Cinemalaya 2017’s opening film and Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino official entry Birdshot by young director Mikhail Red is the Philippines’ entry to the 90th Academy Awards or more commonly known as the Oscars. It will be submitted for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film Category.
“Birdshot” is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.
Starring John Arcilla, Arnold Reyes, Ku Aquino and introducing Mary Joy Apostol.
“Birdshot” is produced by TBA, Tuko film Productions, Inc., Buchi Boy Entertainment, Pelikula Red and CJ Entertainment.