Documentarists: Mike Enriquez, Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco, Jay
Taruc, Howie Severino, Kara David, Sandra Aguinaldo, Raffy Tima, Arnold Clavio
and Vicky Morales
From the most awarded and credible team of
broadcast journalists in the country, here comes GMA News and Public Affairs’
award winning video documentaries now on DVDs.
Apart from presenting the country’s biggest
issues – education, health, environment, crime and justice, labor, corruption
as well as electoral reform--, it furthermore tackles different life situations
of ordinary people of the country, which also concerns survival stories through
their tormenting days.
Cast: Judy Ann Santos , Gina
Pareño, Mylene Dizon, Eugene Domingo, Tony Mabesa, Meryll Soriano, Ces Quesada,
Crispin Medina, Tessie Tomas, Spanky Manikan, Ketchup Eusebio, Boodge
Fernandez, Cedric Amit, Ogoy Agustin, Joel Torre, Beth Tamayo
Ploning, is a story of one man’s search for the enigmatic woman who has deeply wounded him in the past. Having grown up in an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel, Rodrigo (30 years old) returns to the beautiful island of Cuyo and is given from sunrise to sunset to look for his “Ploning”.
In his search, he discovers that the woman he loved and adored as a boy is not the woman he thought he knew. Ploning has displayed her maternal love for Digo (the 6-year old Rodrigo) but is shrouded in her mysterious love and devotion for Tomas, her childhood sweetheart who left her when she was 16. This 30-year-old spinster who has held a special place amongst the people as a dutiful daughter, a devoted friend, a caring sister and a loving maternal figure is slowly unveiled through Rodrigo’s memory and an emotional meeting with Ploning’s confidante, Seling. Through his search, Ploning will be revealed as the island’s most bittersweet source of selfless love. Release Date: November 2008 SRP: DVD/VCD – P425/295
Cast:Diether Ocampo, Cherry Pie Picache, Bembol Roco, Karylle, LJ Reyes, Vaness Del Moral, Sheena Halili, Coco Martin, Ritchie Macapagal, Vangie Labalan, Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Genre: Drama
"Pi7ong Tagpo" is about life's journey, 7 different lives, 7 struggles, 7 decisions, 7 realities - all filmed in one take. The vision of the producers and director Rahyan is to craft a unique film by shooting each segment in real time. This means that each story was done in one long take – with absolutely no cuts – just like a theater production. Director Rahyan Carlos expounds, "Life is like a coin, you can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once." In an interview, Robert Seña, one of the actors and also part of the production team elaborates, "Life has no rehearsals, no cuts. You only live it once." Making the film more ambitious is the fact that each episode was shot between 13 to 20 minutes.
Creative Futures seeks to inspire, educate and open people's eyes to life's many possibilities and create a ripple today for tomorrow's wave – a wave of hope and change that will make Filipino lives a little better. Release Date: October 2008
Cast/Character: Marian Rivera (Dyesebel), Dingdong Dantes (Fredo Legaspi), Kirsten Jane (Singrit), Jean Garcia (Queen Lucia/Doña Ava Legaspi), Rufa Mae Quinto (Amafura), Ricky Davao (Don Juan Legaspi), Alfred Vargas (Erebus), Mylene Dizon (Queen Dyangga), Marco Alcaraz (Usaro)
Genre: Fantasy /Romance/ Drama
The story of Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel begins when human Lucia (Jean Garcia) delivers a beautiful, yet unusual, baby girl; unusual because unlike normal babies, Lucia’s child is born with fins for legs. The child is named Dyesebel. And although surprised by their daughter’s strange form, Lucia and her husband Tonio (Wendell Ramos) promises to love their child no matter what.
But in no time at all, their neighbors discover the couple’s secret. And when the community is hit with a series of catastrophes, the town believes that the anomaly that is Dyesebel is to blame; an accusation that leads Lucia to offer her only daughter to the sea, where she would fit better.
Unknown to Lucia, it is at the heart of the sea that Dyesebel’s adventures and misfortunes will begin, and that it is within the confines of the waters that Dyesebel will lead a new life, a journey that would take her to the depths of the sea, as well as the chaos of the city.
Release Date: October 2008 (Local) P175.00 per volume