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Last four MMFF official entries revealed, Magic 8 now complete

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The lineup of movies that made it to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is complete with “Mindanao,” “3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon,” “Culion,” and “Write About Love” on board.

Allen Dizon and Judy Ann Santos

Allen Dizon and Judy Ann Santos

The drama/animation “Mindanao” is led by actors Allen Dizon and Judy Ann Santos; action “3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon” stars Coco Martin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas; “Culion” is headed by Iza Calzado, Meryll Soriano, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith; “Write About Love” has Rocco Nacino and Miles Ocampo in the lead.

Coco Martin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas

Coco Martin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas

The four entries were picked based on “finished film” qualifications.

Meryll Soriano, Iza Calzado, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Meryll Soriano, Iza Calzado, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith

It was early this year when the first four — horror “(K)ampon” starring Derek Ramsay and Kris Aquino; drama-comedy “Miracle In Cell #7” starring Aga Muhlach and Nadine Lustre; comedy “Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity” starring Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza; and fantasy-comedy “Momalland” starring Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis—were announced.

READ MORE: https://entertainment.mb.com.ph/2019/07/10/first-4-official-45th-mmff-entries-revealed/

CAST OF 'Write About Love'

CAST OF ‘Write About Love’

However, Derek and Kris’ movie was “disqualified due to technicalities.” It was replaced by horror flick “Sunod” led by Carmina Villaroel.

READ MORE: https://entertainment.mb.com.ph/2019/09/04/mmff-2019-sunod-replaces-kampon-in-magic-8-of-mmff/

Nadine also backed out from “Miracle In Cell No. 7” because of “medical concern.” She has been replaced by Bela Padilla.

Bela Padilla replaces Nadine Lustre as lead in MMFF entry ‘Miracle In Cell No. 7’

Vice and Anne’s entry is now titled “The Mall, The Merrier.”

During the announcement, it was said that the yearly Parade of Star is on Dec. 22 with Taguig as host city.

The awards ceremony is on Dec. 27 at New Frontier Theater.

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MAGIC 8:

“Mindanao”
PRODUCTION: Center Stage Production
DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza
SCRIPT WRITER: Honee Alipio
LEAD STARS: Allen Dizon and Judy Ann Santos
GENRE: Drama/Animation

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“3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon”

PRODUCTION: CCM Film Productions
DIRECTOR: Rodel Nacianceno
SCRIPT WRITER: Noreen Capili
LEAD STARS: Coco Martin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas
GENRE: Action

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“Culion”

PRODUCTION: iOptions Ventures Corp.
DIRECTOR: Alvin Yapan
SCRIPT WRITER: Ricky Lee
LEAD STARS: Iza Calzado, Meryll Soriano, Jasmine Curtis-Smith
GENRE: Historical

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“Write About Love”

PRODUCTION: TBA Studios
DIRECTOR: Crisanto B. Aquino
SCRIPT WRITER: Crisanto Aquino and Janyx Regalo
LEAD STARS: Rocco Nacino and Miles Ocampo
GENRE: Romance

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“Miracle In Cell #7”

PRODUCTION: Viva Communications, Inc.
DIRECTOR: Nuel Naval
SCRIPT WRITER: Mel Mendoza – Del Rosario
LEAD STARS: Aga Muhlach and Bela Padilla
GENRE: Drama/Comedy

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“The Mall, The Marrier”

PRODUCTION: ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc and Viva Films
DIRECTOR: Barry Gonzales
SCRIPT WRITER: Alpha Habon, Jonathan Albano, Daisy Cayanan
LEAD STARS: Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis
GENRE: Fantasy Comedy

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“Sunod”

PRODUCTION: Ten17P
DIRECTOR: Carlo Ledesma
SCRIPT WRITER: Anton Santamaria
LEAD STARS: Carmina Villaroel
GENRE: Horror

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“Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity”

PRODUCTION: APT Entertainment, Inc./M-Zet Production
DIRECTOR: Mike Tuveria
SCRIPT WRITER: Aloy Adlawan, Michelle Ngu, Don Santella
LEAD STARS: Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza
GENRE: Comedy

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SHORT FILM:

“The Lost Sitty,” Adamson University – Manila
PRODUCER: Graciella Dichoso & Angelica Joyce Basco
DIRECTOR: Julius Melbourne S. Custodio
SCRIPT WRITER: Junicca Quirante

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“Hipos,” Sagay National High School – Negros, Occidental

PRODUCERS: Junmarl B. Alconga
DIRECTOR: Cyrus Noel M. Carano-o
SCRIPT WRITER: Jo-ane D. Pitogo

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“Pamana Ni Lola,” Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa

PRODUCERS: Antiparas Production
DIRECTOR: Regin de Guzman & Bradley Jason Pantajo
SCRIPT WRITER: Bradley Jason Pantajo

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“Tabako,” University of Saint La Salle – Bacolod City

PRODUCERS: University of Saint La Salle
DIRECTOR: Alfredo Jr. R. Bayon-on
SCRPT WRITER: Alfredo Jr. R. Bayon-on

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“Manggagalaw,” Centro Escolar University – Manila

PRODUCERS: Sheena Malquisto
DIRECTOR: John Bolivar
SCRIPT WRITER: Monina Austria

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“Huling Kembot Ni Fernando,” Centro Escolar University – Manila

PRODUCERS: Monina Austria
DIRECTOR: Jon Roizel Diez
SCRIPT WRITER: Jon Roizel Diez

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“Bronze, Silver, Gold At Anting-Anting,” DLSU-Integrated School Manila

PRODUCERS: Paolo Miguel N. Veridiano
DIRECTOR: Angelique L. Veridiano
SCRIPT WRITER: Paolo Miguel N. Veridiano, Angelique L. Veridiano, Gillian Joyce T. Navarro

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“Dating App,” University of Makati

PRODUCERS: Edison Balilla
DIRECTOR: Edison Balilla and Joaquin Nathan Bedayo
SCRIPT WRITER: Edison Balilla

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