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Director Will Fredo named by Philippine Daily Inquirer as one of this year’s Indie Bravo! honorees

BRAVO NEWS: HUBO Productions CEO and Resident Director Will Fredo named by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as one of this year’s Indie Bravo! awards honorees. Fredo joins a list that includes Brillante Mendoza, Auraeus Solito, Jaclyn Jose,Eugene Domingo, Eddie Garcia and Nora Aunor. Fredo won the Best Director plum for HUBO’s The Caregiver at the recently concluded International Film Festival Manhattan NYC. His latest work In Nomine Matris (In the Name of the Mother), also produced by HUBO, will premiere during the longest-running film festival in the Philippines — The Metro Manila Film Festival, December 18-22, 2012.

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Director Will Fredo, Indie Bravo! awardee

Director Will Fredo, Indie Bravo! awardee

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On its third year, the Inquirer Indie Tribute, now officially dubbed the Indie Bravo! awards, is honoring movie icons—filmmakers and actors who have made waves in the international and local scenes.

This year, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is celebrating the achievements of new and past winners.

Among the honorees from year one who made it to this year’s lineup are Brillante Ma. Mendoza, Auraeus Solito, Adolfo Alix Jr. and Chris Martinez.

Six are first-timers: Jun Robles Lana, Jet Leyco, Benito Bautista, Will Fredo, Vincent Sandoval and Ron Morales.

Interestingly, four of them—Bautista, Fredo, Sandoval and Morales—are Filipinos based in the United States.

Indeed, the Filipino indie community is growing and going global.

The Inquirer Indie Tribute has also expanded to include some of the actors who have won awards in the international film festival circuit in the last seven years: Anita Linda, Gina Pareño, Rustica Carpio, Jaclyn Jose, Cherry Pie Picache, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Eugene Domingo and Nora Aunor.

Also included in Inquirer’s roster of honorees are two veteran actors, Eddie Garcia and Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, who are much loved as staunch allies of indie filmmakers.

This year, the Inquirer Indie Tribute will be held on December 10 at the newspaper’s Makati office at 6 p.m.

Most of the awardees are expected to grace the event, which has become a convivial and much-anticipated occasion in the local movie scene.

Once again, the Inquirer toasts the very best of the Filipino indie film community!


As seen in Philippine Daily Inquirer December 6, 2012 | 9:40 pm