‘Mañanita’ was the right project for Bela Padilla and director Paul Soriano

“She said yes to me without a script, so I’m very thankful for the trust Bela gave me,” director Paul Soriano on getting Bela Padilla for the action thriller ‘Mañanita.’ The two have been wanting to work with each other for years now. Having known both their works, it was about finding the right material …

‘Mañanita,’ ‘Motel Acacia,’ and More PH Films Join Tokyo International Film Festival

Eight impressive Filipino films will be featured at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) starting October 28 in Tokyo, Japan, including Paul Soriano’s “Mañanita” and Bradley Liew’s “Motel Acacia” in Competition and Asian Future Sections.    Filipino filmmakers in attendance in Tokyo are “Mañanita”’s Director Paul Soriano and Bela Padilla; “Motel Acacia”’s Director Bradley Liew, JC …

Paul Soriano Directs, Bela Padilla Stars in TIFF Main Competition Entry ‘Mañanita’

TEN17P and Viva Films’ ​Mañanita ​ is the only Filipino film that is in the running for major awards in the main competition section of the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival. Produced and directed by Paul Soriano and written by Lav Diaz, ​Mañanita ​ stars Bela Padilla who plays the role of a dismissed military …