Nakaw by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo, Cinemalaya 2017 Short Feature Film finalist

NAKAW tells the story of Bateng, a boy who triggered a series of life-changing events when he stole an old woman's purse.

Crime Thriller / R 16
Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo
Main Cast: 

Kristoffer King, Frank Ferguson, Angelo Gammad, Duke San Juan, Shieka  Aljunaibi


Written and Directed by: Noel Escondo and Arvin Belarmino
Executive Producer: Patsy Ferrer
Associate Producer: Michael Cruz and Jeetendra  Marcelline
DOP & Editor: Tristan Cua
Editor: Boriz Vicente
Sound: Neil Fordan
Production Designer: Benjie Donasco
Art Director: Joyce Romero
Marketing Director: Michael Cruz
Production Assistants: Tin Nicolas, Mira Ticlao

Arvin Belarmino, Noel Escondo

ARVIN BELARMINO. Born in Masbate in 1987, he spent most of his years growing up in Quiapo, Manila. He took up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in De La Salle University Dasmariñas Cavite. He discovered his love for movies at age 8 when his father first took him to the video stores. "Kadiboy" started writing in 2004 and has written several screenplays since then. He may not have taken a degree in filmmaking but his passion for films inspired him to establish the group Halikon in 2006. Kadiboy is influenced by the works of Lino Brocka, Peque Gallaga, Harmony Korine and Lars von Trier. His forte is writing dark comedy and satire. He’s working on a few screenplays, which he plans to bring to the screens in the coming years. He recently won as Best Director at this year’s Pelikultura 2017.
NOEL ESCONDO studied Theater Arts in UP Diliman but ended up graduating as Aircraft Mechanic from PATTS College of Aeronautics. A two-time Aliw Award nominee as Best Stage Actor, he also pursued writing, producing and directing in TV for 15 years. He also made marks in directing music videos and TV commercials. He recently won as Best Director at this year’s Pelikultura 2017. NAKAW is his first short film.

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