Seven months deep in quarantine, and we know that you’re already running out of things to watch. That’s why we’re back with another list of what to check out this month!
One thing that we learned during the n-month long community quarantine is that there are a lot of great indie films that we missed when they were first released. Luckily, Filipino cinephiles can now have the opportunity to catch up and enjoy some binge-worthy independent films—thanks to Cinema One Originals. (Read: 4 Apps Where You Can Watch Original Filipino Films)
Check out these five local films that will premiere on the Cinema One Originals YouTube channel this month!
C1 Originals on YouTube: Di Ingon ‘Nato
Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us) is a 2011 Bisaya Indie horror film directed by Brandon Relucio and Ivan Zaldarriaga. The film is set in a remote village in the Visayas where villagers are stricken by an unknown disease. As the village chief and doctor try to control the situation, they discover that the dead are rising from their graves. (Read: 5 Movies That Predicted an Outbreak Like COVID-19)
Di Ingon ‘Nato is the first Bisaya zombie film and one of the first known zombie films made in the Philippines. It is available for streaming on the Cinema One Originals YouTube channel from October 7 to November 2.
C1 Originals on YouTube: Violator
Violator is a psychological-horror film written and directed by Eduardo “Dodo” Dayao in 2014. It follows the story of five men who met a mysterious prisoner when they were caught stranded inside a police station at the height of a super-typhoon.
The film features Victor Neri, Anthony Falcon, RK Bagatsing, Timothy Mabalot, Andy Bais, and Joel Lamangan. It was first released as part of the Cinema One Originals Festival in 2014 where it won four awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Anthony Bais’ portrayal, Best Sound, and Best Editing. (Read: 4 Amazing Films By Venice Film Fest Best Director Lav Diaz)
Violator is available for streaming on the Cinema One Originals YouTube channel from October 14 to November 2.
C1 Originals on YouTube: Mariquina
Mariquina is the sophomore film of Filipino director Milo Sogueco. It was part of the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival in 2014.
As the title suggests, the film delves into the problems that beset the Marikina shoe industry, as well as the families that make them. It features Mylene Dizon, Ricky Davao, and Barbie Forteza. Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos also made a short cameo as herself. (Read: 5 Must-Watch Movies Starring Elijah Canlas)
Mariquina is available for streaming on the Cinema One Originals YouTube channel from October 16 to November 2.
C1 Originals on YouTube: Last Supper No. 3
Veronica Velasco’s Last Supper No. 3 is a dramatic comedy film that manages to be entertaining and relevant with its humor and storytelling.
The film won Best Film at the Cinemalaya in 2009, and tells the story of Wilson Nañawa, an Assistant Production Designer who had to face the Philippine legal system after losing the image of Last Supper owned by Gareth Pugeda after using it as a prop for a TV commercial. (Read: 5 Movies and TV Shows About Medical Workers)
Last Supper No. 3 is available for streaming on the Cinema One Originals YouTube channel from October 21 to November 2.
C1 Originals on YouTube: Melodrama Negra
Melodrama Negra is a screen adaptation of Allan Lopez’ Palanca Award-winning stage play directed by Maribel Legarda in 2012. The film also won two awards, Best Supporting Actress for Ria Garcia and the Audience Choice Award at the Cinema One Originals of the same year. (Read: 3 Filipino Films to Make Netflix Premiere in August)
The film tells the story of Dee and her dead friends Gomez and Lim, sisters Twinkle and Candy, and wealthy father and son Congressman Ramirez and Rex as they try to accomplish their unfinished business on earth.
The film features Gee Canlas, Jerald Napoles, Bong Cabrera, Sheng Belmonte, Nicco Manalo, Gerhard Acao, Gerhard Acao, Cindy Lopez, and Ria Garcia. It is available for streaming on the Cinema One Originals YouTube channel from October 21 to November 2.