RPG Metanoia

The Philippine’s first 3D-animated feature film. Apparently it’s quite good.

The Empowered Filipina trailer

A new documentary showing how Filipinas around the world respond to negative stereotypes. The full length premiere will show on 27th March, Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers, Dubai.

How to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Tagalog

Is your Tagalog a little rusty? You can impress your family during the New Year celebrations by picking up some phrases at http://tagaloglang.com

Billy Zane stars in a new film set in the Philippines: Surviving Evil

This message just reached my inbox and I thought I’d share it with you. The film looks like it’s worth watching. Trailer below…

Dear Phil-UK,

I’m a UK-based Filipina writer/journalist and just wanted to alert you to an exciting new movie which may be of interest to the Filipino community. It’s called Surviving Evil and was written & directed by my husband Terence Daw.

There are two lead Filipino characters among the cast and the story revolves around a TV crew who land a remote island in the Philippines to film a survival special, but are soon fighting for their lives against creatures from Philippine folklore – the Aswang! The film has a strong storyline with believable characters, and among the cast is Hollywood actor Billy Zane, plus our very own Joel Torre from the Philippines! The film also stars beautiful UK actress Natalie Mendoza, who is herself half-Filipina.

There is a facebook fan page with pics and information at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Surviving-Evil-movie/45274215846 people can
sign uphere to be a Fan.

There is also a Youtube Trailer at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GFegPlFBso

It’s very unusual to have an international movie set in the Phils, with strong Filipino characters, so I hope you’ll tell your Pinoy readers to rush out and get their copy of the DVD – which is out now in stores across the UK (WHSmith, HMV, etc) and can be ordered online via Amazon, HMV or Play.com. The DVD also has a ‘making of’ documentary which tells you how the project came about!

Salamat!

Best regards,

Rowena

Up Dharma Down

I’ve just discovered Up Dharma Down. Does anyone know more about them?

Payatas, Metro Manila’s rubbish dump

Ivar Berglin of VBS.TV covers Payatas, Metro Manila’s only rubbish dump. Although this short documentary focuses on the dump, it does make you think about issues like poverty, entrepreneurship, ecology, over-population and the Church’s stance against contraception.