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Philippines, Indonesian Projects Receive Fall Grants From Thailand’s Purin Pictures

Naman Ramachandran Bangkok-based film fund Purin Pictures will disburse $140,000 to three Philippines and one Indonesian film as part of its fall grants. The Purin committee has chosen three fiction and one documentary projects for production support and one documentary project for post-production support. “The Remotes” is John Torres’ first fiction film after two decades of making documentaries.

“Filipinana” by Rafael Manuel is expanded from a short film and was recently awarded at the Asian Project Market in Busan. “Jaguar” by Dean Colin Marcial is an urban thriller that straddles the gap between independent and mainstream genre cinema. Rounding out the selection are two documentaries, “Bariles” by Sheryl Rose Andes and “Planet of Love” by Ika Wulandari, that examine marginalized livelihoods in the Philippines and Indonesia respectively.

Production Grants ($30,000 for fiction films, $15,000 for documentary films)
“The Remotes.” Director: John Torres. Producer: John Torres. Production Company: Los Otros (Philippines).

Two sisters with superpowers race against time to track a voice that controls human avatars, haunted by the revelation it could be their dead mother. “Filipinana.” Director: Rafael Manuel. Producer: Jeremy Chua.

Production Company: Potocol (Philippines, Singapore, U.K.). New tee girl Isabel feels strangely drawn to Doctor Palanca, the president of the exclusive golf and country club where she works. “Jaguar.” Director: Dean Colin Marcial.

Producer: Bernadette Ann Manlongat, Moira Lang. Production Company: Reality MM Studios (Philippines, U.S.). Bowie, a lone security guard working the night shift, becomes the sole witness to a murder in his old condominium in the middle of Manila.

“Bariles.” Director: Sheryl Rose Andes. Producer: Bryan Kristoffer Brazil. Production Company: Manila Montage Inc.

(Philippines). When seawater becomes warm, tuna fisherman from a small village in the Philippines have to face life they never could have imagined. Post-production Grants ($50,000 for fiction films, $35,000 for documentary films)
“Planet of Love.” Director: Ika Wulandari.

Producer: John Badalu. Production Company: One Take Media (Indonesia). A nanny who works