Ded Na Si Lolo is RP’s Entry to 2010 Oscars

by • September 22, 2009 • EntertainmentComments (2)1525

Ded Na Si Lolo Poster

Ded Na Si Lolo Poster

In 2010, the Independent Dramedy Film entitled ‘Ded Na Si Lolo’ is the Philippines official entry to 82nd Oscar Awards. With ‘Ded Na Si Lolo ‘Philippine is rooting to have a shot at the most prestigious award giving body of the world. This might be a chance of Philippine film industry to be noticed worldwide.

Ded Na Si Lolo is a dramedy movie is produced by APT Entertainment and was directed by Soxie Topacio. It stars seasoned actors and actress of the industry namely the comedian Roderick Paulate, Manilyn Reynes, Elizabeth Oropesa, Gina Alajar, Rainer Castillo, Dick Israel and BJ Forbes.

Ded Na Si Lolo received a grade of “A” from MTRCB when it was shown in limited theaters last May this year. Twelve movies undergo a stringent process to earn the right to become the Philippine’s official entry in Oscar’s next year. Ded Na Si Lolo indie film bested all 11 other films contending for the right to represent the Philippines in the 2010 Oscars.

The 11 other films included in selection process were:

Pitik Bulag (ALV Entertainment)
The Last Viewing (Davis Entertainment)
Kamoteng Kahoy (APT Entertainment)
Concerto (Solito Arts Productions and Seiko Films)
Baler (Viva Films)
Jay (Pasion para Pelikula Productions)
Bente (APT Enterainment)
100 (Martinez-Rivera Films)
Lola (Centerstage productions)
Manila (MJM Productions and Bicycle Pictures)
Adela (Bicycle Pictures)

The selection for process was made by the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP). The FAP Oscar Committee is composed of the following:

Eddie Romero – National Artist for Film
Robert Arevalo – Veteran actor and director
Jose Carreon – Directors’ Guild of the Philippines
Johnny Delgado – Actors Workshop Foundation
William Mayo – Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association
Manny Morfe – Production Designers Guild of the Philippines
Jess Navarro – United Film Editors’ Guild of the Philippines
Elwood Perez – PMPDA

So, let’s our fingers cross. This maybe the break the Filipino filmmakers’ waiting for.

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2 Responses to Ded Na Si Lolo is RP’s Entry to 2010 Oscars

  1. adelaida says:

    this film was so great…the director and actors are so powerful…parang di sila umaarte sa harap ng camera…i like Ms.MANILYN REYNES acting attack sana magkaroon pa ng mga makabuluhang film at very entertaining hindi puro kabalastugan ang pinapalabas at pinuproduce….i’m so positive this film will be the
    “THE PRIDE OF THE FILIPINO”ganyan ang buhay ng mga pinoy We know how to laugh in times of pain but we are so sensitive

  2. Eric says:

    The problem with Philippines movie is that acting is so overdone. You don’t need to scream to show that you are angry. Subtlety is much powerful and hard to do just to evoke emotion. What is funny to the locals would not be funny to the Oscar jurors. Himala is one movie that captured all these. Philippine films have never been nominated in Oscar.