The Journey of ‘Hintayan ng Langit’ from Play to Film

First featured as a stage play in 2015 and 2016, now, Juan Miguel Severo’s ‘Hintayan ng Langit’ is a full-length film starring veteran actors Eddie Garcia and Gina Pareño. But what was the story behind the film’s journey from stage to screen? Watch our video coverage from the Hintayan ng Langit bloggers’ conference: https://youtu.be/Vtg0rZcRohM So …

Dan Villegas on Adapting Juan Miguel Severo’s ‘Hintayan ng Langit’

It’s not easy to adapt theatrical plays especially for a movie with a budget of a film festival here in the Philippines. But if Dan Villegas got to do it with Changing Partners, then he can also do it in Hintayan ng Langit. And both came out great! But how was the process of adapting Juan Miguel …

Agot Isidro, Sandino Martin, Anna Luna, Jojit Lorenzo in C1 Originals’ “Changing Parnters”

Based on a musical play of the same title, Vincent De Jesus’ “Changing Partners” begins with Alex and Cris celebrating their first anniversary as a live-in couple. Recognizing their 15-year age gap, they are clearly in love with each other, ignoring what people say about their relationship. Their differences become more evident six years later …

Cinema One Originals Festival Fearless On Its Thirteenth Year

Walang Takot. The tagline of the 13th Cinema One Originals translates into ‘fearless’ in English and is more than an apt descriptor for the festival’s programming ethos and its reputation, the way it has, year in and year out, shepherded unique, adventurous cinematic voices into the limelight. But Walang Takot also exemplifies not only the way …

Jericho Rosales & Bela Padilla Team Up With Dan Villegas in “Luck at First Sight”

FROM the team that gave us the phenomenal box-office hit, “Camp Sawi,” and the director of mega-blockbuster movies like “Always Be My Maybe” and “#WalangForever,” come this year’s most enchanting romance-comedy, “LUCK AT FIRST SIGHT.” ​ VIVA Films and N2 Productions bring to the big screen a Joyce Bernal production that pairs off Asian Drama …

Bela Padilla & Jericho Rosales Try Their Luck Together in “Luck at First Sight”

Joma Labayen (Jericho Rosales) believes that a “life charm” would help him win money to pay for his debts. He accidentally meets Diane Dela Cruz (Bela Padilla) who gives him the luck only when they are near to each other. Diane doesn’t believe this at first but left with no choice, she eventually gets along …

The Elemental of Water “Ilawod” Haunts in Dan Villegas’ First Horror Pic

Ilawod is the story of a family’s breakdown in the midst of a demonic attack. Dennis, a reporter, accidentally invites the ilawod–the elemental of water that flows downstream–into his home, where it latches onto his young son, Ben. What follows is a battle for not just the family’s lives, but their souls as well. Watch …

Dan Villegas Directs His First Horror Film ‘Ilawod’ from Quantum Films

Far from his usual works, director Dan Villegas (English Only, Please, How To Be Yours) helms a horror film for the first time, ‘Ilawod’ from Quantum Films. Villegas directed his first full-length film at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2010 titled ‘Mayohan’ starring Lovi Poe. While he did confess that it was all a challenge …