EKSTRA (THE BIT PLAYER)
111 mins | Drama, Comedy | 2013
A socio-realist film, Ekstra follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as a bit player. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation of the marginalized laborers like her.
Vilma Santos, Marlon Rivera, Vincent de Jesus, Ruby Ruiz, Tart Carlo, (special participation) Piolo Pascual, Pilar Pilapil, Cherie Gil, Cherry Pie Picache, Richard Yap, and Marian Rivera
Director Jeffrey Jeturian, Screenwriters Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone, Jeffrey Jeturian, Executive Producers Josabeth Alonso, John Victor Tence, Jeffrey Jeturian, Vilma Santos-Recto, Producers Atty. Joji Alonso, Ferdinand Lapuz, Line Producer Charyl Chan-De Guzman, Director of Photography Lee Briones, Editors Glenn Ituriaga, Zig Dulay, Sound Designers Addiss Tabong, Wild Sound, Production Designer Ericson Navarro
*Cinemalaya Award-Directors’ Showcase-Best Screenplay (Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone, Jeffrey Jeturian), Best Performance by an Actress (Vilma Santos), Best Performance by a Supporting Actress (Ruby Ruiz), Special Jury Prize, Audience Choice Award, NETPAC Prize