FILMS

MAYOHAN

Dan Villegas & Paul Sta. Ana
100 mins | Drama | 2010

Mayohan is set in Infanta, Quezon where locals turn each of the 31 days of May into a charming celebration of good harvest and a tribute to the virginal virtues of Mary, mother of Christ. Amidst the festivities, Niño, a 15-year-old young outsider becomes involved in the preparation of the Mayohan’s final event, the pasayaw. As this orphaned teenager comes of age and deals with the loss of both parents, his attention shifts to Lilibeth, a 19-year-old provincial lass, the pasayaw’s elected presidenta who gets lost in the hustle and bustle that transpire before May ends. As the event underscores gender lines, generation differences, and class issues, the two become entangled in an unlikely partnership, each in their own search for growth and acceptance.

CAST

Lovi Poe, Elijah Castillo, Ping Medina, Lui Manansala, Chiqui del Carmen, Dianne Laserna, Jill Palencia, Girose Lanot, Benedict Jhocson

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director Dan Villegas, Screenwriter Paul Sta. Ana, Executive Producer Dan Villegas, Producer Aloy Adlawan, Co-Producers Bobby Bonifacio Jr., Neil Eusebio, J Ann Gauzon Mirasol, RR Velasco, Supervising Producer Tetz Salvador, Director of Photography Dan Villegas, Music Scorer Emerzon Texon, Editor Jess Yap, Sound Designer & Sound Engineer Joey Santos, Associate Director Allan Forte, Production Designer Bianca Gonzales-Dadivas, Field Sound Recordist Mark Locsin, Production Managers Adi Lopez, Loren Rabadam

*Cinemalaya Award-Best Screenplay (Paul Sta. Ana), Best Cinematography (Dan Villegas), Best Performance by an Actress (Lovi Poe), Best Original Score (Emerzon Texon)