WAY TO THE SUNSET 2009

SYNOPSIS

A film whose theme is inspired by the remnants of Davao’s Japanese heritage found in the small number of Japanese descendants or Nikkei-Jins living in the city. And with the lives of ‘Japinos’ or children born of mixed Japanese-Filipino parentage.

Set in the present-day Davao City, it revolves around Nikka (Jann Lauree Liz Tagud), a Nikkei-Jin (Japanese descendant) and Hitoshi (Hiroku Osanai), a Japino (Japanese-Filipino) who meets up for an “eyeball” date. A seemingly ordinary day spent around the city unravels the converging paths of their friendship and the divergent twists of each other’s fate. Written by RUDOLPH IAN ALAMA

an ORIGANE FILMS presentation a STUDIOBUGSY PRODUCTION
in cooperation with BOULICCIS MULTIMEDIA and ALCHEMY OF VISION & LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Way to the Sunset was first showcased as an exhibition-film at the 5th Mindanao Film Festival last December 19-20, 2009. It was also screened in the annual Cinemarehiyon, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, as one of the four official 2010 delegates from Davao.

 

DETAILS

Country: Philippines

Language: Japanese and Bisaya with English subtitles

Release date: 2009

Filming location: Davao City

Genre: Indie, Drama

Budget: $1,000 (estimated)

TECHNICAL SPECS

Runtime: 60 min

Sound Mix: Stereo

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 widescreen image letterboxed in a 1.33:1 screen

Digital Format: HD

CAST

Jann Laurie Liz Tagud, Hiruko Osanai

Rk Arrieta, Ryan Leslie delos Reyes, Racine Pregunta, Luche Ong, Ching Amor, Francsico Villa-abrille

PRODUCTION CREW

SCREENPLAY Bagane Fiola & Rudolf Ian Alama

CASTING Pawlo Pascual, Carlo Refamonte

TRANSLATROS Karen Nakashima, Mia Nakano, Lanie Vergara

DIALOGUE CONSULTANTS Lanie Vergara, Jann Laurie Liz Tagud

SCRIPT SUPERVISORS Rolyn Pregunta, Lanie Vergara, Xiao Prieto

MUSIC Samantah Jane Herero Gomez

CINEMATOGRAPHERS Bagane Fiola, Mark Limbaga

PRODUCTION SOUND Maki Serapio

STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS Rudolf Ian Alama, Wrap Meting, Rolyn Pregunta

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION Rolyn Pregunta

STYLIST Hyku Desesto

MAKE UP ARTIST Jann Laurie Liz Tagud

VIDEO EDITOR Bagane Fiola

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Wrap Meting, Joel Sangalan, John Barredo

TRANSPORTATION CAPTAINS Raphael Meting, Manong Taxi Driver

LOCATION SCOUTS Bagane Fiola, Pawlo Pascual

SUBTITLING ASSISTANTS Xiao Prieto, Aicha Amano, Jesh Juson

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR Bagane Fiola

PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED THE FILM

Mr Yoichi Amano, Mr Dax Cañedo, Ms Chery “Ching” Amor, Ms Hannah Chloe Cano, Ms Angely Chi

SPECIAL THANKS

Mr Rolando “Chiaw” Yap, Natsumi Ella Amano, Arnel Barbarona ,Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Lucille Marnelli, Roselle Jimeno, Jonah Taojo ,Haruka Maruyama, Bem De Lira, Debbie Karol Butay, Ryam Yap, Ferdinand Mesias, Niño Flores, Lucile Saniel, Allan Vergara, Sheika Abubakar, Kenth O’bajo, Willie Apa, Joel Sangalan, Janice Sevilla, Chico Pace, Alexandra Bautista, Jule Pudjor, Feyt Martinez, Lexie, and the People of Davao City

ORIGINAL SONGS

“Over” by Jad Montenegro, “Hello Goodbye” by Foursidedcircle, “Yamashita” by JC Gellidon

Excile Studios, Writtend & Performed by Hyku Desesto, Translated by Erika Cho

supported by

PHILAJAMES and PINOY TAKEOUT

Thanks to All Our Friends and Family

 

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