· Best Motion Picture
· Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Cherry Pie Picache
· Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Ricky Davao
· Best Breakthrough Performance – Coke Bolipata and Julian Duque
· Best Director – Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil
· Best Original Screenplay- Froilan Medina, Rody Vera
· Best Cinematography- Nap Jamir
· Best Editing – Orlean Joseph Tan
· Best Production Design – Bianca Gonzales
· Best Sound – Allan Marcelo Hidalgo, Orlean Joseph Tan
· Best Musical Score – Jourdan Petalver
On May 1, a highly-acclaimed film “Boses”, will be screened at the Churchof Saint Paul in New York City. Endorsed by UNICEF and the Catholic Education Board, the film is about the redemption of the human spirit and the healing power of music.
Onyok, a child made mute by abuse at the hands of his own father, is sent to a shelter for abused children where he is cared for by social workers. Nothing seems to work for Onyok until he meets Ariel a reclusive violin teacher. Although reluctantly at first as he himself is haunted by grief and guilt over the death of his girlfriend, Ariel discovers that Onyok is a gifted child. Together they battle their demons until they regain their voice, rediscover their spirit and realize that forgiveness is within their reach.
The cast is led by Ricky Davao, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano and introducing Juilliard trained violinist Coke Bolipata and his student, Julian Duque, a child violin prodigy. This film is sub-titled and rated PG 13.
Boses will premiere in New York City on Friday, May 1, 2009. Sponsored by the Assumption Alumnae organization, the 4-hour event will include a reception with Ricky Davao and Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Boses Director, a film screening and a musical concert by Ricky Davao. Also gracing the event is renowned Filipino musician Michael Dadap, the Artistic Director of the New York based Children’s Society Orchestra.
The four-hour event on Friday, May 1, 2009 starts at 6:00pm at the Church of Saint Paul on 59th St. and Columbus Avenue in New York City Tickets are $25.00.
You can purchase tickets through the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) by contacting:
- Antero Martinez 347-837-5853
- Nida Cortez 646-644-4101
- Medy Taeza 646-415-3040
- Gheng Pingol 917-669-0505