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A MAJOR MAJOR Announcement: HUBO joins The Slumber Party


HUBO Producer Ida Tiongson with Beauty Queen Venus Raj, Ining Dalmacio,
and Director Emman Dela Cruz [ Click picture for a larger image ]

HUBO Productions signed up its most recent collaboration deal via an agreement to support the production of Origin8 Media’s Slumber Party. HUBO Financial Director and Board Member Ida Ceniza-Tiongson was on hand to seal this deal with Slumber Party director Emmanuel Dela Cruz representing Origin8 Media. Slumber Party received a production grant from Cinema One Originals and is an official selection of the festival to be held this November.

Slumber Party is set on the eve of August 23, 2010, the night when a bus carrying Chinese nationals from Hong Kong are held hostage in Manila, Philippines while Philippine representative Maria Venus Raj is under pressure in the Miss Universe pageant to bring home the coveted crown. Three long time friends throw a sleep over party and do a vigil to once again show their support for the country’s delegate to the most prestigious beauty pageant.  Nursing a broken heart from a failed romance, Phillippe is joined by Elle and Jhana to carry him through that night. On what was planned as a light and fun night took a twisted turn when a young frat-boy broke into the house where they were staying.  Questions about life, love and friendship arose within the course of the night.

About Origin8 Media

Origin8 Media is founded by eight storytellers that aims to create and produce content that is original, excellent, and meaningful as it is commercially viable.  The founders are writers, producers and directors whose collective body of work in the film and television industry includes some of the biggest and memorable hits of the last decade. Work credits of the members of Origin8 in various capacities include Endo, Tanging Ina, KimmyDora, Nasaan Ka Man, Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington, and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros.  Origin8 believes that excellent content and blockbuster success go hand in hand, that critical acclaim and mass appeal are not opposing forces.

About HUBO Productions

HUBO Productions is an independent multi-media production company that is known for its core film ventures. To date, HUBO has released three full-length films, that have been shown in the Philippines and in international film festival circuits. Its fourth release, In Nomine Matris, is going to be screened this December as an official selection of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Feature Film Category. HUBO has ventured its artistic reach in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. HUBO encourages artistry through practical means, and dedicates its art to stimulate the mind however unconventional and unfamiliar.


HUBO Producer Ida Tiongson (center) with Director Emman Dela Cruz
with the TRIBEK cast of The Slumber Party (l-r) Markki Stroem, Archie Alemania and RK Bagatsing,

“PROMISES” Promises Success: A Filipino Artist Featured in Finch Lane Gallery

Utah is known as the mecca for Latter Days Saints (Mormon) and the home of the top American film festival called Sundance founded by Robert Redford. In between the extremities is the fast growing Art World in its capital Salt Lake City. Every year, the prestigious The Salt Lake City Arts Council (a division in the SLC Department of Community and Economic Development) look for artists to feature in its historic Finch Lane/Park Gallery.

Out of hundreds of applicants, the Visual Artist Committee of the Arts Council has selected budding artist/painter Roldan Din, the first Filipino to be featured in the much coveted opportunity in Utah. The gallery showcases Roldan Din’s “PROMISES,” a collection of mixed media paintings on big wood boards, canvases, and paper. His work will be on display March 9 until April 27, 2012.

Also on exhibit are stone and bronze sculptures by established Bryon Draper called “Proxy Offering.”  The Salt Lake Seven, a group photography exhibit called “Prisoners of Consciousness” completes the featured collection.

Roldan Din, a resident artist at HUBO Productions, has selected pieces from various periods since he started painting in 2006. PROMISES includes his work in Seattle (2006-07), New York (2007-09), and Utah (2009-present). Each piece represents emotions and experiences living in those places and circumstances at certain points of his life. The collection, as expressed by those who have seen them, are both strikingly moving and thought-provoking. His play with colors and texture gives a certain mixture of sensitivity and callousness, a must see for art students and patrons.

