The citers of the 26th Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines will wrap up their task of reviewing the 35 films vying for nominations for the 12 categories of the academy’s annual awards on Monday, June 30, with the last three films for screening.
The films are Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Shake, Rattle & Roll 9, MP Productions’ Anak ng Kumander and Gawad Kalinga’s Paraiso…Tatlong Kwento ng Pagasa.
This week, the citers reviewed the following films—Viva Films’ Ang Lalake sa Parola; Onabru Productions’ Ang M.O.N.A.Y. ni Mr. Shooli; Star Cinema’s One More Chance; and Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Desperadas.
For the guidance of interested parties, we are printing weekly the filmographies of the films screened in that particular week. Here are the filmographies of the four films reviewed this week.
Ang Lalake sa Parola—Produced by Viva Films. Joselito Altarejos, direction; Lex Bonife & Joselito Altarejos, story; Lex Bonife, screenplay; Jennifer Lee, Justin de Leon, Crispin Pineda, Harry Laurel, Allan Paule, Sheree, Richard Quan, Monto Parungao and Dexter Doria, cast; Arvin Viola, cinematography; Ma. Asuncion Torres & Anna Carmela Manda, production design; Richard Gonzales, sound; Richard Gonzales, musical score; and Sherwin Pescasio, editing.
Ang M.O.N.A.Y. ni Mr. Shooli—Produced by Onabru Productions. Jun Urbano, direction; Jun Urbano, story & screenplay; Jun Urbano, Leo Martinez, Kuhol, Giselle Sanchez, Jimmy Fabregas, Ricky Davao, Rez Cortez, Jimmy Santos, Berting Labra, Gloria Romero, German Moreno, Gary Lising, Noel Trinidad, Boy Alano, Caridad Sanchez, Ronnie Lazaro, Nanette Inventor, Archi Adamos, Vincent Daffalong, Danny Pansalin, Bayani Casimiro Jr., Flora Gasser, Mely Tagasa, Bembol Roco, Lucy Quinto, Long Mejia & Tado, cast; Rey de Leon, cinematography, Lito ‘Chocky’ Nicdao, production design; Rudy Gonzales, sound recording; Arnold Reodica, sound; Jaime Fabregas, musical score; and Jess Navarro, editing.
One More Chance—Produced by Star Cinema. Cathy Garcia-Molina, direction; Carmi G. Raymundo & Vannessa R. Valdez, story & screenplay; John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay, Maja Salvador, Nanette Inventor, Melissa Mendez, Ces Quesada, Bodgie Pascua, Al Tantay, James Blanco, Ahron Villena, Dimples Romana, Nikki Gil, Janus del Prado, Beatriz Saw, Robert Woods, Lauren Dyogi, Denise Joaquin and Sharmaine Buencamino, cast; Manuel Teehankee, cinematography; Elfren Vibar, production design; Addiss Tabong, sound; Jessie Lasaten, musical score; and Marya Ignacio, editing.
Desperadas—Produced by Regal Entertainment Inc. Joel C. Lamangan, direction; Roy Iglesias, story & screenplay; Ruffa Gutierrez, Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado, Marian Rivera, Wendell Ramos, Jay R, TJ Trinidad, Will Devaughn, Luis Alandy, Ryan Eigenmann and Nova Villa, cast; Charlie Peralta, cinematography; Edgar Martin Littaua, production design; Arnold Reodica, sound; Jesse Lucas, musical score; and Marya Ignacio, editing.
A FAP timetable set July 15 as the date for the announcement of the 26th Luna Awards nominees and August 2 as a Nominees Night where all nominees in 12 categories will receive their Lunettes—statuettes smaller than but replicas of the real trophy.
Meanwhile, Director General Leo Martinez announced that the National Cinema Association of the Philippines has already approved the Academy’s request for Metro Manila theaters to issue passes for FAP citers which will entitle them to free admission to local films showing in NCAP theaters.
This will enable citers to view films during their theatrical run and make their ratings as early as possible. These ratings will be compiled by the FAP secretariat to come up with the annual list of official cited performances and creative works in 11 categories of the Luna Awards.
For the year 2008, however, the films shown from January to June will still be reviewed next year inasmuch as the special citer’s pass will be available only in July this year.
After the citers—who select their list of 10 possible nominees in their particular category (meaning directors cite their list of possible director nominees, the writers their list of scriptwriting nominees, etc)—the nominators will trim these lists to the final five or so nominees.
The voters will then take over and vote in all categories—from best picture to best sound.
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