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PROJECT Boldstar (HD / color / 90min / Philippines) NO 5
DIRECTOR Antoinette JADAONE
WRITER Antoinette JADAONE
PRODUCER Bianca BALBUENA, Dan VILLEGAS
PRODUCTION Epicmedia, Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects
PROJECT STATUSScript Development
DIRECTOR - Antoinette JADAONE
Antoinette Jadaone is an award-winning Filipina filmmaker and household name in both the art-house and mainstream film industry. Her debut feature, Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay (2011), traveled to several international film festivals, including Busan International Film Festival 2012. She directed one of the highest grossing independent films in Philippine cinema history, That Thing Called Tadhana (2014), which was also invited to big genre festivals, including Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2015. She has since helmed romantic comedies and romantic dramas, supported by the biggest studios in the Philippines. She considers Boldstar a means to return to her independent cinema roots.
PRODUCER - Bianca BALBUENA, Dan VILLEGAS
Bianca Balbuena is a producer, writer, and co-founder and CEO of Epicmedia Productions Inc., which has produced over 27 feature films, most notably Engkwentro (Pepe Diokno, 2009), winner of the Lion of the Future Award at Venice International Film Festival 2009; and A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Lav Diaz, 2016), Silver Bear winner at Berlin International Film Festival 2016. She is the recipient of the Asian Film Commissions Network Producer of the Year 2018, and the youngest awardee of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards FIAPF Award for Contribution to Asia Pacific Cinema.

Dan Villegas is a producer, director, cinematographer, and CEO and President of Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects, which has produced a number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films in the Philippines, including Changing Partners (Dan Villegas, 2017), Never Not Love You (Antoinette Jadaone, 2018) and Alone/Together (Antoinette Jadaone, 2019). He attended the Philippines’ First Cut Lab 2019 and the Producers Network, the Marche du Film in Cannes Film Festival 2019.

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SYNOPSIS
A wild celebrity sex tape has leaked, starring former bombshell Ginger Paloma. Now living in a destitute tenement with two kids, it’s a second shot at fame and fortune for Ginger at last. She has to do it, admitting that she is the woman in the video. Except that she isn’t. Everything seems to be going well, as she and her family enjoy their easy money, until the real star of the sex video turns up. Majesty Zamora is younger and fresher, and she’s here to claim what’s rightfully hers. Not willing to let go of her new life, Ginger has a brilliant idea. She makes a new sex tape.
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