PASOK ang pitong (7) feature projects na pinili ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) sa First Cut Lab Feature na gaganapin mula Abril 11 hanggang 17, 2019.

Ang First Cut Lab ay isang international project development and editing lab na binuo upang tulungan ang filmmakers na lalong pagandahin ang kanilang film projects in development at projects na nasa post-production stage.

Kasama sa feature projects na nasa development stage sa First Cut Lab ngayong taon ang Dancing the Tide ni Xeph Suarez, Everybody Leaves ni Phyllis Grande, Fan Girl ni Antoinette Jadaone, Purple Sun ni Carlo Catu, Karaoke News ni John Paul Su, Thanatos ni E. Del Mundo, Babae at Baril (The Girl and the Gun) ni Rae Red, at The Perilous Odyssey to Mount Gulsuk ni Jordan dela Cruz. Ang napili namang feature projects in post-production ay Hayop Ka! (You Son of a Bitch!) ni Avid Liongoren at John Denver Trending ni Arden Rod Condez.

Feature Projects in Development Stage:

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Dancing the Tide

Director: Xeph Suarez

Producers: Roderick Cabrido at Omar Sortijas

Logline: ASTRI, a 16-year old Sama Badjao transwoman, is forced to leave her long-time boyfriend, Tambulah, to marry a woman betrothed to her even before she was born.

Everybody Leaves

Director: Phyllis Grande

Producer: Alemberg Ang

Logline: Set in present Japan, a Japanese-Filipina exchange student spends her last months searching for her father while cleaning the houses of people who died lonely deaths.

Fan Girl

Director: Antoinette Jadaone

Producers: Dan Villegas and Bianca Balbuena

Production Companies: Epicmedia and Project 8 cor. San Joaquin Projects

Logline: An obsessed teenage fan finds herself inside a mansion with her celebrity idol she thought she knew and learns exactly why they say never meet your heroes.

Purple Sun

Director: Carlo Catu

Producer: April Batican and Bianca Balbuena

Logline: Purple Sun is a love story between two Filipino men and a Japanese woman set in the majestic landscape and unique culture of Japan. It is a film about the cross-cultural understanding between Filipinos and Japanese in regards to love, sex, and their way of living.

Karaoke News

Director: John Paul Su

Producer: Manet Dayrit

Logline: When a staged karaoke lounge hostage operation goes awry, an investigative journalist must use creative means to unravel and expose the truth.

Thanatos

Director: E. Del Mundo

Producer: Pamela Reyes

Logline: A troubled teen, Samboy, recruits his best friend to be part of a militia that will massacre 58 people.

Babae at Baril (The Girl and the Gun)

Director: Rae Red

Producer: Lana Bernardez

Logline: A local department store saleslady has had enough of being an underdog when she finds a gun right on her doorstep one night. Her life drastically changes as she discovers how much power owning a gun can give you.

The Perilous Odyssey to Mount Gulsuk

Director: Jordan dela Cruz

Producers: Alemberg Ang, Arleeen Cuevas, John Badalu, and Siege Ledesma

Production Companies: VY/AC Productions and Cinematografica

Logline: When the life of his pregnant girlfriend is threatened by a mysterious illness, Joseph, a reluctant teenage father-to-be, embarks on a quest to save his beloved. His surreal odyssey begins in the Philippines, transitions to the soul-devouring labor camps of Arabia, and ends at the peak of mythical Mount Gulsuk.

Feature Projects in Post-Production

Hayop Ka! (You Son of a Bitch!)

Director: Avid Liongoren

Producers: Joyce Bernal, Piolo Pascual, Erickson Raymundo, and E. Del Mundo

Production Company: Rocketsheep Studio

Logline: Nimfa the pretty pussycat is a perfume sales kitty at a department store. Her boyfriend, Roger the macho mongrel, is a janitor. Nimfa meets Inigo the bourgeoisie business dog and chemistry ignites! Will Nimfa and Roger’s love keep them together, or will Inigo’s high society charms tear them apart?

John Denver Trending

Director: Arden Rod Condez

Producers: Sheron Dayoc and Sonny Calvento

Production Companies: What If Films Philippines and Southern Lantern Pictures (With Support from Outpost Visual Frontier and Tinker Bulb Productions)

Logline: A 14-year-old farmboy’s life is upended when a video of him brutally attacking a classmate went viral.

Samantala, dalawang documentary projects naman ang tatanggapin para sa First Cut Lab Docs, at papangalanan ang mga ito sa mga susunod na araw. Kasama rin sa lalahok sa Doc Lab ang grantees ng SineSaysay Documentary Lab and Showcase.

-REGGEE BONOAN