Multimedia Alumnus' Film Secures Slot in Cinema One Originals 2018

Posted: December 8, 2018, 1:45 P.M.

Mapúa University's Multimedia Arts alumnus grabbed a slot in the nine official final entries of recently concluded Cinema One Originals Film Festival for his full-length film "Asuang."
Raynier F. Brizuela, known as "Rayn," graduated from Mapúa's School of Media Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts and Sciences (MAS) in 2014. Rayn developed his skills in filmmaking when he was a student of Mapúa. He won a back-to-back best film award in CineMapúa 2013 and 2014 for his short films "Obra" and "Bigote" respectively. During his college year in the Institute, he also competed in the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge 2015, and won the award for Outstanding Presentation.
The film "Asuang" was chosen from hundreds of screenplays submitted in the annual film festival. All finalists received a P3 million grant for the production of their films. The film "Asuang" is a mockumentary style of visual storytelling about imaginary god of sins, a hard-hearted and volatile god of Bicol, who attempts to exist in a post-digital world. It also depicts the collision of arguments between fiction and the application of technology. The film top billed by Alwyn Uytingco who won best actor.
Cinema One Originals, an annual independent film festival in the country, is produced by Cinema One, a cable television network owned and operated by ABS-CBN, and having a festival partnership program with the Film Development Council Of The Philippines (FDCP). The film finalists were all  screened last October 12-21 in TriNoma, Glorietta, Gateway, Santolan Town Plaza and Powerplant.
*Photos courtesy of Rayn F. Brizuela's Facebook