A BEYONDtheBOX Production
Ang Laro ng Buhay ni Juan explores two hours in the life of Juan Reyes, a 25-year-old Masbate native who just found his way to Manila three years ago. He has tried his hand at many odd jobs and now works as a live-sex performer at an underground gay bar but has decided to leave Manila for good.
On the day of his departure, he will take us with him as he makes life decisions—big and small. The most important one of all is leaving the impoverished place which he called home for a year, capping it with his emotional goodbyes with his lover, Noel. And, how a raid by the authorities marred his last performance in an underground bar called Inner Sanctum which affected his decision.
The film shows how "ordinary Juan" distracts himself from the nagging problems of survival in order to continue playing the game called life.
ANG LARO NG BUHAY NI JUAN is the first film produced by BEYONDtheBOX.
RAY AN DULAY
MARK XANDER FABILLAR
Director JOSELITO ALTAREJOS
Story & Screenplay PEPING SALONGA, LEX BONIFE , JOSELITO ALTAREJOS
Executive Producer MARKK PERETE
Producers CORA DEL CASTILLO, JASON ALMENDRAS, DEXTER PELAGIO
Associate Producer ARLENE PILAPIL
Director of Photography PAO SANTIAGO PANGAN
Editing SHERWIN PESCASIO
Music & Sound RICHARD GONZALES
Production Design LESTER JACINTO
Poster Design MARK XANDER FABILLAR
BIOGRAPHY/FILMOGRAPHY OF THE FILMMAKER:
JOSELITO ALTAREJOS is a television and film director.
He is also the Creative Director of BEYONDtheBOX, a group of media practitioners, which was formed in 2003. The group produces TV Commercials, Audio Visual Presentations and gives TV Production Workshops.
Altarejos’ digital films before ANG LARO NG BUHAY NI JUAN are: Ang Lalake sa Parola, Ang Lihim ni Antonio, Kambyo & Little Boy Big Boy.
ANG LALAKE SA PAROLA, a film about search for oneself, was both critical and commercial success. It was Graded B by the Philippine Cinema Evaluation Board which called it “a thinking film.” Parola also earned a nomintaion for Justin de Leon in the Best Supporting Actor Category in the 2008 Golden Screen Awards while Jeng Torres and Pot Manda were nominated in the Best Production Design Category in FAP’s Luna Awards.
His other film, ANG LIHIM NI ANTONIO, a cautionary coming-of-age tale gone tragic, is still considered the highest grossing digital film shown in Robinsons Cinemas. ANTONIO has been invited to different festivals abroad like the IMAGEOUT & CINEMAROSA both in New YorkWhen it had the European Premiere in Torino GLBT Film Festival, it was hailed, together with Areus Solito’s Boy, as the new wave of Philippine gay cinema.
ANTONIO earned for its lead actor KENJIE GARCIA nominations as Breakthrough Performance by an Actor, Golden Screen Awards and Best New Movie Actor in Star Awards this year. While SHAMAINE BUENCAMINO was also nominted in the same award-giving body in the Best Supporting Category.
The wonderful thing about life is our freedom to make a choice. But what happens if circumstances prevent us from making our choices into reality? ANG LARO NG BUHAY NI JUAN poses the question: “Nakasalalay ba sa ating mga kamay ang ating kapalaran?”
Showing on OCTOBER 21, 1009 in selected ROBINSONS CINEMAS!!!