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2012 IN REVIEW: HUBO’S TOP 10

HARVEST OF HONORS:  The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Office of the Philippine President handed out 6 of the 13 ANI NG DANGAL (HARVEST OF HONORS) recognitions for cinema to artists involved in HUBO Productions films. The awardees were film directors RICA AREVALO, ELLEN RAMOS, and SARAH ROXAS (GANAP NA BABAE), cinematographers GYM LUMBRERA and MICHAEL MANALASTAS (GANAP NA BABAE), and actress LIZA DIÑO (COMPOUND).  ANI NG DANGAL is an annual affair celebrated to give recognition to artists who won top international honors from the previous year in the seven art disciplines of music, dance, cinema, literary arts, visual arts, dramatic arts, and architecture and allied arts with the inclusion of multi-disciplinary arts.

 

UNO, DOS, TRES:  UNO Magazine, a men’s lifestyle magazine, collaborated with HUBO on three undertakings this year.  A fitness flashmob in April in partnership with the Department of Health dubbed “Dance for Life” with a surprising close to 250 participants, a video production showcased during UNO’s 9th Anniversary Party and Issue in August with the theme “UNOversity — Back to Basics”, and IN NOMINE MATRIS partnership with the movie poster launch in the magazine’s September issue and the world premiere after-party in December.

 

Maan Perez Ilustre (L), UNO Magazine Managing Director and Ida Ceniza-Tiongson, HUBO Board Member

Maan Perez Ilustre (L), UNO Magazine Managing Director and Ida Ceniza-Tiongson, HUBO Board Member

 

IN NOMINE MATRIS After Party at the exclusive posh PRIVE club

IN NOMINE MATRIS After Party at the exclusive posh PRIVE club

 

100 HONOREES:  HUBO Productions founders WILL FREDO and GREG MACARAEG honored among the 100 Outstanding Filipinos in the USA by the Press Photographers Philippines-USA and Philippine Children’s Charities, Inc.  Both received the award during a black-tie charity event in July at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, California.

HUBO Productions' Mad Men Greg Macaraeg (L) and Will Fredo

HUBO Productions’ Mad Men Greg Macaraeg (L) and Will Fredo
Photography by Kim Guanzon, Make-up by Laa Hernando-Guanzon, Stylist/Creative Direction by Roldan Din

 

Greg Macaraeg and Will Fredo, Outstanding Filipinos in the USA

Greg Macaraeg and Will Fredo, Outstanding Filipinos in the USA

 

THUMBS UP FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:  HUBO co-produced Outside Inside’s entry to the Annual New York International Fringe Festival, NIGHT OF THE AUK, the first major New York revival after more than 50 years of this Arch Oboler’s play.  Positive reviews received and The New York Times agreed.

NIGHT OF THE AUK - Official Poster

NIGHT OF THE AUK – Official Poster

 

Adam Levi in action with the ensemble cast of the revival of NIGHT OF THE AUK

Adam Levi in action with the ensemble cast of the revival of NIGHT OF THE AUK

 

GANAP NA BABAE STRIKES BACK:  The film about women and written and directed by women became a box office hit during the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, screening to an SRO crowd and breaking the record for an independent  film single screening in Cagayan de Oro.  GANAP NA BABAE was also screened in San Francisco during the Filipino Arts and Cinema International (FACINE) Festival.

ACTIVE VISTA FILM FESTIVAL 2012 - Official Poster

ACTIVE VISTA FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – Official Poster

 

GANAP NA BABAE in SM CINEMA Cagayan De Oro, Director Rica Arevalo in Photo

GANAP NA BABAE in SM CINEMA Cagayan De Oro, Director Rica Arevalo in Photo

 

FACINE19 Film Festival – Official Poster

 

Program Director Mauro Tumbocon Jr (left) with Guests

Program Director Mauro Tumbocon Jr (left) with Guests

 

INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM:  Resident Director WILL FREDO was the recipient of the Best Director award during the year’s International Film Festival Manhattan NYC.  Fredo was recognized for the HUBO-produced film THE CAREGIVER.

