Joyce Bernal

Joyce Bernal’s career started in 1994 as an editor in Viva Films before debuting as a director. From these humble beginnings, she is now a well known director whose works include very familiar films such as Kimmy Dora (2009) and the critically acclaimed 10,000 Hours (2013) which won most of the awards for full length films from the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.

10,000 Hours (2013)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A senator attempts to revail details of corruption that involves fellow high ranking officials. His enemies attempt to stop him from revealing their secrets and force him to flee the country.

Cast
Robin Padilla
Michael de Mesa
Pen Medina
Bela Padilla
Mylene Dizon

Role
Writer | Director

Awards
Star Cinema

Awards
2013 Manila Film Festival | Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Robin Padilla), Best Supporting Actor (Pen Medina), Best Screenplay, Best Original Story, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Engineering, Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence

Segunda Mano (2011)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A woman named Mabel buys a red handbag that used to belong to a woman who died under mysterious circumstances and is haunted by her ghost. Mabel resolves to help the spirit find peace after a series of events.

Cast
Kris Aquino
Dingdong Dantes
Angelica Panganiban
Helen Gamboa
Bangs Garcia
Jhong Hilario

Role
Director

Production House
Star Cinema

All About Love (2006)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
The film anthology shows three stories that show how love blooms between three couples. The first story, Promdi, depicts the love that grows among a pair of childhood friends. A accident leads to a rich model falling for a carriage driver in Kalesa. Lastly, About Anna tackles the topic of moving on from losses and proving that true love exists.

Cast
John Lloyd Cruz
Bea Alonzo
Luis Manzano
Anne Curtis
Jason Abalos
Angelica Panganiban

Role
Co-Director

Production House
Star Cinema

Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (2001)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A mechanic named Gimo wins a date with popular singer named Francine, who longs for a much simpler life. It gets disrupted by Francine’s suitor, Alex, who takes her away. This leads Gimo to abduct Francine, who willingly comes with him. They fall in love and learn to deal with the consequences of their actions.

Cast
Robin Padilla
Regine Velasquez
Alvin Anson
John Lapuz

Role
Director

Production House
Viva Films

Hey Babe! (1999)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A woman’s habit of consulting a fortuneteller about her true love for her is taken advantage of by a man who is trying to her. He bribes the fortuneteller to make the woman believe that he is the perfect man for her. Things go smoothly until his secret is uncovered.

Cast
Jolina Magdangal
Marvin Agustin
Gina Pareño
Alma Moreno
Dominic Ochoa
Nikki Valdez

Role
Director

Production House
Viva Films

I’m Sorry, My Love (1998)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A woman from the province named Tinay gets involved in a car accident. Because of this, she meets a man named Randy who offers her a new job. All she needs to do is pretend to be his new girlfriend, and this leads to the two of them developing genuine feelings for each other.

Cast
Judy Ann Santos
Onemig Bondoc
Gladys Reyes
Antoinette Taus
Dingdong Dantes
Trinity Stiles

Role
Director

Production House
Viva Films

Return to our Hall of FilmmakeHERs