Q: Your film made me look away from the screen. Don't get me wrong pero compliment po yun. Your work made me vulnerable, it ate me alive. Kaya kailangan ko hindi tumingin, kailangan ko pumikit at some point dahil baka hindi ko kayanin yung intensity nung film. Ganun siya kaganda. It was spectacular.
Q: Sir Ian, congratulations po sa success ng Alagwa. Pinaglaruan po ng pelikula niyo yung feelings ko! :) Simple lang lahat tingnan sa screen kahit walang special effects or sumasabog na kotse nakakakaba pa rin and at the same time nakakalambot ng puso.
Q: Congratulations Sir for such a wonderful film! It truly deserves all the awards it receives. We still have a few more questions in the premiere earlier but I guess we ran out of time. Again, congratulations to the whole cast and crew! Such a great film. - UST AB Literature majors
I’ve been working on distributing my film “Breakaway” for the past several months. The film is officially 1 year old. If it’s is a baby, the baby should be walking now
Me and my hard working team did all the necessary formula to make the film successful for the past year. Now it all boils down to “how well it will do in the box office?” The film was initially envisioned to be small, in terms of the cost and stuff, and we didn’t even think of the commercial side before we shoot it. But eventually I realized a goal that i wanted, I want the film to make a mark in the industry; a small film can make it big.
From the TV plugs, posters, billboard, radio, especially on the free media like the internet oh yeah…we did all those dirty works. Our actors are also working with us on promoting the film all the way (Gosh I salute them). And fortunately with the awards that we get, it’s a plus promotion (That’s just what they are). But like what they say, awards won’t necessarily bring you to commercial success.
So what now? since we did everything we could, it’s now for the universe to decide where to place our film in the face of history. Tonight, October 7, 2013, we will have our premiere night launching of the “Breakaway” in Manila. Good luck to all.
We’ve been getting great reception and touring around the world with this film, now it’s time to show this to my home country. My 2nd feature film, Alagwa (eng. Breakaway) We’ll be having our regular theatrical screenings at your local SM cinemas starting this October 9, 2013. Check out the trailer and see you at the theaters!
"Alagwa" (eng. Breakaway)
an Ian Loreños film
Alagwa (breakaway) film. production
Distributed by: star cinema
Winner: Best Feature film - Thirdworld Independent film Festival, USA 2013
Winner: Best Actor (Jericho Rosales) - 34th Gawad Urian Awards
Winner: Best Indie film - 29th PMPC star awards for movies.
Winner: Outstanding achievement in Acting (Jericho Rosales) - Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 (USA)
Winner: Best Supporting Actor (Bugoy Cariño) - ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards 2013 (Malaysia)
Synopsis: An impoverished single parent, Robert Lim (Jericho Rosales) spends his free time with his young son Brian. One day he takes him to the penny mall for a treat. Turning his back just for a minute, he loses the little boy. Surveillance videos reveal his son being led away by an older child. The father’s anguished search begins. When the police fail to locate his son, he plows through the back streets of Manila, unearthing the dark facets of human trafficking, determined to find his son at all costs.
Starring: Jericho Rosales, Bugoy Cariño, Carmen Soo, Leo Martinez, Smokey Manaloto, Nanette Inventor, Marti Sandino, Jamieson Lee, John Manalo