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Filipino projects in HK pitching forum

BRILLANTE Ma. Mendoza. Bayani San Diego Jr.

There are three Filipino projects in the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF).   Two are Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s—“The Embroiderer” and “The Gay Messiah.” The third is Jun Robles Lana’s “Our Father.”   HAF is designed “to connect Asian filmmakers with internationally prominent financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers and funders for coproduction ventures.” Bayani […]

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Double follow-up to ‘Bwakaw’

Filipino writer and director Jun Robles Lana. AP FILE PHOTO

Jun Robles Lana has two films in the works following his acclaimed “Bwakaw,” which recently won three awards in Vesoul, France. Set to start in June is “Kuwentong Barbero,” which was selected to be part of the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum next month. “I already talked to Kris Aquino. She expressed interest but it’s not yet final,” Lana told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. For his other film this year, “Dementia,” he is eyeing Nora Aunor. “It depends on Ate Guy’s availability, though.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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