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Magbuwag Ta Kay Now Showing at SM CDO Downtown Premier

Magbuwag Ta Kay is a full-length romantic comedy set in Cebu, that explores romance and relationships in today’s millennial Filipino society. It stars social media star Medyo Maldito and the Sweet n’ Sexy Siren of Cebu Akiko Solon. This is independently produced by Heritage Productions, Inc.

This Cebuano movie is the Executive Producers’ third project. They produced the Sinulog Short Film 2015 entry Lunch Box directed by Remton Zuasola, which was also an anti-bullying short film. They co-produced the Cinema One Original 2016 Lily directed by Keith Deligero which starred Shaina Magdayao and Rocky Salumbides with Natileigh Sitoy. This film earned Best Director for the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival for Keith Deligero.

Executive Producer Sunshine Lim is an entrepreneur, a thespian, an educator, cultural activist, and patron of Cebuano arts and culture. Movie production converges her passionate support for Cebu’s performance art, visual art, and music. She and her husband businessman Charles Lim also owns and operates Heritage Furniture since 1991, Sto. NiƱo Montessori since 2007, Goldmine Residences since 2012, and Heritage Productions since 2015.

Heritage Productions is an arts and multimedia venture dedicated to producing Cebuano short and full-length motion picture projects. They also offer top-quality digital media production, event production and management, social media marketing, and related services.

The director Reuben Joseph Aquino is a Cebuano multimedia and VFX professional now based in Manila. An alumnus of the International Academy of Film & TV, RJ solidified his career locally through Dreamline Productions, through which he was involved in post-production of several Cebuano movie projects, most notably My Paranormal Romance by Victor Villanueva, where RJ won Best Editing in the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Fest. This is his directional debut, of which he is also the editor.

Magubuwag Ta Kay also features Visayan talent in front of the camera, such as local social media sensations Medyo Maldito and Snake Princess in their first movie roles. Medyo Maldito also known as Rowell Ucat in his first leading man role, with his leading lady Akiko Solon, who rose to national attention via ABS-CBN’s Star Power (2010), then starred in several Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes and several ABS-CBN’s TV series such as the Princess and I (2012), Passion de Amor (2015), and Bridges of Love (2015). This is also Akiko’s first film as the main lead. Other notable cast members are veteran broadcasters Dante Luzon, and actress/activist Ligaya Rabago.

The screenplay is written by Jude Gitamondoc and Therese Villarente. This is their first film feature. The writers have extensive experience in the local theater scene. Jude Gitamondoc is well-known for the creative production of Siddharta the Musical, and Gugmang Giatay.

The film’s soundtrack features original and contemporary Visayan Pop and Visayan Rock songs, a majority of which was written for the film. Shot in Cebu, featuring locations in Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, Moalboal, and Dumanjug. Magbulag Ta Kay could be considered as the first Cebuano full-length motion picture shot with the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K Digital Cinema camera.

Distributed by VIVA Films, Magbuwag Ta Kay will be exclusively screened at SM Cinemas nationwide including SM CDO Downtown Premier this March 7, 2018. Let’s support Visayan Movie and watch the movie!

Boses – An indie film worth seeing


CDOPlaces.com had a chance to be invited of an advance viewing of Boses here in Cagayan de Oro City at the Xavier University Little Theater. This indie film movie will be its first time to be screen here in our city on August 27 at the Centrio mall cinema exclusively for XU students and on September 6,9,10,11,12 for the public viewing. The show will start at 8am to 10am and 11am to 1pm at the Ayala Centrio Mall on the dates above.

Boses is a moving tale revolving around a gifted boy made mute by unbearable experiences and his emotionally-damaged violinist-mentor as they find their voice through the redemptive and healing powers of music and friendship.

It is an ERASMO FILMS Production in cooperation with UNICEF, CASA SAN MIGUEL, DSWD Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), National Commssion on Culture and the Arts, Film Development Council of the Philippines.

The movie stars Ricky Davao, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano. Directed by the award winning Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil who personally brought the original dvd copy of the movie at the XU little theater and answer some questions about the movie after the showing.

It has won several awards namely the Golden Screen Awards 2008: best film, direction, screenplay, actor, music; Gawad Tanglaw Awards 2008: best film, direction, screenplay; Star Awards 2008: best child actor, music score Urian Awards 2008: nomination in all major categories.

It has competed and exhibited in various festivals, schools and communities locally and abroad: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Hawaii, Vancouver, India, Korea, Hongkong, Geneva, Yale University, Zuric, Madrid, University of Alberta, UP, FEU, Assumption, Ateneo.

This is a must see movie which will be shown in our city for the first time brought to you by Diri Husi Initiative, Xavier University and Stream Foundation. Checkout the thriller below.

Centrio Mall Cinemas – Official Opening

Ayala Centrio Mall Cinemas

November 15, 2012 – Yesterday CDOPlaces.com is officially invited to witness the formal launching of the Ayala Cinemas at the newly opened Centrio Mall.

Centrio Mall elevated the movie entertainment experience of Northern Mindanao with the opening of its four state-of-the-art cinemas. With its brilliant sound and imagery, viewing comfort, dynamic ambiance and the Ayala Malls U-first brand of customer service, the Centrio Mall Cinemas offers movie aficionados a movie watching experience like no other.

Getting your movie tickets is easy and convenient. Even when you are at home, at the office or a tourist, you can reserve or purchase your tickets using your credit card online at www.sureseats.com. You can also use the Ayala Malls Cinemas MPass, a reloadable prepaid card in transacting online – it lets you buy movie tickets plus place your snack orders at Taters.

Centrio Mall Cinema Breaking Dawn

Centrio Mall Cinemas had a sneak preview last November 9 featuring an exciting line up of both local and foreign movies such as Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph, the James Bond movie Skyfall, A Secret Affair and Suddenly it’s Magic. In December, Centrio Mall Cinemas will also showcase the much awaited blockbuster films of the Metro Manila Film Festival.

For the formal launching last night, November 15, the cinema features the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Bella is enjoying her new life and new powers after the birth of their daughter, Renesmee. Soon, however, their family bliss is threatened again by a new menace. Vampire Irina believes a child like Renesmee could challenge the power and existence of the Volturi. As Irina rallies the Volturi to destroy this potential threat, Bella and the Cullens – together with any allies they can assemble – are preparing to fight a crucial, ultimate battle, to protect their family.

The movie watching adventure will be more rewarding as Centrio Mall Cinemas treat its moviegoers to free photo souvenirs when they watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 with their family and friends on November 17 and 18. Also, moviegoers will get a chance to win a Barkada Movie Blow Out inclusive of movie passes, popcorn & drinks plus other exciting prizes when they watch from November 15 – 21, 2012. Gather up and get your movie tickets now and enjoy the ultimate movie adventure at Centrio Mall Cinemas!