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PROJECT BACKGROUND

The making of this indie film was inspired by and conceived from the customary practices of Marinduqueños during the Lenten Season. Also, the fact that there had been no single film produced for and by the province in order to promote if not discover or entirely preserve its authentic cultures. The title “TAWAK” is taken from the name of a locally-made anti-venom (esp. snakebites) concoction. Marinduque – an island province famous for its Moriones Festival is abounding with culture reflected in the practices and rituals which were handed from generation to generation. Some of these include “pagtatawak”, “pagpapanata”, “pagkakabalwa”, “pagpapasyon”, others. The immense and enigmatic devotion of people who had been observing the practices and rituals during holy week remains to be the captivating element of the culture of Marinduque. Aside from the spiritual culture, there are also indigenous cultures that are in the nature of music and dance and are being practiced at any given time of the year. The most popular is “putong”. Highlighting the culture of the province are the preserved values of Marinduqueños in welcoming and receiving visitors, its dialect, its scenic views, and the increasing tourism-related industries like butterfly culture and production, arts crafts, others. The film “Tawak” captures well-defined events set in the celebration of the Lenten season. The twist of the film brings to light the other side of the ardent and sacred rituals in order to serve and keep fidelity to faith and religion and in pursuit of holiness and sanctity. What lies beneath the mask – good or evil? What lies beneath the black cloth of kabalwa – purity or sin? What lies beneath the words of pasyon – consecration or pretense? What is the devil doing while men are chasing holiness? How do they persuade men to doing unholy things? Would one find evil in the midst of a divine quest? Or would one find purity and holiness in the heart of sins?
 

STORY CONCEPT

The film “Tawak” is a story of Mang Biano, who is popular for being a “Magtatawak” – a traditional doctor or known to Filipinos as “quack doctor” who makes a concoction of anti-venom for snakebites. But one snake came into their life that strike them with venom which he has no cure. He is Marko, his best friend who raped his wife.
 

DREAM CAST & CREW

The film “Tawak” is a story of Mang Biano, who is popular for being a “Magtatawak” – a traditional doctor or known to Filipinos as “quack doctor” who makes a concoction of anti-venom for snakebites. But one snake came into their life that strike them with venom which he has no cure. He is Marko, his best friend who raped his wife.
 
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Liza Soberano

as Maria Lopez

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Stuart Laine

as Ted Lopez

Emilly Curtis

as Anne Ferrara

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Omar Merro

as John Amsty

PREMIUMBEAT presents a EDGESTUDIO production in association with ENVATO a JAMES EAMES film
ELISA VELASQUEZ, BRAIN STELL, WILLOWSOUL
with a STANLY PREZ and KATIE DENEV music by ROBER JAMISON story BYALVIN ANDEWS and NICK HOLSON
edited by SHARON COCHRAN screenplay by PHILLIP SIMON made up IRIS JAMES executive producer SAWYER MORSE and KAYDEN RANDALL directed by JAMAS EAMES.