The Diplomat Hotel

The Diplomat Hotel

Victoria Lansang is a popular news reporter who has been requested to mediate a hostage crisis. And in front of a national television audience, something horribly goes wrong and people are killed while Victoria suffers a mental breakdown. A year later, she’s eager to get back into the game. However, the only assignment she can get is to do a documentary on the last night of The Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, a crumbling and abandoned building infamously known for its bloody past and its hauntings. Looking for redemption, she arrives there with her crew and they start filming. But as they get deeper into the night, the place starts to exert its will on them and they find out exactly what monstrous evil awaits at The Diplomat Hotel.  By daybreak, their lives will never be the same again.

Christopher Ad Castillo
Main Cast: 

Gretchen Barretto, Art Acuña, Mon Confiado, Joel Torre, Nico Antonio, Sarah Gaugler, Channel Delatorre, Brooke Chantelle, Abe Pagtama, Alvin Anson, Luchie Maranan, Carl Alexander Acosta, Karen Navarette Anton, Miel Riley Ribon, Evangeline Flora, Mica Panis, Michelle Panis, Jennylyn Samiana, Mark Anthony Marquez, Whammy Alcazaren 


Written & Directed by - Christopher Ad. Castillo
Executive Producer - Josabeth Alonso
Co-Producer - Orlando Estillore
Producer - Alemberg Ang
Production Manager - Maxie Cuangco Evangelista III
Dop - Dexter Dela Peña
Production Design - Whammy Alcazaren
Art Director - Frances Grace Mortel
Editing - Carlo Francisco Manatad, Crio Sarchez
Music - Denise Santos
Sound Design - Ray Andrew San Miguel, Drew Milallos
Field Sound Recordist - Ray Andrew San Miguel  

Christopher Ad Castillo

Christopher Ad. Castillo is the first born son of legendary filmmaker Celso Ad. Castillo. He grew up on his father’s film sets and won the 1986 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor award for “Bagets Gang”. As a filmmaker, he was nominated for The Remy Martin Emerging Filmmaker Award for writing and directing the psychological thriller “The Sky is Falling”. He was Program Director of New Filmmakers Series West. He grew up on a steady diet of genre films such as horror, action, and noir. Aside from his father, his influences range from filmmakers Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski to David Fincher, Nicolas Refn Winding, Jacques Audiard, and Park Chan-wook. The Diplomat Hotel is his 3rd feature film after The Sky Is Falling and the ensemble drama Los Angeles7. He has also directed several music videos. He believes that art and intelligent film making can be mixed with commercialism.



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