Saturday, July 30, 2011


In an attempt to once again engrave in films another strong socio-political issue, Direk Brillante Mendoza is out for another masterpiece “Prey” (to be released internationally as “Captured”). Based on real life chronicles of 2001 kidnapping of Gracia Burnham and husband Martin Burnham by the armed rebel Abu Sayyaf Group, the film will star Canne Film Festival Best Actress Isabelle Huppert, Raymond Bagatsing, Ronnie Lazaro, Sid Lucero, Rustica Carpio, Angel Aquino plus special participations from Coco Martin, Joel Torre and Ms. Anita Linda.

After seeing the stills from Direk Dante’s Facebook, I just can’t help myself but be thrilled for its proper release. Right now, the team is under extreme pressure of post-production. The world premiere is set to be next year 2012 with still no exact date. 

Isabelle Huppert with PUP-College of Communication's pride Dr. Rustica Carpio

Oh by the way, it's Direk Dante's birthday today. Happy Birthday Direk!!!

photo credits: sourced from Direk Brillante Mendoza's Facebook account

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