Dagsin/Gravity (GIFF Centerpiece Film, NOMINEE – Grand Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, NOMINEE – Achievement in Acting Award, Benjamin Alves)

w/scheduled appearances by filmmakers Atom Magadia, Anne Prado-Magadia and actor Benjamin Alves

Narrative | Philippines | 116 min. | PACIFIC ASIA PREMIERE
w/English subtitles, (GIFF guide: contains adult content)
After surviving World War II, the Death March and several attempts on his life, Justino had become an atheist. But after his wife Corazon’s demise, a part of him now yearns to believe in life beyond death just to be united with her again. Searching for memories of her he can still hold on to, Justino goes through her things. Mercy, their adopted daughter, finds a box-full of Corazon’s diaries, which he devours for information into their past.

WINNER – Best Costume Design, Madrid International Film Festival
WINNER – Best Actor (Tommy Abuel), Cinemalaya Film Festival
NOMINEE – Best Actor (Tommy Abuel), Best Supporting Actress (Janine Gutierrez)
Best Production Design, 2017 Gawad Urian Awards
NOMINEE – Movie Actor of the Year (Tommy Abuel), Production Designer of the Year (Cyrus Khan), Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year (“Harana ni Justino”), Philippine Movie Press Club Awards
NOMINEE – Best Foreign Film, Best Actress, Best Editing, Madrid International Film Festival

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  • GIFF

    Atom Magadia, Director
    ATOM MAGADIA (Renato Magadia, Jr.) is an alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in California for Film Production. He received further training from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA School of Theater Film & Television, Actor’s Studio West, the American Society of Cinematographers and the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. An award-winning Commercial & Fine-Art Photographer, he was also an active member of the Royal Photographic Society of England and the Advertising Photographers of America for several years. After graduating from the University of Southern California Marshall Business School with a degree in Finance/Business Management in 1990, Atom worked for more than fifteen years in the U.S. and the Philippines in the Finance/Banking and Real Estate sector, before finally deciding to concentrate on Photography and Filmmaking.

  • Cast
    Tommy Abuel
    Lotlot De Leon
    Benjamin Alves
    Janine Gutierrez
    Alex Diaz
    Sue Prado
    Marita Zobel
    Rolando Inocencio
    Yoshihiko Hara
    Arpee Bautista

  • Production
    Executive Producers: Atom Magadia, Anne Prado-Magadia, Marco D. Biemann, Anne G. Biemann
    Producers: Atom Magadia, Anne Prado-Magadia, Ferdinand Lapuz
    Writers: Atom Magadia, Anne Prado-Magadia
    Cinematographer: Dexter Dela Peña, FCS
    Editor: Jay Ramirez, FEGMP
    Production Designer: Cyrus Khan
    Head Wardrobe/Stylist: Jona Ballaran
    Head Make-up Artist/Hairstylist: Juvan Bermil

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