Cinema One Originals presents
an Oddfield Productions and Creative Programs Inc production

directed by Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
script, editing, sound design, music by Jerrold Tarog

CAST: Publio Briones III, David Barril, Owee Salva, Greg Fernandez, Donna Gimeno

genre: mockumentary, comedy



Lies + Lies = Truth. RYAN PASTOR knows this by heart. As a small time filmmaker, he knows how sound and images can be manipulated to say anything. And he’s tired of the lies—the lies at work, in his relationships, the lies one must keep in society just to exist. On a whim, he decides to go to Cebu to document the Sinulog festival. There he stumbles upon a truth he didn’t ask for and is reluctant to touch. One of his subjects, LITO CALISO, a former politician who may or may not be dying, decides to confess his sins—all the crimes he committed while in office—before Ryan’s camera.

What follows is a story of revelations and bitter truths, of buried secrets and sweet lies. CONFESSIONAL takes you to the heart of a criminal…or an honest man.


Executive Producer: Ronald Arguelles
Producer: Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
Line Producer: Jiji Borlasa
Director: Jerrold Tarog, Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
Director of Photography: Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
Editor: Jerrold Tarog (as Pats R. Ranyo)
Sound Design: Jerrold Tarog (as Roger TJ Ladro)
Music: Jerrold Tarog with Arodasi
Screenplay: Jerrold Tarog


Cinema One Originals 2007: Best Picture, Best Directors, Best Editor, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Star Cinema Special Award
24th PMPC Star Awards: Digital Category Best Film, Best Directors, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound
10th Osian's Cinefan (New Delhi, India): Best Film, First Features Category
10th Cinemanila International Film Festival: Best Film, Southeast Asian Category
2008 FAMAS Awards: Best Theme Song "Sine-sine" by Missing Filemon


2008 FAMAS Awards: Best Picture, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Publio Briones III)
2008  Gawad Urian: Best Directors, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actor (Publio Briones III), Best Actor (David Barril)
24th PMPC Star Awards: Best Actor (David Barril)


2007 Cinema One Originals
2008 Cinemanila International Film Festival, In Competition
10th Osian's Cinefan, In Competition (India)
2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, Exhibition Film (USA)
14th Pusan International Film Festival, Exhibition Film (Korea)


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