Monday, February 27, 2012

‘The Road’ is First All-Filipino Film to be Commercially Released in North America

GMA Films’ horror masterpiece “The Road” is believed to be the first ever Filipino movie to have a commercial screening in the US and Canada.

“The Road” is helmed by Yam Laranas, the director of the Angel Locsin-Richard Gutierrez starrer “Sigaw” which was adapted in Hollywood with the title “The Echo” in 2008.

Laranas’ latest horror materpiece stars Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, Carmina Villaroel, Derrick Monasterio, Lexi Fernandez, TJ Trinidad, Alden Richards, and Louise delos Reyes, and it will be distributed in Northern America by the Los Angeles-based Freestyle Releasing company.

“The Road” will have a red-carpet gala premiere at the Mann Chinese theater in Los Angeles on May 9 and beginning May 11, it will hit at least 50 theaters in the US and Canada.

GMA Films head Annette Gozon-Abrogar pointed out that the release is not merely a special, off-shore screening of a locally produced film like Brillante Mendoza’s “Serbis” in 2010 but a “full-pledged distribution deal” which includes the video release of the movie in various platforms.

The film will not be dubbed into English but will be subtitled.


Anonymous said...

No it is not! There were other films that were shown commercially in the US. This is a false claim..for publicity sake! Get real!

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