Denise O’Hara & Janice O’Hara

Denise O’Hara was born on March 6, 1980. She was a student of Comparative Literature in the University of the Philippines, Diliman where she fell in love with writing. She started writing for ABS-CBN teleseryes in 2004. Among her works are “Hiram,”“Sa Piling Mo, Ysabella,”“Kahit Isang Saglit,” and the adaptation of the Koreanovela, “Only You.”In 2010, she became headwriter for “Juanita Banana” (adaptation), “Maria la del Barrio” (adaptation), “Mundo Man Ay Magunaw,” and “Be Careful with My Heart.”

Janice O’Hara was born on March 6, 1980. Growing up, Janice was not only influenced by classic Filipino movies and literature. She studied Comparative Literature at UP Diliman. Before graduating, she dropped out of college to work. Janice started as concept developer in ABS-CBN. Later on, she began to write for the horror show “Nginiig!”. Janice wrote for other shows such as “Super Inggo,” “Kung Fu Kids,” “Alyanna,” “Nasaan ka Elisa?” and “Maria Mercedes.”In 2010, she wrote the screenplay of the film “Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio,” directed by Mario O’Hara. It was shown as part of the Directors Showcase of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. The year after, she consulted on the film “Cuchera” of Joseph Laban (Cinemalaya New Breed Full-Length Feature).

Sundalong Kanin (2014)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
In December 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. War was declared; and the Philippines, a territory of the U.S at that time, was caught in the middle of it. The people of San Nicolas were suddenly scared. No one knows what to expect from this war. Nitoy and his friends, however, saw this as an opportunity to prove that they were no longer boys, but men. They have decided to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) and be soldiers for their country, just like Nitoy’s brother, Ruben. But the latter was firm in saying that war is not for young boys and that(they don’t need rice soldiers, boys who just end up eating all their rations but have no real purpose in war).The boys were not disheartened though. And when Bataan fell and the Japanese Army marched into cities and provinces, Nitoy and his friends were ready with their weapons – tiradors, sibat, and baril de pana.

Cast
Nathaniel Britt
Ian De Leon
Marc Abaya
Gardo Versoza
Via Veloso
Enzo Pineda
Paolo O’Hara
Che Ramos
Diana Aleferez
Dante Balois
Elijah Canlas
Angelo Martinez

Role
Director | Producer

Production House
Media Entertainment

Awards
2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Audience Award – New Breed

Return to our Hall of FilmmakeHERs