Crossroads

So, we shot a film funded by the Commission on Population (POPCOM), tackling youth issues in the era of internet and social networking: early pregnancy, drugs, dealing with parents, among others. Starring Felix Roco, Joseph Bitangcol, Mercedes Cabral, Sue Prado, Aleera Montalla, Hannah dela Guerra, Natasha Cabrera, Johann Alcantara, Christian Rainier Veron and Zoe Sandejas.

Heard we’ll be having a school launch and a theatre launch next week. POPCOM is not planning to release this in the commercial theatres, though. Here’s the trailer:

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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.