10.10.2018

The Official Entries to Metro Manila Film Festival 2018


The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Executive Committee has finally released the last four films to complete its "Magic 8" for this year's MMFF. 

The first four of the “Magic 8” were chosen from script submissions and were announced last June; while the other four from finished films submissions were announced yesterday, October 9th. 

Find out which movies made it!

Script Submissions:

Aurora
Director: Yam Laranas
Producer: Viva Films
Starring: Anne Curtis, Marco Gumabao, Phoebe Villamor, Arnold Reyes, Mercedes Cabral, Allan Paule, Andrea Del Rosario

Anne Curtis stars in a different genre from her other movies shown this year, Sid & Aya (Romance) and Buy Bust (Action).



Fantastica
Director: Barry Gonzales
Producer: Star Cinema & Viva Films
Starring: Vice Ganda, Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Kisses Delavin, Donny Pangilinan, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Ryan Bang and Bela Padilla

Truly phenomenal, Vice Ganda walks with pride as he brings
Dingdong Dantes and Richard Gutierrez together in one movie.




Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles
Director: Mike Tuviera 
Producer: CCM Film Productions, APT Entertainment, M-Zet Productions, OctoArts Films
Starring: Vic Sotto, Coco Martin, Maine Mendoza, Arjo Atayde, Ronaldo Valdez, Cherie Pie Picache, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Baeby Baste, Ryza Cenon and Tirso Cruz III

The most-anticipated team-up of TV and movie icons, Coco Martin and Vic Sotto,
with the globally phenomenal Maine Mendoza.


Girl in the Orange Dress
Director: Jay Abello
Producer: Quantum Films and MJM Productions
Starring: Jericho Rosales, Jessy Mendiola, Sheena Halili, Ria Atayde, Hannah Ledesma, Cai Cortez, Nico Antonio, Juan Miguel Severo 

Jericho hasn't lost his charm and can still make ladies fall in love with his antics. Jessy Mendiola, hopes to regain her career through this film, amidst all the bashing she received after getting the role.





Finished Film Submissions:

Mary, Marry Me
Director: RC Delos Reyes
Producer: TEN17
Starring: Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga, Sam Milby, Melai Cantiveros, Bayani Agbayani, Yaya Moi

Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga's reunion movie after several years.




One Great Love
Director: Enrico Quizon 
Producer: Regal Entertainment
Starring: Kim Chiu, Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera

Kim Chiu and Dennis Trillo, despite their tenure in showbiz, has never met each other until their first meeting for this film.



Otlum
Director: Joven Tan
Producer: Horseshoe Productions
Starring: Ricci Rivero, Jerome Ponce, John Estrada

Basketball heartthrob, Ricci Rivero, debuts his acting career on this film.


Rainbow Sunset
Director: Joel Lamangan
Producer: Heaven's Best Entertainment
Starring: Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Sunshine Dizon, Tony Mabesa, Max Collins

Who can't be excited for a showdown of these acting legends?



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