismosa na

SIX (6) kids — 6-12 years old, mga komedyante FOUR (4) dancers — 8-16 yo, co-dancers ni Joshua

MC –comic gay

MAYOR – 30s-40s, male, mukhang mayor

CLERK – female, mukhang boba pero mayabang

TWO (2) SECURITY GUARDS — parang mga guards ni P-noy

NEWSCASTERS — lnews anchors (male and female)

BOYFRIEND — teenager, may kilig factor

GIRLFRIEND –teenager, mahinhin 

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP. For casting inquiries, please send message to:http://www.facebook.com/carlo.obispo

 “DAVID F.” (New Breed category)

Director:  EMMANUEL “MANNY” PALO

STORY CONCEPT (unofficial):

“DAVID F.” is the story of the Afro-American solider who sided with the Filipinos during the war.  It’s a 3-stories-in-one film about blacks.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:  to follow

Casting Call on Jan. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 9am-6pm, CCP. For casting inquiries, please send message to: http://www.facebook.com/eqpalo

  “DEBOSYON” (New Breed category)

Written and Directed by  ALVIN YAPAN

As per producer of the film Alemberg Ang, they already have the cast, but if ever, they would need back-up talents/ actors who are fluent in Bicolano dialect.

-MELL T. NAVARRO

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