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In Nomine Matris premieres in Spain

In Nomine Matris - Official PosterIN NOMINE MATRIS is the Closing Film at the VII Ciclo de Cine y Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain

Filipino independent movie IN NOMINE MATRIS (In the Name of the Mother) by writer and director Will Fredo has been selected to be the closing film at this year’s VII Ciclo de Cine y Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain. The yearly celebration of Flamenco films at the heart and origins of the dance, Andalusia, Spain, will premiere the movie at its capital in Sevilla this July 4th as the festival’s closing film. Instituto Andaluz Del Flamenco, Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Andalusia with the support of UNESCO and Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla (CICUS) organize the festival.

As critic and columnist Mario Bautista declares, “In Nomine Matris is the first local [Filipino] movie to feature flamenco as part of the story. It could very well be our official introduction to this classical Spanish dance with its elaborate footwork, arm, hand and body movements, sometimes with castanets or a fan.” The movie, produced by HUBO Productions, is the first Filipino film to be presented in the Festival. In Nomine Matris stars 38th Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Best Actress Liza Diño (also a contender for the Best Actress plum of the forthcoming Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino URIAN Awards) together with Biboy Ramirez, Al Gatmaitan, Tami Monsod, and Clara Ramona (URIAN Best Supporting Actress nominee).

“Kinakabahan ako actually. To show the people of Andalusia (Spain) our movie is a big deal. The place is the heart of Flamenco, they can be really critical about the art form. But for the film festival to invite and appreciate what we tried to do in In Nomine Matris is very humbling,” expresses Fredo.  “It’s about time we highlight the thriving topnotch Flamenco artists we have here in the Philippines,” he added. As articulated by Tito Genova Valiente, Chairman of Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, “In Nomine Matris remains one of the most thematically daring and, ultimately, most visually compelling of films produced in this republic. Dance in this film is not merely an expression of a mood; dance in this film pushes the tale to a finish.”

Based on real life events, this heart-stomping and intense drama, In Nomine Matris (In the Name of the Mother) dares to capture the passion of women and their dance. At the same time the narrative pays homage to the Philippines’ Spanish heritage and culture.

In the heart of Metro Manila, Mara (Diño), a young dance protégé, seeks to land the principal part of a dance company that is helming a show named In Nomine Matris. On her quest to land the coveted break, a series of events turned her sense of meaning upside down and is faced with a life-changing decision. She turns to her mentor Mercedes (Ramona) and her mother Ava (Monsod) as she searches for answers in the beautifully loud and endlessly moving world she lives in.

The movie also features Jam Pérez, Maradee De Guzman, Bong Cabrera, Leo Rialp, and Joan Palisoc. Flamenco master Clara Ramona dance-choreographs and world jazz musician Bob Aves scores the film, fusing original Filipiniana and Flamenco movement and music.

In Nomine Matris closes VII Ciclo de Cine y Flamenco

In Nomine Matris closes VII Ciclo de Cine y Flamenco

IN NOMINE MATRIS SPOTTED

In Nomine Matris at Fitness First

In Nomine Matris at Fitness First

In Nomine Matris at Fitness First
In Nomine Matris at Fitness First

SLUMBER PARTY: A CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS 2012 FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY

CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS 2012
presents

in association with Origin8 Media, HUBO Productions Inc., and Christian Diamzon Pictures

SLUMBER PARTY
a film by Emman Dela Cruz
Starring Archie Alemania, RK Bagatsing, Sef Cadayona, Markki Stroem
with special participation of
Niño Muhlach, Maey Bautista, Betong Sumaya, and Ms. Venus Raj

2012 CINEMA ONE ORIGINAL FESTIVAL

Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 at Robinsons Galleria
Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at the EDSA Shangri-La Cineplex 

SLUMBER PARTY Official Poster

SLUMBER PARTY Official Poster
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GANAP NA BABAE: ACTIVE VISTA FILM FESTIVAL in CAGAYAN DE ORGO

Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival 2012

in cooperation with

HUBO Productions, Inc.

presents

GANAP NA BABAE (Garde of Eve)

November 24, 2012  |  10:30AM  |  SM CAGAYAN DE ORO CINEMA 2

GANAP NA BABAE in ACTIVE VISTA FILM FESTIVAL 2012

GANAP NA BABAE in ACTIVE VISTA FILM FESTIVAL 2012
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BABAYIN: A CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS 2012 FESTIVAL OFFICIAL ENTRY

CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS 2012
presents

in association with Solito Arts with the support of HUBO Productions Inc.,

BAYBAYIN
Written and Directed by Auraeus Solito
Starring Assunta De Rossi, Adrian Sebastian, Alessandra De Rossi2012 CINEMA ONE ORIGINAL FESTIVAL

Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 at Robinsons Galleria
Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at the EDSA Shangri-La Cineplex 

BAYBAYIN Official Poster

BAYBAYIN Official Poster
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A MAJOR MAJOR Announcement: HUBO joins The Slumber Party

HUBO and 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 and THE SLUMBER PARTY

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,

HUBO Productions commits to support Solito Arts’ Baybayin

HUBO Productions has entered an agreement to support the production of Solito Arts’ Baybayin, an official selection of the upcoming Cinema One Originals slated to be held on November 2012.

