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Two Love Stories distributed by Viva International Pictures


Competing head-to-head in the box office, which opened on Wednesday, June 27 in cinemas nationwide were the two films—the QCinema 2017 entry ‘The Write Moment’ and the 2018 American romantic-drama ‘Adrift’.

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The former being a local production stars theater artist-turned comedic actor in mainstream films—Jerald Napoles with Valeen Montenegro as Dave and Joyce, respectively; while the latter as a foreign-distributed film features Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play Tami Oldham Ashcraft and Richard Sharp, which is based on a true story.

‘The Write Moment’ take the moviegoers to the kind of love story that Napoles’s character as Dave is a heartbroken writer who tries to get back with an ex-lover through his romantic comedy ‘hugot’ script but fails; he finds himself magically living-out the scenes he has written instead. He’s forced to follow everything verbatim-or else face being stuck in an existential loop of scenes that repeat over and over again. If Dave is trying to redo what he wants his love story to end up; Woodley after she woke up in the aftermath of the storm that she and her boyfriend Richard have gone through with 40-foot waves and 140-knot winds in the film ‘Adrift’, she has to find the strength and determination to save herself and the man she can’t see herself living without.

Both films offer love stories. Though, the four characters in the two films may have struggles that could be unexpected in most romantic-drama and romantic-comedy flicks. But what is more important is that they have loved and they fought for it.

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ToFarm Film Festival is in its Second Year


iMANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines – At the Mactan Room of a luxury five-star hotel—Shangri-La EDSA, United Harvesters Incorporated recently held its Thanksgiving Luncheon at the same time launched its second year of ToFarm Film Festival on Thursday, August 25.

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Present in the Press Launch are (L-R): Delos Reyes, festival director; Dr. How executive vice-president of Universal Harvesters Incorporated; and Cunanan, project director for the festival.

Present in the said event were the mother and main advocate of ToFarm—Dr. Milagros Ong-How, the festival director—multi-awarded international film and TV master director Maryo J. Delos Reyes, and the project director Rommel Cunanan.

The people behind the three winning films—‘Paglipay’, ‘Pitong Kabang Palay’ and ‘Free Range’ as well as the Jury Special Award for Outstanding Film—‘Pauwi Na’ and the two other film finalists—‘Pilapil’ and ‘Kakampi’ were also in attendance.

Delos Reyes, the festival director officially announced the opening of the second year of the festival. Though the mechanics haven’t changed; this year’s theme is ‘Planting the Seeds of Change’ and the new category for awardees for Best Child Performer are the new things to look forward to.

The first festival ran last July 13 to 19 and was extended the following week from July 20 to 27. It also had its Central Luzon run from August 24-30.

Six film finalists will still be chosen for the second year. Deadline for submission of entries is set on Friday, November 18 and must be sent to ToFarm Secretariat Office located on the 10th floor of Harvester Corporate Center situated at 158 P. Tuazon corner 7th and 8th Avenue, Quezon City.

For more information about the festival, contact (632) 7095001 to 02 or log on to ToFarm.org.

Related Link: ‘Paglipay’ wins big at ToFarm awards night

ToFarm Film Fest reveals Top 6 Screenplay Entries


After seven months of mounting the search for outstanding screenplay entries in the first-ever ToFarm Film Festival, which is spearheaded by United Harvesters Incorporated, it revealed its Top Six screenplay entries (to be given the chance to start its production) at the Batanes Room of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, February 6.

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Winners All (L-R): Dennis Marasigan of ‘Free Range’, Paolo Villaluna of ‘Pauwi Na’, Jose Johnny Nadela of ‘Pilapil’, Maricel Cariaga of ‘Pitong Kabang Palay’, Victor Acedillo Jr. of ‘Kakampi’, and Zig Dulay of ‘Pana-Panahon’ (Seasons). Photograph courtesy of Ianne Oandasan.

The winners are: ‘Pilapil’, an action-drama story by Jose Johnny Nadela; ‘Kakampi’, a mystery by Victor Acedillo Jr.; ‘Free Range’ by Dennis Marasigan; ‘Pitong Kabang Palay’ by Maricel Cariaga, ‘Pana-Panahon’, a love triangle story by Zig Dulay; and ‘Pauwi Na’, a tragic-comic story by Paulo Villaluna.

The six winning screenplays are allotted Php1.5 million as seed money for their dream film projects that advocate agriculture, farming and related interest.

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