Requited

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Drama / R 16
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Requited by Nerissa Picadizo. Cinemalaya 2017 Full-Length Feature Category entry

Matt is driven by one ultimate goal: to bike all the way from Manila to Mt. Pinatubo Lake to defy his ill-fated life. His body is ravaged by Parkinson's disease and a faltering faith; but his resilience  to live and end life on his own terms carries him through. He encounters a road block in Sandy who ironically is the person he is running away from and "the one" he wants to be with the most.
In their biking trip, Matt and Sandy's different personalities collide with each other in spite of their unlikely endearing qualities. Verbal battles constantly arise that spill out the nature of their complicated relationship. Biking through the tough terrains and lahar-filled lands of Mt. Pinatubo, they experience many challenges on the road. As Sandy gets tangled in Matt's anger and desperation, she becomes an unwitting sacrifice for his redemption.

Directed By: 
Nerissa Picadizo
Main Cast: 

Jake Cuenca, Anna Luna, Richard Quan, Rommel Luna, Anne Marzan, Albert Chan Paran, Miguel Malonzo, Noubikko Ray

Credits: 

Director, Writer, Producer: Nerissa Picadizo
Executive Producers: Juan Carlos  Cuenca, Karen Calilung, Jim Baltazar, Leah Anne Marzan, Andy Valenzuela, Rommel Luna, Justin Santos, Jan Oliver Evangelista, John Sy, Bernard Dacanay, Rj Agustin, Real Florido
Co-Producers: Raffy Magsaysay, Marilen Magsaysay
Line Producer: Maxie Cuangco Evangelista III
Associate Producer: Nicky Picadizo
Director of Photography: Jeyow Evangelista
Editor: Silver Belen
Production Designer: Eero Yves Francisco
Musical Scorer: Chi Capulong
Sound Designer: Raffy Magsaysay
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay

About the Director
Nerissa Picadizo

NERISSA PICADIZO won “Best Indie Producer” in the shorts category of the International Film Festival Manhattan 2014 in New York City for her film "Astray," which she directed, wrote, and produced. She was one of the honorees at the “5th Inquirer Indie Bravo” Awards by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. An awardee at the “The 7th ANI NG DANGAL” Awards given by the NCCA, she also received the 2016 Sangguniang Bayan Outstanding Citizen award.

For more than a decade, she worked extensively in various Film, TV, events, and theater productions. She has directed, written, and produced the short-film “STRESSFUL X.” She has also directed a TV travel show, music videos and, AVPs. She is the producer of two feature length films; “The Solar Champion” and “Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat” (Shadows of Noon) which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Cinema One Original Film Festival. 

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