Veronica Velasco

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Hailed as a director with a fresh style of storytelling, Veronica “Ronnie” Velasco is well known in independent films. With her nonconformist style of tackling issues both fresh and sensitive, she already earned multiple awards in the Philippines and even abroad. Some of her independent films of note are Inang Yaya (2006), Last Supper No. 3 (2009). She has recently worked on mainstream films, most notably with Tuhog (2013).

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tuhog

Tuhog (2013)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis

Due to a road rage between two buses, an accident occurs which puts the lives of its passengers in jeopardy. But the ones greatly affected by such event are a middle-aged woman named Fiesta, an old and retired family patriarch Tonio, and a lad named Caloy. These three people are pierced through a single steel bar – a dangerous situation that even their doctors find hard to solve. But even before this unfortunate circumstance, these three have their share of ill-fated lives.

Cast

Eugene Domingo
Enchong Dee
Leo Martinez
Jake Cuenca
Empress Schuck

Role

Writer | Director

Producers

John Paul Abellera
Lea A. Calmerin
Carmi Raymundo
Enrico C. Santos
Malou N. Santos
Charo Santos-Concio

Production House

Skylight Films

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Last Supper No. 3 (2009)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis

Based on a true story, Last Supper No. 3 is a humorous look at the circuitous path our legal system takes to justice. Assistant Production Designer Wilson Nañawa is tasked to look for a Last Supper to use as a prop for a TV commercial. He finds three, but loses the one owned by Gareth Pugeda. What happens next changes Wilson forever as he spends the next two years entangled in bureaucracy and red tape facing estafa and serious physical injury charges. How will this ordinary man fare against a system he knows nothing about? Will justice prevail for Wilson? Or will he be imprisoned for the loss of Last Supper No. 3?

Cast

Joey Paras
Jojit Lorenzo
JM de Guzman

Role

Writer | Director | Producer

Other Producers

Pablo Biglang-awa, Jr.
John Silva

Production House

Bente Singko Mil Productions

Award

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2009 | Balanghai Trophy – Best Film

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Nanay Yaya (2006)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis

Norma (Maricel Soriano) straddles between being a mother to Ruby (Tala Santos) and being a nanny to her employer’s daughter, Louise (Erika Oreta). Norma left her daughter in the province to be a nanny to another person’s daughter. An emergency forces Norma to bring Ruby with her to Manila and her employer is kind enough to accept Ruby in the household. However, Louise, competes with Ruby for Norma’s affection. Now, Norma has to balance her love and attention for the two special people in her life: her daughter and her ward.

Cast

Maricel Soriano
Tala Santos
Erika Orieta

Role

Writer | Director

Production House

Unitel Pictures

Awards

Cairo International Film Festival for Children 2008 | Bronze Cairo – Feature Films
FAMAS Awards 2007 | Best Child Actress
Golden Screen Awards, Philippines 2007 | Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama)
Star Awards for Movies 2007 | Digital Movie of the Year, Digital Movie Director of the Year, Movie Child Performer of the Year
Young Critics Circle Awards 2007 | Best Film, Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role, Best Screenplay, Best Achievement in Cinematography and Visual Design, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Sound and Aural Orchestration

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