Filipinos are naturally artistic and creative – the world has seen the Philippines excel in different fields of art including film, so it is not a surprise that a day would come that OVERSEAS FILIPINOs (OFWs) would come up with a movie that would mirror the life of being away from our beloved home! Come 2017, and that day has arrived!

LAMENTASYON is the very first FILIPINO MOVIE made by an ALL OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFW) Cast and Crew – definitely a milestone for Filipino Art and the Philippine Film Industry!

Here’s the movie synopsis of Lamentasyon :

“Ape & Company and Animo Events, proudly present the trailer for the highly-anticipated first ever full-length Filipino film entitled “Lamentasyon” (Lamentation) directed by award-winning filmmaker Archie Enriquez, with an all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) cast and crew. “Lamentasyon” was inspired by OFW’s working collection of conflicts and situations of a typical Filipino to give the best to their family. Other than misfortunes and unfortunate events our countrymen suffer while working abroad, the film approaches the psychological impact of working miles away from your loved ones. The script written by Engelbert Chua and Director Enriquez follows the story of Samuel, a newly-hired chef in Dubai and his struggles from his avaricious mother and being away from his younger brother. While working in Dubai, he experienced strange occurrences that made him distrustful to everyone including himself. With the help of Mang Gerry, his roommate, who seems to be aware of what’s happening to Samuel. Samuel and Mang Gerry’s meets its end with a very peculiar revelation that makes the embodiment of “Lamentasyon”. What lies ahead on this character-driven drama set in the formidable risky dilemma of a modern day in Dubai?”

And here’s the Lamentasyon Movie Trailer :

Lamentasyon Full Trailer from Ape and Company on Vimeo.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK GUYS??? Are you happy that Filipinos are stepping up their game overseas? Are you glad that life as OFWs are getting more expression in Film?

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