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Ekstra (2013)

TV-PG | | Drama | 14 August 2013 (Philippines)
The movie follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on we get a glimpse of truth... See full summary »


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Zig Madamba Dulay (story) (as Zigcarlo Dulay), Antoinette Jadaone (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nenita Deanoso Nenita Deanoso ... Ekstra 1
Karen Leslie Dematera Karen Leslie Dematera ... Ekstra 2
Boobsie ... Ekstra 3 (as Boobsie Wonderland)
Cris Castillo Cris Castillo ... Director 1 (as Cris Ad Castillo)
Raymund Ocampo Raymund Ocampo ... Assistant Director 1
Abi Niesta Abi Niesta ... Rosalie / Carlota (as Abby Aguilar Niesta)
Cherry Pie Picache ... Cherry Pie Picache / Ma'am Amelia
Zyrus Imperial Zyrus Imperial ... Amelia's Boylet
Richard Yap ... Richard Yap / Sir Richard
Ruby Ruiz ... Josie
Vilma Santos ... Loida
Ronaline Ronn Enriquez Ronaline Ronn Enriquez ... Joyce (as Ronaline Enriquez)
Tart Carlos ... Venus
Antonette Garcia ... Madonna
Erlinda Villalobos ... Doray (as Linda Villalobos)


The movie follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on we get a glimpse of truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation of the marginalized laborers like Loida. Written by expendaworzt

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Filipino | Tagalog

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Touching performance of Vilma Santos
18 December 2013 | by plsletitrainSee all my reviews

She has never failed to deliver a stellar performance in her movies but what makes this movie more special and touching is seeing her perform in this project. You see, being one of the brightest stars that she is, to see her recognize and play the role of the often unrecognized yet indispensable persons that make a movie/series, namely the bit players or "extras", is very humbling.

A depiction of how bit players struggle to earn minutes/seconds of screen time, this movie shows what goes behind the final results we see on TV/theaters. With realistic performances from the supporting actors, the movie's lead actress cements the inspiring concept of the film. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time that anyone has ever come up with such a concept of showcasing the lives, or a life, of bit players who aspire to grab a role for a talent fee which doesn't even comprise an eight of the main characters' talent fee.

This movie succeeded in showing reality..the reality of what bit players experience off-camera, the reality of what they had to endure to earn that unseen role, the reality that there is so much more than what we see on TV. 10/10

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