PINK HALO HALO
BY JOSELITO ALTAREJOS
Finalist, Directors Showcase
2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition

SYNOPSIS


Natoy is just like any other child.  He finds joy and excitement in the simplest of things — especially in eating halo-halo filled with pink gelatin and red sago at the local halo-halo store owned by his godmother, Bing.

 

 

 

Natoy and his kite

Manay Bing(Dexter Doria) serving her halo halo

Natoy(Paolo Constantino) and pink halo halo

Things change suddenly when, as he and his mother Sonia are watching television, a news report about the ongoing war in Mindanao shows footage of a badly wounded soldier waiting for rescue.

The Moro Moro Rehearsal

Mabuhay ang Kristiyanismo-Natoy's uncle, Mating )Mark Fabillar) leads the school's moro-moro

An Pagtangis san Iloy-A mother's silent cry

That soldier — almost bleeding to death, is his father, Corporal Lino  Bolante. As far away as the war, this story does not just show how the war in Mindanao robs a child of his innocence, but also shows the shadows of the wars that Filipino homes confront everyday.

The Last Supper-Sonia (Angeli Bayani), Lino(Allen Dizon) and Natoy(Paolo Constantino) unknowingly

Lino (Allen Dizon) fixing Natoy's bicycle

Paalam-The Corporal bids his brother, wife and son farewell

A-Soldier's-Burial-The Bolante family pays tribute to the death of a hero


FILMMAKER’S PROFILE

the director- Joselito Altarejos


Over the past three years, filmmaker JOSELITO ALTAREJÓS has helped redefine the image of homosexuals and homosexuality in the Philippines through his films. Among these are the controversial yet critically-acclaimed hits Ang Lalake sa Parola and Ang Lihim ni Antonio. His recent work, Ang Laro ng Buhay ni Juan, which he co-wrote, produced and directed was hailed by film reviewers for its subtle yet effective social commentaries on the life of ordinary Juan.
Pink Halo-Halo marks his first solo stint as screenwriter.

Producer, writer, director: Joselito Altarejos
Producer: Markk Perete
Co-Producers: Chuck Gutierrez and Baby Ruth Villarama
Music and Sound: Richard Gonzales
Editing: Chuck Gutierrez
Production Design: Tatoy delos Santos
Director of Photography: Pao Santiago Pangan
Associate Producer: May-I Fabros
Cast: Allen Dizon, Angeli Bayani, Dexter Doria, Mark Fabillar, Introducing Paolo Constantino
Also starring Yda Yanez, May-i Fabros, Sebastian Balde, Tatoy delos Santos, Erwin Rivera

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DEXTER DORIA, YDA YANEZ & MARK XANDER FABILLAR (Large)

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JOSELITO ALTAREJOS INSTRUCTING PAOLO (Large)

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