KUMPARE Indie Movie

KUMPARE Indie Movie
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Friday, January 15, 2010


By Paul Umali

Jonison Fontanos, the young director of the upcoming indie Parisukat, entertained some very serious second thoughts about pursuing the shoot of his provocative crime-of-passion project. Inspired by the true-to-life murder of a gay friend, Joni could not simply ignore the unusual circumstances that surrounded the pre-production and shoot of the film. At one point, film equipments, one by one, started to collapse and give in. In yet another instance, members of the production staff were disrupted by eerie sounds apparently emanating from a corner of the old house - uninhabited for decades now - where they shot the movie.

"Instinctively, my sixth sense told me that, maybe, I had crossed lines. I'm not sure, though, if that's an accurate interpretation. In any case, we had to regroup and make adjustments," Jonison recalls.

In no time at all, he decided to tweak, he immediately decided to tweak some crucial scenes in the script. He added that the crux of the story - raging emotions by a major gay character that led to misery and crime - remained intact.

The turn of events augured well for a happy ending for the production because as more pages of script were added, so were the truly interesting characters in the storyline. That also meant that another round of talent searches had to be conducted. The result is a mix of Fil-foreigner young hunks with bikini pageant-greatness potential and first-time actors with a lot of alluring schoolboy appeal. Now, whether these impressions had crossed over successfully to silver screen dimensions is something everyone will have to see on the movie's world premiere, with cast members, led by the much-desired Toffee Calma, coming to town in full force, on February 17, 2010.

According to those who have seen the raw cut, Parisukat is a film many times its size. They say that the way edgy suspenseful moments blended with flaming gaiety in the film will surely hook the viewer till its conclusion. Direk Joni, who also wrote the script, says he did away with tired metaphors and symbolisms and, in turn, created bold and direct-to-the-point dialogues and scenes that should challenge one's usual movie-viewing experience. He credits his actors for appreciating the essential requirements of the story by showing full cooperation, especially during sensual scenes.

While viewers will surely be talking about lead actor Jeff Tatsuro's nudity and various perversions of the characters, the predominantly-male cast assures that the public will never ever forget how they will be entertained full time and big time by this first truly daring indie movie of 2010 from Ignatius Films.


  1. As I read between the lines about the provocative Indie film Parisukat for sure this will be a BIG HIT.

  2. the film has great potential!


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