Cinemalaya presents in cooperation with BigTop Media,
Metric Films and Casa San Miguel
written and directed by JERROLD TAROG
produced by JOHN SILVA, FRANCO ALIDO
CAST: Che Ramos, Irma Adlawan, Neil Ryan Sese
Publio Briones III, Pen Medina
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HIMALAYA “Laya” MARQUEZ has never had a complete dream since she was 12. Something always wakes her up at night. That something used to be her father, the famous photographer DANILO MARQUEZ, whose constant sexual abuse of Laya tore her family apart.
Now, at 27, Laya possesses a cold exterior that hides torrents of pain. Working as a travel photographer, Laya is sent to Isabela to capture a rare harvest ritual called Mangatyanan by the Labwanan tribe. What Laya finds there, however, is a severely dwindled group held together by their desperate leader MANG RENATO. As Laya feels a connection between the tribe’s predicament and her own troubled life, a series of events soon brings her hidden emotions to the surface.
Will she finally face her demons or will she keep running?
line producer: MA-AN ASUNCION
assistant director: BIANCA BALBUENA
director of photography: MACKIE GALVEZ
production design: BENJAMIN PADERO
editor, sound design, music: JERROLD TAROG
sound recordist: NICHOLAS VARELA
screenplay: JERROLD TAROG
Cinemalaya 2009: Best Production Design (Benjamin Padero)
8th Gawad Tanglaw: Best Editing
33rd Gawad Urian: Best Actress (Che Ramos)
26th PMPC Star Awards: Best Cinematography, Digital (Mackie Galvez)