FULL CIRCLE LAB PHILIPPINES

The Full Circle Lab (FCL) Philippines is a capacity-building program aimed at supporting Filipino and Southeast Asian filmmakers. Through organizing the various labs ranging from the stages of pre-production to post-production, the program enhances selected projects from around the globe, elevating a particular film to its highest potential and allowing it to reach international standards. Filmmakers from the Philippines and neighboring Brunei, Cambodia, East-Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and/or Vietnam are eligible and encouraged to apply to the Lab. 

FCL Philippines started as a partnership in 2019 with the First Cut Lab Philippines between the FDCP in collaboration with Matthieu Darras, current director of Full Circle Lab and former Artistic Director of the internationally renowned Torino Film Lab. Currently on its third edition, FCL aims to make the Philippines a creative hub for filmmaking in the Southeast Asian region. With this, the tailor-made Full Circle Lab Philippines opens up its program to discover unique stories from all of Southeast Asia and to encompass the different voices within the region. 

In addition to the fiction lab for feature projects, FCL Philippines also features labs for mini and/or multi-season series in development, animation stories in development, feature-length documentaries in post-production, and feature-length fiction films in the editing stage for the Fiction, Series, Animation, and First Cut labs respectively. Its newest lab addition is for Creative Producers. 

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FICTION LAB - PHILIPPINES

The Gospel of the Beast 
Director: Sheron Dayoc
Producer: Sonny Calvento

Killing Time in Manila Traffic
Director: Paul Sta. Ana 
Producer: Dan Villegas

RA 8491 or How We Recall Lost Memories in Transit
Director: Austin Tan
Producer: Stelle Laguda

Rookie 
Director: Samantha Lee
Producer: Geo Lomuntad

FICTION LAB - SOUTHEAST ASIA

6TH FINGER
Director: Sheron Dayoc 
Producers: Arden Rod Condez, Sonny Calvento & Alemberg Ang 

BABY ROSE
Director: Giancarlo Abrahan  
Producer:Kriz Gazmen 

DEVILS IN PARADISE
Director: Joe Bacus 
Producer: Benjamin Padero

DEAR WORMWOOD
Director: Eduardo Dayao
Producer: Patti Lapus & Bradley Liew

SERIES LAB

Penumbra (Singapore)
Director: Russell Morton
Producer: Jeremy Chua

Life I Stole (Malaysia)
Director: Putri Sugua
Producer: Cher Kian Tan

The Beer Girl in Yangon (Myanmar)
Director: Sein Lyan Tun
Producer: John Badalu

Picturehouse (Vietnam)
Director: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo
Producers: Bao Nguyen & Johann Chapelan

SERIES LAB

You + Me = Infinity (Philippines)
Director: Jurex Suson
Producer: Gale Osorio

Sa Aking Mga Kamay: The Rebirth of the Cattleya Killer (Philippines)
Creative Producer: Tanya Winona Bautista-Navarro
Executive Producer: EJ Mallari

Ella Arcangel (Philippines)
Director: Mervin Malonzo
Producer: Emmanuel Angeles

Change of Heart (Philippines)
Director: Petersen Vargas
Producer: Antoinette Jadaone

FIRST CUT LAB

Best of Show (BOS) (Philippines)
Director: Auraeus Solito

Glorious Ashes (Vietnam)
Director: Bui Thac Chuyen
Producer: Ngoc Tran

Dreaming & Dying (Singapore)
Director: Nelson Yeo
Producer: Si En Tan

Autobiography (Indonesia)
Director: Makbul Mubarak
Producer: Yulia Bhara

CREATIVE PRODUCERS LAB

Robert Rodriguez
ERK Production (Philippines)

Patti Lapus
Epicmedia Productions (Philippines)

Jed Medrano
FBN Media Productions (Philippines)

Geo Lomuntad
Project 8 Projects (Philippines)

Carlo Catu
YATU Film Productions (Philippines)

Angelina Marilyn Bok
Xeno Pictures (Singapore)

Xuan Trang Nguyen Thi
LAGI Productions (Vietnam)

Jeanne Sombatwattana
Vertical Films (Thailand)

 

Full Circle Lab Philippines is led by Matthieu Darras and Izabela Igel on behalf of Tatino Films.

 

SERIES LAB
  • Ms. Mmbatho Kau
  • Ms. Naomi Levari
FICTION LAB
  • Mr. Giovanni Pompili
  • Ms. Helen Beltrame-Linne
  • Mr. Ayman El Amir
  • Ms. Meiske Taurisia
FIRST CUT LAB
  • Mr. Benjamin Mirguet
  • Mr. Cătălin Cristuţiu

CREATIVE PRODUCERS LAB

  • Juraj Krasnohorsky
  • Izabela Igel
FULL CIRCLE LAB ADVISORS
  • Paolo Bertolin
  • Lorna Tee
  • Pimpaka Towira
  • Raymond Phathanavirangoon,
    Patrick Huang
  • Giovanni Pompili
  • Naomi Levari

FICTION LAB - SOUTHEAST ASIA

CAUSEWAY (Malaysia) 
Director: Aw See Wee 
Producer: Lim Shu Jia 

DON'T CRY BUTTERFLIES (Singapore/Vietnam)
Director:Duong Dieu Linh 
Producer: Tan Si En 

