Ligo na U Lapit na Me (Full Trailer)

Karl Vladimir Lennon J. Villalobos, aka Intoy, is secretly in love with his friend Jenny, the most beautiful girl in the campus.  Jenny is rich and quirky;  Intoy is street-smart and ordinary.  But this friendship is not simple, since Jenny has bestowed on Intoy some perks and privileges, including going to bed with her on the condition that they will not fall in love with each other.  Before graduation, Intoy feels that he has to shed his pretensions of being astig and finally profess his love for Jenny.   But he is devastated to learn that Jenny is pregnant.  Worse, Jenny tells him:  “Don’t worry, this is not yours.”  Based on the bestselling novel of Eros S. Atalia,  Ligo na U, Lapit na Me is an examination of postmodern love and relationship and the way this generation deals with their love and fear. 

CAST:  Edgar Allan Guzman and Mercedes Cabral.  Also starring Mel Kimura, Simon Ibarra, Tolyts “Shalala” Reyes, Evelyn Vargas, Beverly Salviejo, Malouh Crisologo, Jojo Saguin, Joseph Bitangcol, Lucky Mark Mercado, Joe Vargas, Christian Tan, Ian Lazibal, Alex Tiglao, Ardie Bascara.  Introducing Victor Medina.  Special Guest Appearance of Luis Alandy.  

PRODUCTION: Story-Eros S. Atalia, Screenplay-Jerry B. Gracio,Cinematogaphy-Alfred F. Hernando, Production Design-Angel Balangon Diesta, Editing-Charliebebs Gohetia, Musical Score-Monet Silvestre, Sound Design-Ditoy Aguila and Junel Valencia, Assistant Director-Lyan L. Suiza, Line Producer-Charliebebs Gohetia, Production Managers-Remar Mallari and Maxie Evangelista III, Executive Producer-Noel D. Ferrer,Director-Erick C. Salud.


SCREENING SCHEDULE

16 July/Sat, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5
17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
20 July/Wed, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
23 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
24 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5

Ligo na U Lapit na Me (Teaser)

So ang mabentang libro ni Eros Atalia ay isa nang ganap na pelikula, official entry sa New Breed section Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival ngayong taon. Prodyuser si Noel Ferrer na prodyuser rin ng ‘Daybreak’, isinulat ng Palanca-winner na si Jerry Gracio (Muli, Astig) at idinirek ni Erick Salud na siyang nagdirek ng mga tv shows na katulad ng Mutya at I love Betty La Fea.

Unang sabak ito ni Erick sa pagdidirek ng pelikula (kaya nga New Breed, eh) at naatasan ako bilang Line Producer at Editor ng pelikula. Bida rito sina Edgar Allan Guzman bilang Intoy at Mercedes Cabral bilang Jenny.

Ang librong ito ay isa palang kulto.

Wish I Could

Binigyan ako ng chance ng kaibigan kong si Noel Ferrer na magdirek ng isang music video para sa isang up and coming artist na YM (Young Men). Duo ito nina Edgar Allan Guzman and Andrew Miguel. Nanalo si Edgar sa Mr. Pogi 2006 sa Eat Bulaga. Nameet ko na dati si Edgar sa shoot ng ‘Imoral’. nakita ni Noel si Andrew Miguel last year habang nag-audition ito para sa Cinemalaya. Siya yung bida sa video na “Freshmen”.


Shinoot namin ang video sa Manila Ocean Park. Simple lang naman ang concept at ang iniwasan lang namin ay magmukha siyang isang videoke background video na nagiging tendency ng mga OPM music videos. Well, gusto ko na dark yung konsepto at kwento pero naisip kong the venue and resources don’t call for it. Dinisapprove kasi yung una kong concept, sayang. Kapag may iba pang videos na gagawin ko, dun ko na lang i-aapply yun.


In fairness, maganda ang kanta. Nakaka-lss after. Konti lang kami sa prod, para lang kaming gumagawa ng exercise sa Film 112. Walang nanggugulo except dun sa isang grupo ng mga tao na nangungulit kay Edgar. Salaat kay Redge sa pag-iilaw, kina Chad at Ela sa pagtulong, kay Leo na nagkulay at sa mga taga-Ocean Park na nag-assist at nagpagamit sa amin ng libre sa location.



At bilang trip lang namin, gumawa kami ni isa pang version. Baklaang homo-erotic romantic version haha.