"Shift" wins the Osaka Asian Film Festival Grand Prix (Best Picture)

I am mighty proud! One of my fave Pinoy Films of all time bagged a major award at the recently held Osaka Asian Film Festival! SHIFT, a film directed by Siege Ledesma, top-billed by Felix Roco, Alex Medina and Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino gave another pride for our country by winning the Best Picture! It was originally an entry of Cinema One Originals 2013 where it premiered here in the Philippines. Honestly, I managed to watch SHIFT 5 times during Cinema One Originals' short run in theaters. I was deeply moved by this movie and I share the genuine joy with the entire team SHIFT for winning the Grand Prix at Osaka Film Fest! Here's the movie trailer:
 
Shift is a story about Estela (Yeng), a call center agent, who had an offbeat relationship with her mentor Trevor, who is openly gay (Felix). The movie was clearly natural. It is packed with real emotions and honesty. This is also Yeng Constantino's first big screen project and I am so proud of her! I do believe that acting in front of the camera is her innate talent. Felix Roco also did real great in portraying a very challenging role. I really wish that this movie can be shown again, on a wider audience.. to gain much deserved attention.
Ms. Eugene Domingo was a part of the jury for Osaka Film Fest and she said, “This year, we merit a film for it's simplicity, honesty and it's integrity for pushing boundaries.” As a winner, the filmmakers behind Shift will receive 500,000 Yen. Well, again, I congratulate writer/director Siege Ledesma, producer Joe Alandy, creative consultant Jade Castro, Yeng Constantino, Felix Roco, Alex Medina and everyone behind the movie Shift! And I would like to share my personal movie review of Shift, which was posted last November 2013, hoping you could check it out as well: http://www.msmightymau.com/2013/11/cinema-one-originals-2013-shift-movie.html
Photo credits to Shift's Facebook Page
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