Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s Huling Balyan ng Buhi Premieres in Davao City

Written by Ria Jose

February 2, 2007 was an unforgettable night for the Davao City independent films industry. It was the night that young director Sherad Anthony Sanchez finally brought home his award-winning movie, Huling Balyan ng Buhi. The film was written and directed by Sherad and produced by Sherad’s Salida in partnership with Alchemy of Vision and Light and Cinema One. It was judged as the Best Picture in last year’s Cinema One Originals Awards. Sherad also received awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and its cast of amateur actors won the Special Award of Best Acting Ensemble. The movie was shot entirely in nearby Arakan Valley, Cotabato.

The film revolves around the last living baylan (priestess / healer) and how her cultural importance is lost on the young who are more fascinated with videoke machines. It also tells the story of rebels, military men and other people who lives somehow intersect in a desperate attempt to save the life of the baylan.

The film will have its regular showing at the GMall Cinema One from February 7 – 13, 2007.

This post was written by Ria Jose

4 thoughts on “Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s Huling Balyan ng Buhi Premieres in Davao City

  1. Blogie

    hello ria! i like your blog. congrats!
    i’ve included you in my blogroll already. appreciate a linkback 🙂
    see you around soon!

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  3. Mario Sanchez Poblete

    I’m trying to locate our long lost relatives his name is “LORENZO ARCE SANCHEZ”, my uncle. He is known for his nickname “ENCHONG”, if you happen to know him by any chance, feel free to contact me in my e-mail address.

    Thanks, Mario Sanchez Poblete

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