Against all odds, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos’ pet project, “Pintakasi,” an indie film that combines live action and animation, hits the big screen this month.

Marcos, who started work on the film as producer over three years ago, feels that this dream project becoming a reality is significant: “Our country is famous for exporting and outsourcing animating talents. They have been working for top studios abroad but, until now, we cannot call any cartoon character or franchise our own.”

With “Pintakasi,” she aims to showcase Filipino talent in both live action and animation. “We even got the award-winning hip-hop dance group Philippine All-Stars to perform in the film,” says Marcos.

An entry in the indie section of the Metro Manila Film Festival, “Pintakasi” has cinematographer Lee Meily as live-action director and teacher-artist Nelson Caguila as animation director. Caguila, according to Meily, tapped students from St. Benilde, St. Scholastica’s and Asia Pacific College to help, along with out-of-school youths as trainees.

- Inquirer, Entertainment

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