Monster Jimenez

Monster Jimenez

Managing Director Monster Jimenez plays a great part in all major works from the production outfit Arkeofilms. She also has extensive experience in newspaper, television and magazine work.

She is known for her collaborations with Mario Cornejo. Films of note include the comedy Big Time (2005) which she produced, wrote and edited; her first foray as a director for Kano: An American and His Harem (2012), a full length documentary feature, competed and won in the First Appearance Category in the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2010 and Best Documentary in the 2011 Gawad Urian. It has also been rated by many local critics as the best film to have come out in 2010; and also served as writer and producer for Apocalypse Child (2015), the surfing film that took social media by storm and earned multiple awards from QCinema ,FAP, Gawad Urian, Star Awards, and Five Flavors Film Festival.

Full Length / Documentary / Shortfilm

Apocalypse-Child

Apocalypse Child (2015)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Production House

Arkeofilms

Director

Carlos Tesoro

Screenplay

Mario Cornejo
Monster Jimenez

Plot

The film is set in surfing town of Baler where Ford who is wasting his youth away. Named after Francis Ford Coppola. As another surfing season is ending, he is forced to confront his past, including the myths and myths about his life.

Cast

Ana Abad-Santos
Archie Alemania
RK Bagatsing
Annicka Dolonius
Sid Lucero
Gwen Zamora

Role

Screenplay

Awards

Best Supporting Actress (Ana Abad-Santos)
Best Supporting Actress (Ana Abad-Santos)
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Supporting Actress (Annicka Dolonius)
Best Artistic Achievement
Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Film Festival:

2016 FAP Awards, Philippines
2016 Gawad Urian Awards
2015 QCinema International Film Festival
2016 Star Awards for Movies

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Kano: An American and His Harem (2012)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Production House

Arkeofilms

Director

Mario Cornejo

Plot

“Kano: An American and His Harem” is the fascinating story of a convicted rapist and the women who come together to form a most dysfunctional family.

Cast

Michael De Mesa

Role

Director

Awards

Best Documentary Young Cinema Competition
Best Documentary

Film Festival

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010
Gawad Urian Awards 2011

Bigtime

Bigtime (2005)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Production House

Arkeofilms

Director

Mario Cornejo

Producer

Mario Cornejo

Screenplay

Mario Cornejo

Plot

Danny (Winston Elizalde) and Jonas (Nor Domingo) are petty crooks whose idea of going big-time is kidnapping the only daughter of a middle-class couple for a ransom price of 50,000 pesos, which is roughly a thousand American dollars. Before even fully realizing that their kidnapping plan is not very different from the dozen little felonies they have committed through the years (the most memorable of which is their dog-napping escapade, foiled by the mutt’s incessant barking), they are involuntarily pushed into shady affairs far larger than what they have imagined. Melody (Joanne Miller), the duo’s target whose recurring daydreams involve her ambitions of being a famous celebrity, turns out to be the girlfriend of Wilson (Jamie Wilson), the underachieving son of mob boss Don Manolo (Michael De Mesa). Wilson sees the awkward situation as an opportunity to double-cross his father by staging his own kidnapping, using Danny, Jonas, and his starry eyed girlfriend as props in his attempt to raise enough capital to fund his proposed illegal drugs business.

Cast

Michael De Mesa

Role

Director

Awards

Best Screenplay

Film Festival

2005 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

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