Citers for the 29TH Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines wrapped up previewing films on Friday, January 14 with a total tally of 24 films vying for nominations.
The filmographies of the last six films previewed are as follows:
Till My Heartaches End of Star Cinema: Jose Javier Reyes, direction/Jose Javier Reyes, screenplay/Rodolfo Aves Jr., cinema-tography/ Fritz Silorio, production design/Albert Michael Idioma, sound/Jesse Lucas, music score/Vito Cajili, editing/casting: Kim Chiu, Gerard Anderson, Boots Anson-Roa, Mark Gil, Matet de Leon and Desiree del Valle.
Hating Kapatid of Viva Films: Wenn Deramas, direction/Mel Mendoza-del Rosario, story & screenplay/Elmer Despa, cinematography/Danilo Cristobas, production design/Angie Reyes, sound/Vince de Jesus, music score/Marya Ignacio, editing/casting: Judy Ann Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Tonton Gutierrez, Cherry Pie Picache, Luis Manzano, JC de Vera, Gina Pareno and Vice Ganda.
You To Me are Everything of Regal Entertainment Inc. & GMA Films: Mark Reyes, direction/Aloy Adlawan, story & screenplay/Jay Linao, cinematography/Erick Torralba, production design/Lamberto Casas Jr., sound/Von de Guzman, music score/Vanessa Ubas de Leon, editing/ casting: Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Manilyn Reynes, Isabel Oli, Bobby Andrews, Pinky Amador, Chinggoy Alonzo and Jaclyn Jose.
Karera of Bicycle Pictures: Adolf Alix Jr., direction/Jerome David Zamora, screenplay/Albert Banzon, cinematography/Roland Rubenecia, production design/Ditoy Aguila, Junel Valencia & Joseph Santos, sound/Teresa Barrozo, music score/Aleks Castaneda, editing/Casting: Rosanna Roces, Jay Manalo, Joem Bascon, Laurice Guillen, Menggie Cobarrubias, Allan Paule, Chery Madrigal and Kristofer King.
Tarima of Blue Gold Productions: Neal ‘Buboy’ Tan, direction/Neal ‘Buboy’ Tan, story & screenplay/Arvin Bustos, cinematograpy/Cyrus Khan, production design/Raymund Concepcion, sound/SherwinCastillo, music score/Rocky Ko, editing/Casting:Fanny Serrano, Gloria Romero, Rocky Salumbides, Chokoleit, Rustica Carpio, Gina Alajar, Ana Capri,
Dan Alvaro, Tiya Pusit and Cloyd Robinson.
The White House of Regal Entertainment Inc.: Topel Lee, direction/Aloy Adlawan, Fairlane Raymundo, Enzo Valdez and Edson Rapisora, story & screenplay/Luis Quirino, cinematography/Mark Sabas, production design/Lamberto Casas Jr., sound/Von de Guzman, music score/Jay Halili, editing/casting: Iza Calzado, Lovie Poe, Gabby Concepcion, Maricar Reyes, Joem Bascon, Mo Twister, Megan Young, Janus del Prado and Richard Quan.
The citers were all given season passes for the last Metropolitan Manila Film Festival-Philippines (MMFFP) to review the possible films that might merit nominations.
The entries in the last MMFFP included: Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote (GMA Films/OctoArts Films/M-Zet Production Inc./APT Entertainment/Imus Productions, Inc.); Dalaw (Star Cinema/CineMedia); Father Jejemon (RVQ Productions); Rosario (Cinemabuhay International/Studio 5);
RPG Metanoia (Star Cinema/ambientmedia); Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 (Regal Entertainment, Inc.); Super Inday and the Magic Bibe (Regal Entertainment, Inc.); and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na ‘To!) (Star Cinema).
Earlier previewed in November and December last year by the FAP citers were the following films:
Babae sa Sementeryo of Neal ‘Buboy’ Tan (AEI Productions); Babe, I Love You of Mae Czarina Cruz (Star Cinema); Bakal Boys of Ralston G. Jover (Apogee Productions); Cinco of Frasco Mortiz, Enrico Santos, Ato Bautista, Nick Olanca and Cathy Garcia-Molina (Star Cinema); Emir of Chito Rono (FDCP, CCP and Viva Films);
Here Comes the Bride of Chris Martinez (Star Cinema/Quantum Films); I’ll Be There of Maryo J. de los Reyes (Star Cinema); In Your Eyes of Mac C. Alejandre (Viva Films/GMA Films); Miss You Like Crazy of Cathy Garcia-Molina (Star Cinema); Mga Kahihinatnan ng Aking Kabal-balan (MKAK) of TJ Trindad (RGUTZ Productions);
Muli of Adolf Alix Jr. (MJM Productions); Noy of Dondon S. Santos (Cinemedia Film Productions); Paano na Kaya? of Ruel S. Bayani (Star Cinema); The Red Shoes (A Love Story) of Raul Jorolan (Unico Entertainment); Romeo at Juliet of Adolf Alix Jr. (Kisapmata Productions); Sa ‘Yo Lamang of Laurice Guillen (Star Cinema);
Sagrada Familia of Joel Lamangan (Legalas Entertainment); Two Funerals of Gil M. Portes (Teamwork Produtions); and Working Girls of Jose Javier Reyes(Viva Films/ GMA Films/Unitel).
The second tier of previewers, the nominators, will have a timetable of January 20 to February 5 to evaluate the 10 or so films selected by the citers. As in previous years, peers will be judging peers, meaning director-citers or nominators will consider works of directors. And so forth down the line of film artists and technicians.
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