Director Jason Paul Laxamana (Mercury is Mine, Magkakabaung) tries something different for 2017, directing a science fiction film in his ToFarm Film Festival entry titled “Instalado.”
Announced recently, he will work with PBB Alum and Hashtags member McCoy de Leon together with Francis Magundayao and Gawad Urian Best Supporting actor winner for the movie Philippino Story (2013) Junjun Quintana.
‘Instalado’ is a science fiction drama set in a farming village a few years into the future. Victor (McCoy de Leon) lives in a time when the dominant form of education is through installation, an overnight process that allows bodies of knowledge to be installed directly on people’s brains using technology owned by corporations. Unfortunately, Victor, like many others in the agricultural town of Porac, cannot afford the sky-high cost of installation, which he believes is the key to pull his family out of poverty. To raise money for installation, Victor temporarily abandons farming and works as the household helper of a wealthy childhood friend who has become extremely successful after undergoing a series of installations.
Catch Instalado and all the other entries of the ToFarm Film Festival on July 12 to 18 at select cinemas.