Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara

Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara started as a director for TV shows such as Balintataw and Superstar. Her work throughout the decade includes newscasting shows, documentaries, and television dramas. She turned to film when the regime following the Martial Law shut down most television network. She directed the iconic film Minsa’y Gamu-Gamo which won Best Picture in the FAMAS Awards, as well as scoring the Best Director award. Two more films followed it up in the same year Magandang Gabi sa Inyong Lahat and Ibalik Mo ang Araw sa Mundong Makasalanan. Her other movies include Hati Tayo sa Magdamag, Alkitrang Dugo, and Dear Diary. Her most recent work is the 1997 Premiere film Babae.

Hati Tayo sa Magdamag (1988)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
Hati Tayo sa Magdamag tells the story of three childhood friends Gerry, Antonette and Rochelle and how their friendship was destroyed by bitter rivalries.

Cast
Edu Manzano
Armida Siguion-Reyna
Tetchie Agbayani
Caridad Sanchez
Jacklyn Jose
Eddie Rodriguez
Francis Magalona

Role
Director

Production House
Viva Films

Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo (1986)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
It concerns a Filipino nurse, Cora de la Cruz, who dreams of moving to America. When her brother is killed, her ideals change.

Cast
Nora Aunor
Jay Ilagan
Gloria Sevilla
Perla Baustista
Eddie Villamayor

Role
Director

Production House
Premiere Productions

Awards
1976 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Editing , Best Story
1977 25th FAMAS Awards Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Story

Alkitrang Dugo (1974)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A group of young Filipino athletes find themselves stranded on an uninhabited island after their plane crashes, claiming the lives of both their pilot and coach. Luis organizes the group and appoints himself leader. They find fresh water and gather coconuts. They then tried to build a shelter and tried to start a fire to keep warm and alert passing ships of their whereabouts, but Andy wants to stay on this island forever, because he is more interested in playing Indians and hunting wild game, and it soon becomes evident that he is unhappy with Luis’s leadership. Andy challenges Luis to a proper vote, resulting in a division amongst the group, half in favor of Andy and half in favor of Luis. What follows is a rapid decline into all out war between the two groups.

Cast
Roderick Paulate
Margie Braza
Jingle
Rinna Peredo
Efren Montes
Michael Sandico
Zernam Manahan
Ricky Sandico
Angelito
Toto Jr.
Eddie Villamayor

Role
Director

Production House
NV Pictures

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