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Filipino Films Screened at the 2018 Edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF)

Filipino Films Screened at the 2018 Edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF)

Mynila Team July 6, 2018 Music & Culture

Let’s take a look to the incredible 6 Filipino films which are currently being screened at this year New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF)!

BUYBUST by Erik Matti


Action thriller film co-written and directed by Erik Matti. It stars an ensemble cast including Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, Joross Gamboa, Mara Lopez, Nonie Buencamino, AJ Muhlach and Victor Neri. The story follows two teams deployed by an anti-drug enforcement agency, who are tasked with initiating a drug bust in the slums of Manila.

NEOMANILA directed by Mikhail Red


Dark neo-noir thriller about Manila’s ongoing war on drugs. It follows teenage orphan Toto, who becomes entangled in the hunting ground between police, drug dealers, mercenaries and street gangs. He is rescued by death squad member Irma. She takes him on as her apprentice hitman and an unexpected mother-son bond develops.

ON THE JOB directed by Erik Matti


Neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Erik Matti. It stars Joel Torre, Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual and Joey Marquez. In the story, two contract killing prisoners are temporarily released from jail to carry out political executions in a corrupt justice system, whereas two law enforcers are tasked with investigating the drug-related murder case, connected to the prison gun-for-hire business.

RESPETO directed by Treb Monteras II


Drama independent film starring Filipino hip hop artist Abra, and directed by Alberto “Treb” Monteras II: a poor aspiring rapper befriends an older poet after vandalizing his bookstore.

SID & AYA (Not a Love Story) directed by Irene Villamor


Sid, a successful stockbroker who suffers from insomnia, hires Aya, who juggles three jobs to bring money to her family, to keep him company during his long, sleepless nights.




Shot in just eight days, the movie is about Kray, a stuntwoman and aspiring actress who takes on one last job with her former gang, only to be trapped in a night of bloodbath and survival.