BY DENNIS MARASIGAN
The New Breed Category: Finalist, Full Length Feature
2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition
It is Saturday before the 2nd Monday of May, the last day of the official campaign period before elections. CONNIE is the daughter of a former Mayor of the town of San Cristobal and is now running for the same position.
She is now running a three-cornered campaign against the former Vice-Mayor and a former student leader, helped by her brother RICKY, campaign manager TONY and an increasing number of supporters .
On this day, she goes out on a factory and market visit, a house-to-house campaign, attends the signing of a covenant for clean elections and her “miting de avance”.
She also meets with influential individuals, all in pursuit of an irreversible bandwagon that will prove she is the popular choice of the people.
A theater, film and television writer, director and actor, DENNIS MARASIGAN’s “VOX POPULI” marks third feature film directorial credit. He previously wrote and directed “SA NORTH DIVERSION ROAD” (2005 Cinema One Originals, 2006 Golden Screen Awardee for Best Screenplay Adaptation) and “TUKSO” (finalist and winner of Best Screenplay in the 2007 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival). He has worked in Philippine mainstream and independent cinema and also at the Cultural Center of the Philippines ,(CCP) as Executive Director of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. (MTRCB), and as Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino. At present, he is a member of the faculty of St. Scholastica’s College Mass Communication Department even as he continues his creative work and mentoring of young artists.