After earning finalist status in the GAWAD CCP Short/ Narrative Feature Festival, Triple MP Production’s “ALIBI” competes in the 2012 International Film Festival Manhattan , to be held from November 9 to 15, at the historic QUAD Cinemas, 34 W 13th St., in New York City.
The 15-minute short film (screening on Monday, November 12 at 1PM,) is a contemporary and cautionary tale about two actor friends Donald Valenzuela (Richard Quan) and Ray Martinez (Yutaka Yamakawa) who perpetually searches for urban adventure and cosmopolitan excitement. Although Ray is happily married and has a family that he truly loves, sex with a comely stranger is his secret fantasy.
Things heat up when Ray agrees to be set up by Donald, this one-time, big-time blind date giving him the opportunity to realize what he covets.
“This is my first short film and I am very happy knowing the fact that we are taking it to New York,” says writer and director Escaño. “It is an interesting look at these actors and what they do, talk about in between takes. It also tackles family issues such as broken families in the Philippines.”
He carries on, “My actors and crew are very professional and excellent in most ways and I had a great time working with them. I could say that this film is funny, interesting and exciting. This film will reveal the secrets and techniques of men on how they cheat on their girlfriends and wives.”
The International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM), with Luis Pedron as its Co -Founder / Festival Director / Programmer and Gerry Balasta, co-founder and Executive Director r, offers a quality selection of world-class films that will be showcased in downtown Manhattan at the celebrated Quad Cinemas.
The film programming encompasses all different genres that include narrative features, documentaries, shorts and student films from all over the world. The festival also focuses on films with strong social relevance.
Also starring in the short film are Nix dela Rosa, Anne Real and Ms. Joanne Palisoc.