Audrey, a determined young American woman, arrives in the Philippines with a mysterious mission, little money, and no chance of success. But when she enlists the help of two friendly locals... See full summary »

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Randal Kamradt

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Randal Kamradt
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Credited cast:
Dana Jamison Dana Jamison ... Audrey
Nick Medina Nick Medina ... Nick
Genelyka Castin Genelyka Castin ... Hazel
Leonard Olaer Leonard Olaer ... Rey
Vivencio E. Mataganas Vivencio E. Mataganas ... Joey (Bandit Leader)
Gabriel Enriquez Gabriel Enriquez ... King of the Diwata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ebenezer B. Alburo Ebenezer B. Alburo ... Bandit Simon
Colly Amador Colly Amador ... Jeepney Repairman
Cornilio Amador Cornilio Amador ... Bandit Rob
Fhil Amador Fhil Amador ... Bandit Carl
Nelia Amador Nelia Amador ... Restaurant Owner
Rachel Appelbaum ... Muse of luck
Dakota Bales Dakota Bales ... Diwata
Joshua Bales Joshua Bales ... Diwata
Michelle Cumpesto Michelle Cumpesto ... Helpful Shop Owner
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Audrey, a determined young American woman, arrives in the Philippines with a mysterious mission, little money, and no chance of success. But when she enlists the help of two friendly locals, Hazel and Rey, and an extremely unfriendly American expatriate, Nick, suddenly the possibility of success comes into view. All they have to do is cross 300 miles of roads, jungles, and ocean, ward off the attacks of a vicious local motorcycle gang, and keep themselves from killing each other. It's going to be a bumpy ride. Written by Anonymous

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Audrey: I swear to you, that as long as it's within my power, whenever I can do anything about it... I won't let anybody hurt you. Or anyone else on this team for that matter. Not unless I don't have a choice.
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Exceeded expectations!
16 May 2014 | by nandini-bapatSee all my reviews

Faraway, the story of a young woman searching for a mysterious people, was actually a pretty great film.

When I first started watching it, I was put off by the choppy sound and sometimes odd close-ups that were far grainier than the usually stunning quality of most of the cinematography. But the story kept me going and moved with a relatively fast pace, which ensured that I stuck around for a bit. I was very quickly endeared to the main characters and I wanted to know the resolution to their story,

Once the characters were out amongst the Philippine countryside, my eyes were blown away. They really took advantage of this amazing location and the film gets at least two stars for so beautifully capturing the beautiful landscapes and local villages. I really loved the beauty of it all.

The music score went along perfectly with this film. It added a great dimension of suspense, intrigue, mystery, light hearted fun and adventure to the film. There were times that the music flowed so naturally and beautifully that I was swept away with the film.

The acting was pretty decent, although it was a bit obvious who the actors were and who weren't. While some scenes were choppy, I really liked some of the scenes between Nick and Audrey. They were very human and truthful, but also had some great humor at the same time. As someone who has lived abroad for a while, I loved their conversation about missing 'American' food. :)

I liked the overall plot, although I felt that it stretched on a bit in the middle and could have been cut down, although I wouldn't want to lose some of those countryside scenes. Still, it moved quickly and there was enough action to keep me interested. I liked the tie in with the local legends and how the film also incorporated philosophical questions about fate and what to do with your life.

The film was deep and certainly was not a waste of time or energy. I highly recommend that people watch it if they are looking for something fun, but slightly existential, and are looking to learn more about the Philippines. I definitely want to go there on a vacation, just so I can see that gorgeous scenery for myself. :)


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15 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Biliran, Philippines

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