Independent film director Michael Francis E. Sandejas ‘91 won the “Best Film,” “Best Sound” and “Best Editing” for the film “Tulad ng Dati” at the 2006 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Eight films battled each other in the full length category. These are “Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo” by Nick Joseph Olanka; “Batad: Sa Paang Palay” by Vic Acedillo, Jr. and Benji Garcia; “Donsol” by Adolfo Alix, Jr.; “In Da Red Corner” by Dado C. Lumibao and Bong Ramos; “Mudraks” by Arah Jell G. Badayos; “Rotonda” by Ron Bryant; “Saan Nagtatago si Happiness” by Florida M. Bautista and Rea Florido; and “Tulad ng Dati” by Michael Sandejas.
“Tulad ng Dati” is a unique film because it’s a semi-biographical movie about the legendary rock band, The Dawn. The film follows the lives and careers of the members of The Dawn through the many ups and downs of the band’s 20 years in the music industry. The film’s cast includes the members of The Dawn (Jett Pangan, JB Leonor, Francis Reyes and Buddy Zabala) playing themselves, and Ping Medina, Agot Isidro and Mylene Dizon.
The festival will move over to the UP Film Institute in Diliman on August 7 to 10.
Click image below to view the trailer of “Tulad ng Dati”