June 24, 2015
WAVES: Heartbreaking Island Romance and the Beauty of Mangenguey, Cebu, & Ilona Struzik! @WaverlyPictures
I felt so proud after watching Waves, a high-quality Philippine movie about an intimate island love story, starring alluring Polish model Ilona Struzik, and Filipino Actor Baron Geisler. Audiences are sure to be mesmerized by the cinematic backdrop of Mangenguey Island in Palawan and the Whale sharks of Cebu, both featured throughout the movie.
Could we finally be seeing a renaissance of the art of film making in the Philippines? Thanks to Waverly Pictures, a Cebu-based motion picture company dedicated to more in-depth, quality, and narrative films, that just might be the case.
WAVES opens today (June 24) in Philippine Cinemas!
Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't miss watching this island love story...
Watch the Waves Official Trailer by Waverly Pictures.
I admire him for courageously coming back to Cebu to establish Waverly Pictures.
I can still remember Sofia's question to Pilar Pilapil's character, "Was it worth it?", referring to the 14-year marriage of the couple.
Waves was created by the awesome team of Scott Curtis Graham (screenplay), Adrian Morales Ramos (editing), Barbara de Biasi (musical scoring), Anna Skrypka (Los Angeles-based producer), and Ayana Jimenez (Executive Producer).
I. METRO MANILA (6 Cinemas)
1. Robinsons Galleria
2. SM North 9 (S - After the Ball)
3. SM Megamall 12 (S - Burying the Ex)
4. SM Sta. Mesa 6 (S - Film Fiesta)
5. SM Fairview 10
6. SM Bacoor 8 (S - Film Fiesta)
II. LUZON (1 Cinema)
1. SM Clark 3 (S - Jurassic)
III. VIZ/MIN (3 Cinemas)
1. SM Lanang 2
2. Gaisano Starscene Davao 6 (S - Kruel)
3. SM Cinema 6 (June 24-26; 7:15pm & 9:00pm)
The acting was convincing, with Baron as a victim of love's circumstances. Some may find Ilona's beauty distracting, but her ability to empathize with the character's dilemma is also commendable.
I would be interested to know what happens to the lives of the characters after 10 years.
For more info, visit http://www.waverlypictures.com/waves.
Live an Awesome Life,
Disclosure: Thanks to Ayana for sending me a screener of the movie. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.
P.S. Watch it online now via Vimeo on Demand: WAVES ($4.99) 48-hour streaming period.