Baybayin, by Auraeus Solito, is the second installment of a trilogy that engages the indigenous Palawan culture and philosophy, the first one being Busong. Baybayin is the tale of two half sisters both in love with a man who is unable to hear or talk to them, proving that love can communicate even in silence. It is inspired by Palawan’s local legends and hopes to dramatize the Palawan script as well. The film stars the de Rossi sisters, Assunta and Alessandra.

HUBO Board Member Ida Ceniza-Tiongson was instrumental in this new collaboration.  Solito, on signing up HUBO’s support for his latest film project remarked,  “The meeting with Ida was serendipitous in a way.  I felt that HUBO is a group of people that respects artistic integrity of filmmakers.”  Further he acknowledges that HUBO has produced progressive and meaningful films before.

BAYBAYIN, A CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS 2012 ENTRY

About Solito Arts

Solito Arts is Auraeus Solito’s company.  He is an acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker who rose to international fame with his first feature film Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros). His last film Busong was presented at the prestigious Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. He was recently chosen to be part of Take 100, The Future of Film, a book published by Phaidon Press, New York that presented an emerging generation of the most talented filmmakers around the world.

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, with two that are in post-production work. It 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.

Ida Tiongson (center) together with the Director and the Cast of Baybayin

Ida Tiongson (center) together with the Director and the Cast of Baybayin

UNO Magazine’s Commemorative Video Unveiled

On August 29, UNO unveiled the commemorative video that accompanies its 9th anniversary celebration. The video features the team behind UNO Magazine that puts together its glossy pictures and pages and makes things happen.  HUBO Productions was tasked to produce the video.

 

 

Under the supervision of HUBO’s CEO and Resident Director Will Fredo, UNO’s managing director Maan Ilustre and HUBO’s Gian Caluag conceptualized the video in keeping with the celebratory theme “UNOversity Back to Basics.” Line Producer, Ida Ceniza-Tiongson, cannot contain her excitement and pride that she called it a music video masterpiece. Caluag shares the credit with his Ninja Films associates Marielle Hizon, editing, and Richard Bautista, graphics.

UNO MAGAZINE COVER GIRLS, AUGUST 29, 2012 UNOversity Party

UNO MAGAZINE COVER GIRLS, AUGUST 29, 2012 UNOversity Party

HUBO Productions and UNO Magazine sign a deal

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

HUBO Productions and UNO Magazine (5 Leaf Publishing Co., Inc.) has signed an agreement to produce a video production that will accompany UNO Magazine’s 9th Anniversary issue. For this, the team of UNO has planned a commemorative special collector’s edition issue and a grand celebration. UNO has chosen the theme of “UNOversity — Back to Basics” for the festivities. UNO Magazine Managing Director Maan Ilustre exclaims “UNOversity theme is a Grand Alumni Homecoming of anything and everything UNO.

It is a Pep Rally of sorts for everything we have done. We are closing the chapter of the last 9 years and entering a new exciting era.”  She further expressed excitement with this initial collaboration with HUBO. Ida Ceniza-Tiongson, HUBO board member, represented HUBO in sealing the partnership. Says Ceniza-Tiongson “HUBO has always been open to collaboration that would challenge and expand our artistic reach and this venture is one of them. We are delighted to be working with UNO.” The celebration will be kicked-off by a Grand Alumni Homecoming party on August 29, which will bring back the top and hottest previous UNO cover girls.

UNO Magazine is a men’s lifestyle magazine that covers men’s interest that ranges from women, sports, cars and other vehicles, gadgets, career, fashion to fitness. It aims to publish relevant topics that its target market will find fun, useful, inspirational and intelligent.

HUBO Productions, on its sixth year, sees this project as an expansion from its core film ventures to solidify its multi-media status. To date, HUBO has released three-full length films, with two that are in post-production work. It has ventured to produce a soundtrack that featured emerging Philippine independent bands, co-presented theatre works both in New York City and Manila, and supported other independent films and music video. HUBO has also championed a visual arts exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah, sponsored a dance festival in Seattle, and has been instrumental in organizing a fitness flashmob in the Philippines.

[ Original Article first appeared August 22, 2012 at http://unomagazine.com.ph/2012/08/hubo-productions-and-uno-magazine-sign-a-deal-for-commemorative-video/ ]