14 Days to be Filipino Project

The country's first full-length 3D film. Probably one of the most exciting things about this year's MMFF.

14 days… 8 local films… 1 project…

Okay. People are going to throw tomatoes at me. I used to avoid every Filipino film. But now, I want to help our local film industry. Why? Because I am a Filipino. I don’t want to be one of those teens who suffer of self-hate orientations, blah blah blah.

So, with the upcoming 36th Metro Manila Film Festival, I’m going to watch the 8 films participating in the festival. After I watch each movie, I will post a review. So, I don’t know if some people have done this before, but, for me, it’s a first. I know people who are not going to spend their money in this, let alone one movie.

What’s the festival about? Well, all you should know is that it’s going to last for 2 weeks, from Christmas Day until January 7 next year. The films participating are:

• Ang Agimat ni Enteng,
comedy, action, fantasy by
M-Zet/GMA Films/Octo Arts Films/Imus Productions/APT Productions;
• Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin (Last na To!)
by ABS-CBN Film Productions;
• Dalaw,
suspense thriller,
Cine Media
• Rosario,
by Cinema Buhay;
• Father Jejemon,
by RVQ Productions;
• RPG,
an animation film,
by ABS-CBN Film Productions/Ambient Media;
• Shake, Rattle and Roll XII,
horror suspense
by Regal Entertainment;
• Super Inday and the Magic Bibe,
by Regal Entertainment.

I’m honestly excited about RPG, which is going to be the country’s first full-length 3D film. However, the trailer which was shown in front of Megamind 3D failed to impress me. I may not be an expert in the field at all, but it’s quite obvious that the trailer didn’t manage to “pop out” or emphasized a depth of field. I was expecting a cardboard cut-out appearance but that didn’t even happen. But, I’m all for substance over style!

With this project, I hope it can change my perception towards Filipino films! I’m inviting everyone to do the same!



  1. I am going to invite my husband Paul to also go on that project. Thanks for the challenge, Kikko!Let’s do it!

  2. Thank you, Ma’am! I really want to revive the film industry! It’s so sad that we don’t get many QUALITY local films. Gah. I just hope that with this project, we could encourage our local filmmakers to produce great films!

  3. WOW! im amazed by your bravery! hands down! being in the film critiquing business for quite sometime now, we badly need one like you: a full spirited, full of insight and determination, a person who can really defend the Filipino industry. LOL! I have to invited you on a facebook group with over 164 pinoy cinephiles who feels the same way as you. add me up: lessegers@yahoo.com and PM me that you’re the owner of the blog.

    You’ve got a great potential kid!

  4. I salute you on your valiant efforts of helping the film industry. Indeed, it does need great help. Like you, I am also, in my own little way, trying to help the industry. Two years ago, together with my super talented friend, we made an indie movie for Cinemalaya and fortunately, we were quite successful. If you are interested, you should also try to find out and support indie movies as the filmmakers of (some and not) indie films use their own money to make movies that they believe in and stories that they want to share. The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, schedule for July 15-24, 2011 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. We have another film entry for next year. In case you’re interested, I will be more than happy to give you a festival pass. That means you get to see ALL films during the entire festival. I’m also a friend of Adrian. It’s because of him that I got to know your blog. You can also add me up on Facebook. You have my email addy here naman. Thanks and keep supporting and believing in Philippine cinema.

  5. Sir Alem, wow! I’m very interested. Hindi po kasi talaga masyadong pinapalabas ang mga indie films dito sa Gensan eh! And, hopefully, makakapag-aral ako sa Maynila next year! Thank you po talaga! Of course, I will definitely keep on supporting our local film industry! 😀

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