by Chuck Gutierrez
22 minutes |Historical, Punk|2020 |PG

Heneral Rizal uncovers the story of Paciano Rizal, usually regarded as the ever-supportive elder brother of the Filipino National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Unknown to many, Paciano was a proficient general who fought the colonizers, together with Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Jacinto. He was instrumental in liberating Calamba during the Philippine Revolution.

Featuring a powerful performance by Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Director Nanding Josef, Heneral Rizal will form part of TPs full-length stage production in 2021 aimed to shed new light in understanding nationalism and what it really means to be a Filipino.


Nanding Josef
Special Participation of Juan Lorenzo Marco


DirectorChuck Gutierrez
WriterFloro C. Quibuyen
Assistant Director Antonette Go
Cinematography Dexter Dela Pena
Editing Chuck Gutierrez
VfxJaye Jacinto
Sound Andrea Teresa T. Idioma
Music EmerzonTexon
Production Managers Joan Abubo, Jo Ann Requestas


Born in 1981 in Quezon City, Chuck Gutierrez (Carlo Joel Burgos Gutierrez) is a director, editor, and producer.

His debut work as a film editor was Jay (2008), directed by Francis Xavier Pasion, which earned him the Best Editor prize in the 2008 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, the 2009 Star Awards, and the 2009 GawadUrian. In the 2010 edition of Cinemalaya, he won both the Best Editor prizes for his works in Halaw (Ways of the Sea) directed by SheronDayoc under the New Breed Category, and for Pink Halo-Halo directed by Jay Altarejos in the Directors’ Showcase category.

In his young career, Chuck has collaborated with filmmakers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and championed Filipino films in major international film festivals. He edited and co-produced AuraeusSolito’sCinemalaya entry film Busong (Palawan Fate, 2011), which also had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. His post-production work for ArnelMardoquio’sAngTigmosaAkingPagpauli (Riddles of My Homecoming, 2013) set in Mindanao won him best in editing at the 2014 GawadUrian.

In 2018, Gutierrez edited the Cinemalaya-winning film Liway, directed by Kip Oebanda. The film also earned various nominations and winnings, including Best Editing at the 2019 Eddys Awards and 2019 Luna Awards by the Film Academy of the Philippines.

Besides his works on fiction films, Gutierrez also produces and edits documentary films. He worked on Benito Bautista’s Harana (2012), as well as the multi-awarded film Sunday BeautyQueen (2016) by Baby Ruth Villarama, including her other films– Jazz in Love (2013), LittleAzkals (2014), and The Boy with No Shoes (2019).

His debut feature-length film as a director is a film shot in Compostela Valley, Mindanao entitled Iisa (As One), which was in-competition at the 2015 QCinema International Film Festival.It went on to screen in Italy, Turkey, Malaysia, Cameroon, Uruguay, United States, among others. He is an alumnus of the Talents Tokyo Campus.

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