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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Movie Bloggers invite for Bakal Boys special screening this May 5, 2010 at SM MOA

Bakal Boys
May 5, 2010

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Gina Pareño leads the cast of Bakal Boys (Children Metal Divers) as a Muslim woman in search of her missing 10-year-old grandson. The cast also includes Simon Ibarra, Jess Everdone, Cherry Malvar and Joe Gruta.

First — time actors will star in an indie film documenting the lives of Tondo boys scavenging iron and metal scraps in Baseco compound. This will be focus of the upcoming film Bakal Boys (International title: Children Metal Divers) produced by Apogee Productions.

Follow the story of children in Baseco, Tondo who scavenge for iron and metal scraps in the murky waters of Manila Bay. Bakal Boys (Children Metal Divers) is the directorial debut of writer Ralston Jover, based on the screenplay he co-wrote with Henry Burgos. Mr. Jover is the award-winning scriptwriter of the internationally acclaimed films Kubrador, Tirador, and Foster Child.

Auditions were held at the Baseco compound where real-life children metal divers aged 6 to 16 were chosen to play key roles in the film,

Bakal Boys (Children Metal Divers) is the first full-length venture of Albert Almendralejo and Ms. Bessie Badilla, in cooperation with the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the PLDT - Smart Foundation.

"The discipline and business orientation of mainstream movies make a good synergy," asserts Almendralejo. Badilla adds "There is a bright future for Filipino films and in the International market".

Director of photography is Ruben dela Cruz, line producer is Celso de Guzman, and creative consultant is Bing Lao. -
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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