N I N J A P A R T Y @ SINAG MAYNILA


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Set in ST. MARIA GORETTI HIGH SCHOOL (SMG), an elite all-girls institution run by nuns, Ninja Party explores a culture repressed by traditional Catholic values, and its effects on the impressionable youth. The senior batch’s popular clique–Shally, Sasha, Nicky, and Carla–live their charmed lives in blissful ignorance. Their financial freedom allows them the luxury of time and mindless fun. Typical of young school girls, their priorities lie in popularity games and petty issues. Exposure to social media, the internet and western culture open their minds to curiosity and peer pressure. The sexually explicit content of a progressive school play pushes the overly-conservative principal, Sister Teresa, to make irrational decisions. She cancels the much-anticipated soiree with boys from ST. BENEDICT JOHN HIGH SCHOOL (SBJ), and replaces it with the Living Rosary. In an act of rebellion combined with mounting pressures from school and societal expectations, the girls push the limits by planning a wilder extreme soiree –THE NINJA PARTY– where participants engage in a masquerade sex party of their own with random blindfolded boys from SBJ High School and ski-mask wearing girls from St. Maria Goretti (SMG). The fast-approaching graduation pushes the girls to postpone their petty activities and focus on their future. All seems well until rumors begin to spread about the events of the NINJA PARTY, and quickly breaking down the girls’ superficial facades and friendships, exposing their vulnerability and ignorance – And threatening their lives after graduation. Shame and guilt forces the school principal to assimilate changes in light of the controversy. But in order to preserve the school and their families’ reputations, punishments are disregarded. The girls go back to the fold of pious contrition and repentance. Sister Tere’s and the parent’s voices ring out–“This never happened.” Based on a true story.
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STAFF

DIRECTED BY                                   Jim Libiran

ASSITANT DIRECTOR:                     Earl Ignacio

EDITOR:                                            Joris Fernandez

SOUND DESIGNER:                          Jess Carlos

MUSIC SUPERVISOR:                       Edgar “Par” Sallan

PRODUCTION DESIGNER:               Roma Regala

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:     Gian Vargas Caluag, FCS

SCREENPLAY BY                              Iris Lee

Dominic Lim

Jim Libiran, DGPI

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:               Arianne D. Dulay

LINE PRODUCER:                           RizaMontelibano

PRODUCER:                                   Jamie Dumancas

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:              Brillante Ma. Mendoza

Wilson Tieng

PRODUCTION MANAGER:            Michelle Megumi Norimatsu

2ND ASSITANT DIRECTOR:          Iris Lee

LOCATION MANAGER:                  RhanceAňonuevo

COSTUME DESIGNEER:                Eivy Rose Lavalle

ART DIRECTOR:                            Rona Reina Delos Reyes

PROPSMASTER:                            Chippie Abando

SCRIPT CONTINUITY:                   Darlene Joanna Young

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR:   AshianaMago

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT:          Ellain Jade Abad

PUBLICIST:                                    Shandii Bacolod

CASTS

Sister Teresa

Mrs. Gonzales

Alexa Gonzales

Sasha Douglas

Carla Montano

Nicky Reyes

Zia Uy

Isabelle Perez

Vincent

Jeff

Timmy

Iňigo

NINJA PARTY Guy 1

NINJA PARTY Guy 2

NINJA PARTY Guy 3

Jane

Natalie

Mr. Gonzales

Mrs. Montano

Mr. Montano

Mrs. Reyes

Sister Fely

Mr. Fabros

Mr. Gumatay

Mrs. Valdez

Mr. Martin

Malou

Ma’am Julia

Isabelle’s Dad/Politician

Carla’s Yaya

Lesbian1

Lesbian2

Lesbian3

Short-skirt Student/ Yana

Colored-socks Student

Librarian

William Niňo

James Alanis

John Kevin Zapanto

Dan Gubot

Jasmin Torres

Katrina Pioquinto

Abby Hospano

Odette Khan

Teresa Loyzaga

AnnickaDolonius

JulzSavard

Bea Galvez

EloraEspaňo

JapoParcero

Mariz Reyes

Tracy Quila

JiggyGuballa

Matthew Bautista

Anjo Cruz

Carl Legazpi

Paolo Agustin

Jay Wright

Ellain Jade Abad

Iris Lee

Dennis Marasigan

Rosanna Sumayaw

Erin John Martir

AloreTojong

April Abelarde

WeeweeAbelarde

Chubby Isungga

Rosalinda Mackenzie

Wovi Wong Villanueva

Corazon Dela Cruz

Sarah Jane Biton

Francis Ampon

Milagros Lacudine

Monique Laurell

Christia Angela Roque

Mimi Norimatsu

Arianne D. Dulay

AshianaMago

ZitaVillarin

Janitor

Priest

NINJA PARTY Guy 4

NINJA PARTY Guy 5

NINJA PARTY Girl 1

NINJA PARTY Girl 2

NINJA PARTY Girl 3

SINAG MAYNILAA new local indie film fest is coming this March 18-24, 2015! Solar Entertainment Corporation, together with renowned director Brillante Mendoza, presents “Sinag Maynila.”

With its tagline, “Pelikulang Pinoy, Pusong Pinoy”, Sinag Maynila features some of the best directors in the country. This year’s entries includes Paul Sta. Ana’s “Balut Country”, about the story of a man undecided what to do with the duck farm business left by his late father, Zig Dulay’s “Bambanti”, about the search of a missing watch involving a mother and son, Lawrence Fajardo’s “Imbisibol”, about the struggles of OFWs in Japan, Jim Libiran’s “Ninja Party”, about the conflicts experienced by female students of an elite Catholic high school, and Remton Zuasola’s “Swap”, a film shot in one long take about two kidnappings gone awry. What binds these films is the quest to reflect real stories, and to make us think, not just entertain.

The film festival will run at selected SM Cinemas. Let’s show our support to local independent cinema and watch these films.

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