THE CAREGIVER - Official International Poster

THE CAREGIVER – Official International Poster

 

IFFM Best Director Awardee, Will Fredo (THE CAREGIVER)

IFFM Best Director Awardee, Will Fredo (THE CAREGIVER)

 

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS:  GANAP NA BABAE named the first recipient of the Mount Hope Project Award which recognizes films that present social issues in the hope that it will be a catalyst for change.   Mount Hope Project is a non-profit organization that uses film and the arts to make a direct impact on lives of the underprivileged residents of Payatas in Quezon City, Philippines.  The award was given during the International Film Festival Manhattan NYC.

GANAP NA BABAE (Garden of Eve) - Official International Poster

GANAP NA BABAE (Garden of Eve) – Official International Poster

 

GANAP NA BABAE: Mount Hope Project Awardee

GANAP NA BABAE: Mount Hope Project Awardee

 

CO-INDIE-PENDENCE:   HUBO Productions was a partner to two independent outfits in the realization of Cinema One Originals entries — Solito Arts’ BAYBAYIN (directed by Auraeus Solito) and Origin8 Media’s SLUMBER PARTY (directed by Emmanuel Dela Cruz).

BAYBAYIN - Official Poster

BAYBAYIN – Official Poster

 

HUBO's Ida Tiongson (5th from L) with the cast and crew of BAYBAYIN

HUBO’s Ida Tiongson (5th from L) with the cast and crew of BAYBAYIN

 

SLUMBER PARTY - Official Poster

SLUMBER PARTY – Official Poster

 

Ida Tiongson (HUBO Exec), Venus Raj (Beauty Queen), Ining Dalmacio (HUBO Associate), and Emmanuel Dela Cruz (Director)

Ida Tiongson (HUBO Exec), Venus Raj (Beauty Queen), Ining Dalmacio (HUBO Associate), and Emmanuel Dela Cruz (Director)

 

BRAVO, INDIE! :   WILL FREDO recognized by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as one of this year’s Indie Bravo awards honorees.  Fredo joined an influential list that included Brillante Mendoza, Auraeus Solito, Jaclyn Jose, Eugene Domingo, Eddie Garcia and Nora Aunor.  Eugene Domingo, Eddie Garcia and Nora Aunor.The Inquirer Indie Tribute honors movie icons—filmmakers and actors who have made waves in the international and local scenes.

INDIE BRAVO Award of Distinction, Will Fredo

INDIE BRAVO Award of Distinction, Will Fredo

 

INDIE BRAVO Awardees - Directors and Filmmakers

INDIE BRAVO Awardees – Directors and Filmmakers

 

Will Fredo and Nora Aunor, INDIE BRAVO! Awardees

Will Fredo and Nora Aunor, INDIE BRAVO! Awardees

 

IN NOMINE MATRIS SHINES:  The original and first Flamenco-Filipiniana film, written and directed by WILL FREDO, bagged two trophies during the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night — New Wave Category Most Gender Sensitive Film and Best Actress for LIZA DIÑO.

Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Winners Liza Diño and Will Fredo

Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Winners Liza Diño and Will Fredo

 

Best Actress Winner Liza Diño

Best Actress Winner Liza Diño

 

Most Gender-Sensitive Film Winner IN NOMINE MATRIS

Most Gender-Sensitive Film Winner IN NOMINE MATRIS

 

In addition IN NOMINE MATRIS is the New Wave Category box office topnotcher of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.  The movie stars Liza Diño, Biboy Ramirez, Al Gatmaitan introducing Tami Monsod and Clara Ramona with Maradee De Guzman, Jam Pérez, Bong Cabrera, Joan Palisoc, and Leo Rialp.

Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave 2012

Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave 2012

 

IN NOMINE MATRIS cast and crew at the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night

IN NOMINE MATRIS cast and crew at the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night

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