Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil

Ellen is a cum laude graduate of Broadcast Communication at UP Diliman. She didn’t march for graduation then as part of her rebellious streak, but now a mother herself, regrets depriving her parents of that bragging joy, especially realizing motherhood is her best hat among all her other hats – writer, director, producer, realtor, social entrepreneur, spiritual seeker, online explorer, foodie…fooder??? Basta, she loves food…for the body, for the brain, for the heart, for the soul, for the spirit. Her goal: to be a healer.

Indigo Child (2017)

Film type: Play on Video

Synopsis
Indigo Child explores the life of Felisa, a New People’s Army amazon caught by the military in the last few years of the 1970s. She is tortured, raped and becomes a ‘lover’ to a military man before she manages to escape. Years later, she confronts her past with her grown-up child Jerome, who wants to know the truth.

Cast
Skyxz Labastilla
Rafael Tibayan

Role
Director

Production House
Erasto Films

Lakbay2Love (2016)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
The film opens with Typhoon Haiyan, the worst storm to hit the world and the Philippines, juxtaposed with French-Filipina videographer Lianne’s (Solenn Heussaff) own devastation from a break-up with long-time boyfriend Macky (Kit Thompson). Assigned to do a video feature on biking, Lianne crosses paths with Jay-R (Dennis Trillo), a forester whose life seems to be worlds apart from Lianne’s own reality, but unknowingly affects the course of her journey.

Cast
Dennis Trillo
Solenn Heussaff
Kit Thompson
Patricia Ysmael

Role
Writer | Director

Production House
Erasto Films

Awards
Cinefilipino Film Festival 2016 | 2nd Best Pilot

Boses (2008)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
The story of how love saved a boy from his past and how music gave him his future

Cast
Coke Bolipata
Julian Duque
Cherry Pie Picache
Ricky Davao
Meryl Soriano

Role
Director

Production House
Erasto Films

Awards
2008 Golden Screen Awards | Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Music
2008 Gawad Tanglaw Awards | Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay
2008 Star Awards | Best Child Actor (Julian Duque), Best Music Score

Mga Pusang Gala (2005)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A story of bonding between a middle-aged woman and her gay landlord against oppressive relationships

Cast
Irma Adlawan
Ricky Davao

Role
Director

Production House
Erasto Films

Awards
2006 FAMAS Awards | Best Editing
San Francisco Frameline Film Festival | Docker’s First Feature Award

Angels (2001)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A story of a boy’s blind parents fighting for their right to raise a family

Cast
Gina Alajar
Nonie Buencamino

Role
Director

Production House
Star Cinema

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