‘Mina-Anud’ is the official Closing Film of the Cinemalaya 2019 Film Festival

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BY: Pilar Mateo
ON August 21, 2019, Regal Films and Epicmedia brings a movie of comedy and drama genre on the big screen.

Mina-Anud” stars Dennis Trillo, Jerald Napoles, Matteo Guidicelli. It is directed by Kerwin Go.

What is a provocative comedy about?

The film is based on real-life events that took place in 2009, when 3 tons of high-grade cocaine mysteriously wash up on the shores of a peaceful seaside community in Eastern Samar.

With the increasing frequency of cocaine landing incidents in the country, it is also a timely and relevant film.

2018 MMFF Best Actor Dennis Trillo plays Ding, a local surfer who is lured into selling the cocaine bricks after his best friend Carlo (played by Napoles) discovers the price people are willing to pay for the illicit substance.

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Dennis, a versatile actor, says, “Gusto kong gumawa ng ganitong film, totoo, matapang, para ito sa mga taong naghahanap ng iba, ‘yung mga hinahanap nila sa online (Netflix), kaya natin ibigay, sana panoorin nila sa big screen.

“Ito ang mga pelikulang masarap panoorin sa sinehan dahil sa maganda ang quality, maganda ang story, masayang panoorin kasama ng barkada. Mas ma-aapreciate mo at malaking pelikula ito.”

Comedic star Jerald Napoles also proves his mettle as he toes the line between comedy and drama opposite Trillo. “Hindi ako nagdalawang isip na mag-audition para sa role ni Carlo kasi very interesting talaga itong kwento. Syempre ginalingan namin lahat dito para maikwento ng maganda ang story. Totoong istorya na dapat makita ng mga tao sa sinehan.”

Joining them is popular actor/singer Matteo Guidicelli like you’ve never seen him before as Paul, a b-list celebrity who deals party drugs to Manila’s elite and showbiz circles.

Matteo narrates: “I’m so happy to be part of the film. The Filipinos deserve to see this film.

“Sana they give us a chance to entertain them and inform them at the same time. I am thankful na makapagbigay kami nang ganitong klaseng kwento.”

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Interestingly, the film’s director, Kerwin Go, witnessed the events which the film is based on with his own eyes.

“I was there and witnessed this first hand. Some of the characters in the film are based on friends and acquaintances who gave in to the temptation of easy money. Some made it out with their wallets heavier, some weren’t so lucky and would up in jail,” said Go.

Rounding out the cast are Alvin Anson, Mara Lopez, Anthony Falcon, Marc Felix, Lou Veloso, Richard Manabat, Dionne Monsanto, Elia Ilano, Lui Manansala, and Luke Landrigan.

The film has been described as a refreshing combination of comedy, drama, action, with Pinoy surfing and beach culture thrown in the mix.

Mina-anud was produced by Bianca Balbuena-Liew, recipient of the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards and FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Award in recognition of her strong contributions to the development of the Asia Pacific film industry.

Mina-Anud, was winner of the Basecamp Colour Prize for being one of the top two projects pitched at Singapore’s Southeast Asia Film Financing Forum in 2017.

Mina-anud was also selected as the official Closing Film of the prestigious Cinemalaya 2019 Film Festival.

Mina-anud will have its nationwide release, showing only in cinemas on August 21, 2019

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on IG and Regal Cinema channel on Youtube.

Follow it on @minaanud on Facebook, @minaanudfilm on Instagram.


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