Fidel

FIDEL
Writer: Charlotte Dianco
Director: Mark Shandii Bacolod
DOP: Rain Yamson II
Producer: Piperstorm Pictures, Imaginative Media Production
Cast: Lance Raymundo, Maria Isabel Lopez, Andrea del Rosario, John Hall, Fonz Deza, Ana Abad Santos, Bong Cabrera, Chrome Cosio, Martin dela Paz, Patton Lucas, Cherry Alba, Roeder Camanag, Von Arroyo, Mosang, Jao Mapa, Nonoy Froilan, RR Herrera, Alex Medina, Jonathan Neri, Justin de Leon, Ces Aldaba, IC Mendoza, Ning Corteza, Jazmin Trinidad, Ahmad Tanji, PJ Lanot, Marife Necesito and Snooky Serna.

“The film is a depiction of a true-to-life story that revolves around a person named Fidel, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Dubai, who is in death row for killing his Arab male employer for sexually harassing him.It has been said that the film was originally made to create awareness for Filipino men who have been abused but are embarrassed to file an action against the perpetrators.” [Wikipedia]

The film was a semi-finalist at the 2007 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. 
The film was first screened at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Theater last Aug. 28, 2009.
Official selection at the first Filipino International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FIFFLA) in 2009.
It was also featured at the IndieSine in Robinsons Galleria in 2010, where only indie films are shown.
Nominated, Digital Movie Screenplay of the Year, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2010.
Exhibition, ANI: Harvest of the Year’s Best, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2010.
Endorsed by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas in 2010 together with Keith Sicat’s “Rigodon” for the nationwide and worldwide celebration of Cineforum on Migration during the OFW Month. 
Official Selection, 1st Pinoy Indie Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada; 2011.

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Fidel, my directorial debut, Circa 2008.

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