BAGAHE tells the story of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), Mercy Abunag. As the whole family celebrates her homecoming, NBI Agents appear on the doorstep inviting Mercy for some questioning about a case of a newborn child in the trash bin of an airplane toilet.
Believed to be the suspect, Mercy undergoes investigation and is turned over to different social entities--police, hostpita, shelter, media, church, and bureaucrats. What unfolds is the whole truth behind a mother whp got abused, and the measures in which she is taken care of by her motherland.
Angeli Bayani, Shamaine Buencamino, Boots-Anson Roa, Racquel Villavicencio, Bing Pimentel, Menggie Cobarrubias, Arnold Reyes, Madlen Nicolas, Yayo Aguila, Sue Prado, Rollie Inocencio, Matt Daclan, Micko Laurente, Chanel Latorre, Erlinda Villalobos, Alvin Nakassi, Natileigh Sitoy, Jill Palencia, Cataleya Surio, Janet Queblatin
Writer & Director: Zig Dulay
Executive Producer: Milagros Ong-How
Producers: Jed Medrano, Zig Dulay
Creative Consultant: Armando Lao
Production Manager: Lucky Jay De Guzman
Director of Photography: Albert Banzon
Production Design: Aped Santos
Music: Gian Gianan
Sound Design: Andrew Milallos
Editor: Zig Dulay
Colorist: Joe Nico Ebora
ZIG DULAY is a native from Isabela province. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts major in Journalism and minor in Broadcasting at the University of the Philippines Baguio. He is currently completing his master’s degree, MA Araling Pilipino (Creative Writing and Film) at University of the Philippines Diliman.
He began his career as a filmmaker in 2011with his first full-length film, “Huling Halik” (The Last Kiss), which was a Cinemalaya NETPAC entry, 2012. In the same year, he won awards for his screenplays “Posas,” Best Picture Cinemalaya Film Festival, 2012; “QWERTY” Special Jury Prize, Sineng Pambansa Film Festival, 2012; “Ad Ignorantiam” Jury Prize winner, Metro Manila Film Festival, 2012; “Ekstra” (The Bit Player) Jury Prize winner, Cinemalaya Film Festival, 2013; and “Kasal” (The Commitment) Best Picture, Cinemalaya Film Festival, 2014. His short film “Missing” was a finalist in the 2013 Cinemalaya Film Festival. It won the Best Short Film award in Gawad Urian. His film “M.” (Mother’s Maiden Name) bagged the Jury Prize Award in Metro Manila Film Festival 2014. In 2015, his Sinag Maynila Film Festival film entry “Bambanti” (Scarecrow) won the Best Film awards from Brussels International Film Festival and Ajyal Youth Film Festival. In 2016, he won the Best Picture award for his film “Paglipay” (Crossing), his film entry in the TOFARM Film Festival.
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