The film Apocalypse Child held its VIP premiere on October 24, 2016 at Robinsons Galleria.
Produced by Arkeo Films and Skinny People Productions, and shot entirely in the surfing town of Baler in Aurora, Apocalypse Child is a sexy drama tells of the saga of Ford (played by Sid Lucero) who is supposed to be the son of a famous American director. Now a surfing instructor, Ford must come to terms with his identity as his mother Chona (Ana Abad Santos) and his best friend Rich (RK Bagatsing) have managed to send feelers to the director to acknowledge paternity. Meanwhile, conflict is brewing as Ford teaches Rich’s fiancee, Serena (Gwen Zamora) to surf, which upsets Fiona (Annicka Dolonius), a visiting Fil-Am who has a secret love for Ford.
(L-R) Producer Monster Jimenez, Annicka Dolonius, Ana Abad Santos, Gwen Zamora, director Mario Cornejo and Sid Lucero
Since it debuted at the 3rd QCinema International Film Festival where it won Best Picture, Best Director (for Mario Cornejo), Technical Excellence in Editing, and Best Supporting Actress (for Annicka Dolonius), Apocalypse Child has gained critical and audience acclaim.
Apocalypse Child is a beautiful love story, poignant but rebellious; passionate but tolerant; An interesting tale about surfing & identity.— Arvin Ello (@ronivalle) October 24, 2016
Its ensemble cast has gotten nominations from the Film Academy of the Philippine (FAP) Luna Awards and the Gawad Urian; Ana Abad Santos scored two Best Supporting Actress trophies for her portrayal of Chona from the FAP and Urian. The movie has screened in New York, Korea and Italy; and is now set to screen in five festivals in the coming weeks in Poland, Toronto, Germany, Hawaii and Laos.The Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) gave it a grade of “A,” entitling the film to a 100% tax rebate. It has thrilled SRO audiences at special screenings in local schools and art house cinemas.
(L-R) Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ana Abad Santos, Gwen Zamora, executive producer Michelle Dinglasan-Tomacruz and Tim Yap
@SidLucero @AnnickaDolonius @AnaAbadSantos @gwenzamora @rkbagatsing @archiealemania Congrats to Apocalypse Child! Stellar performance!Luv it— Arvin Ello (@ronivalle) October 24, 2016
Watch Apocalypse Child and be treated to an intriguing story, fine performances, awesome visuals, and a terrific soundtrack. Armi Millare, who created the musical score and sings the theme song “Young Again,” has composed a second song entitled “Wrong” exclusively for the theatrical release of the movie.
(L-R) Mario Cornejo, Ana Abad Santos, Annicka Dolonius, Senator Sonny Angara and Sid Lucero
Apocalypse Child is a beautiful film, well-written screenplay, great cinematography, amazing cast! Congrats @mariocornejo & @monsterjimenez!— Arvin Ello (@ronivalle) October 24, 2016
The event was supported by Solar Entertainment, Jack TV, Solar Sports, with partners Crossover 105.1 FM, Robinsons Movieworld, and Rogue Magazine. Leading the group of distinguished guests was former Representative of Aurora, now Senator Sonny Angara, who was impressed with the movie. After the premiere he said, “It’s very charming. It’s well put together. The story and the music are very good.”
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Congrats to Apocalypse Child film! Beautiful masterpiece! @SidLucero @AnnickaDolonius @gwenzamora @rkbagatsing @archiealemania— Arvin Ello (@ronivalle) October 24, 2016
Catch Apocalypse Child when it opens the following cinemas on October 26: In Quezon City at Gateway, Greenhills, Trinoma, Robinsons Galleria, Fairview Terraces, Eastwood, SM North Edsa, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Fairview. In Mandaluyong at SM Megamall. In Makati at Powerplant Mall and Century Mall. In Taguig at Market! Market! and Vista Mall. In Cainta at Sta. Lucia East. In Manila at SM Manila. In Las Piñas at Evia Cinemas. In Alabang at Commerce Center, Alabang Starmall and Festival Mall. Outside Metro Manila at SM Bacoor, Gaisano Davao, Sta. Rosa Vista Mall and Bataan Vista Mall.
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