Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead ...
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Rory B. Quintos
Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead actress played by Eugene Domingo, and a through inspection of their film's major location, the Payatas dumpsite. They believe they have a winning script, and the energy and drive to make their dreams come true, no matter what the cost. Written by
No doubt that Eugene Domingo's antics are funny and she has proved that being overly melodramatic can be funny. Yes, it's a "different" movie, poking fun of indie movies as the director and producer find ways on how to sell their movie to film fests. The supporting cast as well as the script all contribute to the whole of the movie as best as they can.
But I don't know what entered the minds of the people deciding on which movie to send to Oscar, that they decided to send this movie. No wonder it wasn't chosen as a finalist. Over the years, Filipinos keep hoping for at least a nomination but the first step really is to look at past winners, all with a good script and a worthy story to tell. Septic tank just is not good enough for Oscar. (although I don't have a suggestion since I haven't seen the rest of the contenders).
Septic tank is good for some laughs, but that's it.
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