Cinema One Originals 2018 has unveiled the key promotional art for its nine competing this year. The festival, which happens from October 12th to 21st, took to Facebook to share the posters.

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

A Short History of a Few Bad Things

Direction: Keith Deligero
Screenplay: Paul Grant
Cast: 
Victor Neri, Jay Gonzaga

Synopsis: “In the southern Philippine city of Cebu a troubled detective struggles to solve a series of grisly killings, while a deep conspiracy works to keep the truth just out of his reach.”

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Asuang

Direction: Raynier Brizuela
Screenplay: Carl Papa, Raynier Brizuela
Cast: 
Alwyn Utytingco, Chai Fonacier, Jon Lucas

Synopsis: “ASUANG, the God of Sins, was once a ruthless and fickle God of Bicol, but now he is a loner and a loser who has no place in the world that is overrun by sinful human beings. He resorted to social media to regain his former glory and fame but to no avail. On his track to retirement, he was approached by the Seers to help them stop Armageddon. Along with a group of sinful misfits, Asuang will go on a quest, against his nature, to help mankind… Or so he thinks he will. “

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Bagyong Bheverlynn

Direction: Charliebebs Gohetia
Screenplay: Jericho Aguado
Cast: 
Rufa Mae Quinto, Edgar Allan Guzman

Synopsis: “Three months mataposang break-up ni Bheverlynn sajowaniya of 4 years, magko-conjure anghugot at kalungkutanniya ng isang superduper-uber-grab-angkas typhoon namatatalo lang niya through achieving genuine happiness. Ngayon, ang safety ng buong Pilipinas at santinakpan ay nakasalalaysapagmo-move on ni Bheverlynn.”

Double Twisting Double Back

Direction: Joseph Abello
Screenplay: Joseph Abello
Cast:
 Tony Labrusca, Joem Bascon

Synopsis: “A year ago, Badger is one of the best gymnasts in the Philippines. He wants to be the very best, until his reckless best friend sabotaged his athletic career. Now, Badger is miserably working as a distributor, selling alcoholic beverages to the managers of bars and supermarkets. To his delight, Badger receives a new opportunity to pursue his quest to be the best Filipino gymnast. He immediately resigns from his job. His reckless best friend, who fulfills his desires through this job, gets pissed and vows to stop Badger’s dreams once again.”

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Hospicio

Direction: Bobby Bonifacio
Screenplay: Bobby Bonifacio, Juvy Galamiton
Cast: 
Loisa Andalio, Mary Joy Apostol, Ana Abad Santos

Synopsis: “After surviving what seems to be a drug-related incident that left her sister, LIAN, in a coma, LESLIE, a budding 20-something artist, is left in deep grief. With great guilt, Leslie is forced by her parents to go to a rehabilitation facility to recover from her drug dependency. As Leslie stays longer, she gets to uncover even more mysteries and secrets. She would later realize that the promised change is actually more sinister than it seems, and she has to do something before it’s too late.”

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Mamu; and She’s A Mother Too

Direction: Rod Singh
Screenplay: Rod Singh
Cast:
 Iyah Mina, Arron Villaflor, Ej Jallorina

Synopsis: “A transgender sex worker in her late 40s along Fields Avenue whose only aspiration is to have breast implants for her profession unexpectedly assumes the role of a mother to her orphaned niece, a transgender youth who is only beginning to discover her own sexuality. As she works more shifts to save for her implants, troubles arise when she begins to feel the weight of her struggles – being an aging sex worker in fast-evolving society, a partner to her young fiancé, and a parent to a teenager she just met. Her difficult confrontations eventually lead her to a new attitude towards life, and a unique recipe to a famous Kapampangan dish, Sisig.”

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Never Tear Us Apart

Direction: Whammy Alcazaren
Screenplay: Whammy Alcazaren
Cast: 
Meryll Soriano, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Ricky Davao

Synopsis: “Q is an aging spy in search of a monster known as The Shadow – a rumored darkness fabricated by the media as a murderer with a grudge against promiscuous women. His wife, M, is taunted by a haunted closet and low television signal range in their mountaintop mansion. Alex, their son, is your typical boy at the verge of maturity experimenting both sexually and emotionally. Things head south for the family when The Shadow impregnates M and Q must find a cure in time for Alex’s college graduation at week’s end. The game then finally begins. In these dire straits, Q begins the process of fisting. He lays out the bodies of evidence before him: creatures hidden in museums, the difficult man befriended by his son, and ladies of the night who sit on hard secrets. He eases into them like a man carefully dipping his hand into a tub of warm water. But Q is still sucked violently into this dark hole, this backdoor cavity of secrets and lies. As with all family dramas, it will all climax with blood-curdling screams.”

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Paglisan

Direction: Carl Papa
Screenplay: Carl Papa, Aica Ganhinhin
Cast: 
Ian Veneracion, Eula Valdes, Khalil Ramos, Junjun Quintana

Synopsis: “Crisanto and Dolores’ marriage is going through a rough patch. Going through a marital crisis, a couple’s marriage is tested when Crisanto is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease as Dolores sinks deeper into depression. Paglisan tells the story of how a married couple attempt to survive together through fading memories and fleeting identities.”

Cinema One Originals 2018: Posters for competition films, unveiled

Pang MMK

Direction: John Lapus
Screenplay: John Lapus
Cast: 
Neil Coleta, Nikki Valdez Garcia, Zeppi Borromeo

Synopsis: “Being the legitimate son, Janus was given the stressful responsibility to take care of his father’s funeral. With the presence of a senator, constant phone calls from his mother (who was in the United States), and the conflict between his scandalous sister and his father’s mistress; the funeral became dramatic, chaotic, and hilarious. Pang MMK is about one’s strength of character, overcoming adversities, and facing them headstrong!”

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