Brillante Mendoza’s AMO premieres April 9 on Netflix

Brillante Mendoza’s AMO premieres April 9 on Netflix

Global streaming giant, Netflix has picked up drug war drama “AMO” as its first series from The Philippines. The show was produced by broadcaster TV5 and directed by Brillante Mendoza.Netflix will roll it out worldwide from April 9, 2018. AMO tells the story of Joseph, a high school student who starts out as a small-time …

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BRILLANTE MENDOZA at Sinag Maynila 2018

BRILLANTE MENDOZA at Sinag Maynila 2018

By Mae Aniceto Twenty-eighteen marks a centennial of film in the Philippines, and there is no other way to celebrate it but to make this year’s festival nothing less than grandeur of artistic expression through the lens of both aspiring directors and actors, and those who have been celebrating the festival alongside SINAG MAYNILA since …

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Brillante Mendoza Head Jury at 2nd Malaysia Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza Head Jury at 2nd Malaysia Film Festival

Early last year at Malaysia International Film Festival’s first edition, Brillante Mendoza won the best director award with his film “Ma Rosa” “Mendoza’s gritty, powerful socially-conscious films are proof that cinema can play a vital role in illuminating and eliminating the social ills that plague our modern societies,” said Joanne Goh, MD of MIFFest. Other jurors at …

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Brillante Mendoza as French film fest jury

Brillante Mendoza as French film fest jury

Director Brillante Mendoza was invited to be a member of the jury in the 8th MyFrenchFilmFestival, in Paris, France, ongoing until Feb. 19, 2018.  Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Youth) will preside over the Filmmakers’ Jury of this 8th edition. He will be accompanied by four other filmmakers: French directors Julia Ducournau (Raw) …

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Indie Bravo! Awards

Indie Bravo! Awards

“IMAGO” are similarly blazing the trail represented by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, and acknowledged leader and master Brillante Ma Mendoza. Best Short Film TIFF2016 Night Award at the 15th International Festival Signs of the Night Read more: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/248428/imago-wins-paris#ixzz5193dQjN1 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook Best director at the 35th Sulmona International Film Festival …

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House Resolution no. 51

House Resolution no. 51

House Resolution no. 51 congratulating and commending filmmaker director Brillante Mendoza for winning the award for best director for his film ‘Ma Rosa’ at the 54th Gijon International film festival, and for receiving the ecumenical jury prize-special mention in the 68th Cannes film festival for his film ‘Taklub’ L-R: Pampanga Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr., Speaker …

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Hilom, A film by Brillante Mendoza about Doctors to the Barrio

Hilom, A film by Brillante Mendoza about Doctors to the Barrio

HILOM is a film about Doctors to the Barrio produced by the Department of Health Directed by Brillante Mendoza and Written by Boots Agbayani-Pastor Starring Julia Montes and Kean Cipriano. Elenita “Doc Ellen” Sancho-Peralta M.D. and Alexander “Doc Alex” Peralta M.D., both 27, are a newly married couple who are bound for Bicol to fulfill …

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Cinemansanas 2017

Cinemansanas 2017

Local film fans have new names to watch out for as premier Apple partner Power Mac Center awarded the bold, brave, and brilliant filmmakers who showcased their digital storytelling prowess at the recently concluded Pixelworx: Cinemansanas campaign. The Cinemansanas main challenge was to create short films using an iPhone. This year’s competition has two categories: (1) “Do you …

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Brillante Mendoza, HISTORY Maker Awardee

Brillante Mendoza, HISTORY Maker Awardee

Manila makes History again at the History Con 2017. Precluding the official closing ceremony, as part of HISTORY’s 10th anniversary celebration in Asia, Filipino luminaries were honoured for their significant contributions to the nation’s life and culture with the inaugural HISTORY Maker Awards. The award ceremony was ignited with the stellar attendance of the awardees, …

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Brillante Mendoza directs Duterte’s SONA production again pro bono

Brillante Mendoza directs Duterte’s SONA production again pro bono

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has tapped Brillante Mendoza to direct the production of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) for the second time. Like in 2016, the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Best Director is offering his service again pro bono.   At first, Andanar was hesitant to ask …

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