“My work focuses on change. I try to capture transitions unconsciously by creating tangible pieces over periods of time. My works are impulses of the moments I am in. I feel that collectively they are layers of time passing and of movements from one state to another. I am not interested in positing an idea or image because I believe in the more meaningful dialogue between a piece of work and its viewer. So, in that sense, my works are always abstract.  Even the identifiable imageries in my paintings and photos are not fully calculated nor staged. The real people, places and things in my work exist within the context of time, places, cultures, relationships, intentions, hopes and dreams and are therefore only representations of something bigger and more complex. I do not offer enlightenment but only a view of my own personal journey.”

Forever 1 - Mixed Media on wood panel 48"x48"

Promises - Mixed Media on wood panel 48"x48"

Flight - Mixed Media on wood panel 48"x48"

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For him, “art is a powerful tool for education and growth for both the artists and viewers. I also believe art can transcend all kinds of barriers and limitations.” As promised, Roldan Din’s work promises nothing but a bright future for the budding artist.

The successful opening reception last March 9 filled the gallery with guests from the Salt Lake City Arts Council patrons and supporters to the beautiful families of the featured artists. The work will be on display until April 27. Visit for special events and art walks scheduled for the next coming months.

Finch Lane Gallery is open Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00pm. It is located at 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, call +1.801.596.5000.

With Kim Duffin, SLC Arts Council Asst. Director and Grants Officer | With Will Fredo, CEO/Resident Director of HUBO

With family Chef Ferdz Din, Jacqui Din, Ruth Din, Photographer/Videographer Kim Guanzon, and Makeup and Grooming consultant Laa Hernando-Guanzon

With esteemed members of KULTURANG PILIPINO ENSEMBLE | With Interior Designer Kim Kienow and hubby, Kim & Laa Guanzon and Hair Stylist Eddie Bellini

With Laa and Kim , Models Victoria and Jonath Packham, Rhyan Atrice, Danielle Huffin, Jewelry Designer Lauren K. Benally, Will Fredo and Jacqui Din

With NYC friends Sandra Gail Frayna and guest | With local socialite Larry Acosta Chua and CPA/Model Benjie Anthony Rivera

Roldan Din with family and friends


Brave New Music


Following the success of its debut film Compound, HUBO Productions Inc. does a first in independent cinema circuit by embarking on a search for fresh music to complement its second offering. The result is the soundtrack BRAVE NEW MUSIC: Songs from the Original Motion Picture Sa Pagdapo ng Mariposa.

The soundtrack includes songs from a recently held contest wherein musicians submitted entries. A diverse mix of pop, rock, world, rhythm and blues, and metal was selected from more than 200 entries coming from the Philippines (Manila, Bacolod), Japan, and the United States.

Bar favorite VerseS performs the carrier single “Home,” a song about personal struggles and the desire to seek shelter and security.

Three tracks were specifically written for the movie based on the theme posted in the competition mechanics—”Caregiver” written by Ryan Bobis Villena and performed by Area 5, “Di Kita Iiwan” written by U.S.-based Filipino Ferdz Din and sung by Australian-American Elin Jr, and “Let’s Play” written by Marq Dollentes together with soul/R&B singer Keith Martin who performed it with talented female vocalist Isabella.

Four bands included in the soundtrack have albums released in the market-Red Horse Muziklaban winner Sunflower Day Camp, Liquid Jane, RedLead 65, and The Rinka Collective.  Underground metal act, Intolerant, and one of Bacolod’s pride, 4WD, round up the list.

BRAVE NEW MUSIC: Songs from the Original Motion Picture Sa Pagdapo ng Mariposa is now available in Astrovision/Plus stores.

1. Home by Verses
2. Botelya by Liquid Jane
3. Tara by The Rinka Collective
4. CC/Hour by Sunflower Day Camp
5. ‘Di Kita Iiwan by Elin Jr
6. Gising Na by 4WD
7. Langit Na by RedLead 65
8. Shift by Intolerant
9. Caregiver by Area 5
10. Let’s Play by Isabella featuring Keith Martin
Bonus Tracks:
11. Home (Radio Edit) by VerseS
12. Home (Instrumental) by VerseS
13. Caregiver (Euthanasia Mix) by Area 5