by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
Ace (23) and Miko (17) desperately want to become famous actors but it seems the Universe has a different plan for their lives.
Royce Cabrera, Kokoy de Santos, Ricky Davao
After making his first mainstream film “Last Fool Show,” Eduardo Roy Jr. is back for his 4th Cinemalaya film, “F#*@bois.” He is known for his film “Pamilya Ordinaryo” that bagged Best Film, Best Director, NETPAC Award, Best Actress and Best Editor in Cinemalaya 2017. His previous Cinemalaya films are “Quick Change” (2013) and “Bahay Bata” (2011).
All of Roy’s films are based from research and interviews with mostly set of individuals that he encounters. He is always engaging with the ordinary and mundane, and the filmmaker in him is always hungry for stories that are unfolding. He follows these stories with a fervent hope that the underdog, the marginalized will emerge triumphant in some way.
All of my films are actually inspired by real people and real events. I like knowing the story behind the story of people’s seemingly ordinary lives. I get curious and ask questions, what would the characters do given their unique set of challenges and situation? Who is the real victim here? What will they do if no one is watching them?
For “F#*@bois,” I watched the news one night and was disturbed by some of the events happening in Metro Manila and nearby towns, as reported by leading news agencies. I felt strongly about some of the characters and I needed to write about them. I did my own research and talked to several people to wrap my head around the story.
As a filmmaker, my curiosity is endless. I want to be able to get inside people’s minds. What were they thinking at that moment?
The universe can play tricks on us and change our fate in an instant. We make small decisions everyday that lead to big moments; moments that are irreversible.
Director/Screenplay Eduardo Roy, Jr.
Cinematography Albert Banzon
Production Design Carmela Danao
Editing Carlo Francisco Manatad
Original Music Score Andrew Florentino
Sound Immanuel Verona
RATING: R 16
GENRE: Suspense, Drama