PIERCE (Singapore/Taiwan)
Director: Nelicia Low 
Producers: Sam Chua & Jeremy Chua 

TILL THE CAVE FILLS (Vietnam) 
Director: Nguyen Le Hoang Viet 
Producers: Nguyen Le Hang & Joshua Levy 

FICTION LAB - PHILIPPINES

6TH FINGER
Director: Sheron Dayoc 
Producers: Arden Rod Condez, Sonny Calvento & Alemberg Ang 

BABY ROSE
Director: Giancarlo Abrahan  
Producer:Kriz Gazmen 

DEVILS IN PARADISE
Director: Joe Bacus 
Producer: Benjamin Padero

DEAR WORMWOOD
Director: Eduardo Dayao
Producer: Patti Lapus & Bradley Liew

SERIES LAB

CHILDREN OF THE RUINS (Philippines) 
Director/Writer: Will Fredo
Producer: Jillmer S. Dy

HANOI IN A TREE (Vietnam) 
Director: Andy Nguyen
Producer: Le Quynh Anh

JAJA FIREBRAND (Philippines) 
Director: Bradley Liew 
Producer: Bianca Balbuena

TEMPESTUOUS (Philippines)
Director and Producer: John Torres

ANIMATION LAB

LIGHT LOST (Philippines)  
Director & Producer: Avid Liongren 

OYAYI (Philippines) 
Director: Mitzi Delima 
Producer: Victor Villanueva

STRANGE NATIVES (Philippines) 
Director: Paolo Herras
Producer: Miguel del Mundo

WITH YOU (Philippines)
Director: August Lyle Espino 
Producer: Kim Timan

FIRST CUT LAB

MIRADOR (Philippines) 
Director: Loy Arcenas 
Producer: Alemberg Ang

RETURN OF THE OWL (Philippines)
Director: Martika Escobar 
Producers:Monster Jimenez & Mario Cornejo

CITY OF SMALL BLESSINGS (Singapore) 
Director: Chen-Hsi Wong 
Producers:Fran Borgia

HOURS OF OURS (Thailand)
Director: Komtouch Napattaloong 
Producer: Noorahaya Lahtee

 

Full Circle Lab Philippines is led by Matthieu Darras and Izabela Igel on behalf of Tatino Films.

 

SERIES LAB
  • Ms. Mmbatho Kau
  • Ms. Naomi Levari
ANIMATION LAB
  • Ms. Aleksandra Świerk
  • Mr. Juraj Krasnohorsky 
FICTION LAB
  • Mr. Giovanni Pompili
  • Ms. Helen Beltrame-Linne
  • Mr. Ayman El Amir
  • Ms. Meiske Taurisia
FIRST CUT LAB
  • Mr. Benjamin Mirguet
  • Mr. Matthieu Darras
  • Ms. Agnieszka Glińska 
  • Mr. Matthieu Taponier
  • Mr. Maya Maffioli
  • Mr. Wim Vanacker

FIRST CUT LAB ADVISORS:

  • Lorna Tee
  • Hiroyuki Tanimoto
  • Sung Jihae 
  • Nashen Moodley
  • Christophe Bruncher
  • Alessandro Gropplero 
  • Mike Goodridge
  • Anna Katchko 
  • Kristina Aschenbrennerová 
  • Alexander Nanau

FICTION / PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

DANCING THE TIDES
Director: Xeph Xuarez
Producer: Alemberg Ang

EVERYBODY LEAVES
Director: Phyllis Grande
Producer: Alemberg Ang

FAN GIRL
Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Producer: Dan Villegas & Bianca Balbuena

PURPLE SUN
Director: Carlo Catu
Producer: Bianca Balbuena

KARAOKE NEWS
Director: John Paul Su
Producer: John Paul Su

THANATOS
Director: E Del Mundo
Producer: Pamela Reyes

THE GIRL AND THE GUN
Director: Rae Red
Producer: Iana Bernardez

THE PERILOUS ODYSSEY TO MOUNT GULSUK
Director: Jordan Dela Cruz
Producer: Alemberg Ang, Arleen Cuevas, John Badalu, & Siege Ledesma

FIRST CUT / PROJECTS IN POST-PRODUCTION

HAYOP KA!
Director: Avid Liongoren
Producer: Joyce Bernal, Piolo Pascual, Erickson Delmundo, E Del Mundo

JOHN DENVER TRENDING
Director: Arden Rod Condez
Producer: Sheron Dayoc, Sonny Calvento

DOCS 

AN ELEGY TO FORGETTING
Director: Kristoffer Brugada
Producer: Cha Escala

HOLY CRAFT
Director: Joseph Mangat
Producer: Alemberg Ang

SPRING BY THE SEA
Director: Aleia Garcia
Producer: Jan Carlo Natividad

DAAN PATUNGONG TAWAYA
Director: Kevin Piamonte
Producer: JR Macahilas

LOOTER
Director: Jayson Bernard Santos
Producer: Emmanuel Payumo

MY FATHER THE EXECUTIONER
Director: Cha Escala
Producer: Francis Solajes