RAYMOND RED'S   H I M P A P A W I D   (Manila Skies)


NOVEMBER 16 - 22 , 2012



Presented by I-View International and Nuances Entertainment thru AMC Theatres, November 16-22 at the following *AMC cinemas:

Near Los Angeles -   AMC Rolling Hills 20
                                 2591 Airport Drive
                                 Torrance, CA 90505

                                 AMC Puente Hills 20
                                1560 South Azusa Avenue
                                City Of Industry, CA 91748

Near San Francisco - AMC Mercado 20
                                 3111 Mission College Blvd.
                                 Santa Clara, CA 95054

San Diego -           AMC Palm Promenade 24
                               770 Dennery Road
                               San Diego, CA 92154

near Seattle -       AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
                               18733-33rd Ave. West
                               Lynwood, WA 98037

MANILA SKIES 30 secs. Trailer 2012


Nominated for Tokyo Film Festival Sakura Grand Prix
Official Selection at 16 International Film Festivals including
Film Festival Rotterdam, Vancouver Film Festival, and Montreal World Film Festival, Hawaii Int. Film Festival, and the LONDON Film Festival of the BFI
Winner of Best Drama Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay at the
Phil. Movie & Television Review & Classification Board Film Awards
Winner of Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor & Actress
Gawad Urian 2010 Film awards (Filipino Film Critics Society)
Winner of Best Film, Best Cinematography and visual design, Best Screenplay,
Best Editing, Best Performance at the YCC 2010 Citations
(Young Critics Circle of the Philippines)

"Red takes the local indie movement thousands of feet higher" - Mario Hernando, Manunuri (Filipino Film Critics society)
"Terrific film!" - Paul Schrader, screenwriter "Taxi Driver", "Raging Bull"
"An absolute cinematic and acting tour-de-force" - William Phelps, Hollywood director
"...a masterclass in filmmaking." - Philbert Dy, reviewer, ClicktheCity.com
"a crushing and powerful tale" - Patrick Frater, The Hollywood Reporter
"a top notch film...packs a powerful punch!" - Peter Scarlett, film programmer
"more radical than meets the eye... spectacular finale" - Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter
"an indelibly visceral experience" - Christopher Bourne, NYAAIFF Program
"intelligently plunges into the ironies and complexities of...social injustice and individual redemption" - The Young Critics Circle of the Philippines

Updated 2012 promo trailer

Detailed Info:

Project title: HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies)
Full length feature, running time 98 mins.
  open for distribution / agents / promotions
Production date:  September - October '08
Post-production: November '08 - August '09
First public screening October 2009
Screened at over 16 international film festivals 2009-2011

Current partnerships:
PelikulaRed / Raymond Red - producer,director,writer,cinematographer
with Roger Garcia Pacific Film Partners HK/US co-producer
Dave Hukom / IGNITE Media digital post-production
Butch Jimenez / co-producer
associate producers -
Jimmy Duavit Jr. / Filmex Inc. production facilities and studios
Oli Laperal / RSVideo Production RED One digital camera system

Technical Specs:

shot on 4k ultra high-definition digital video with the RED One system
post on 2k workflow, mastering and release on the DCI 2K Digital Cinema Package and on HDCAM SR and Digital Betacam NTSC

Brief synopsis:
     Inspired by a true event, Himpapawid (Manila Skies) tackles the astounding story of a lone deranged hijacker who is pushed to the edge as he struggles with the oppression of surviving in modern Philippine society. The film dwells on the common story of a desperate simple man from the countryside searching for a decent means of living in the big city, Manila. He keeps stumbling as he moves from one “station of the cross” to another. In dire straits, he later joins an amateur gang plotting a heist to get even with a corrupt employer. This ultimately goes wayward and ends in devastation. Further hounded by guilt that his father is helplessly ill in the province, he draws his last straw and plots the insane hijacking of a plane to finally take him to his ultimate destination – home or hell.

Himpapawid (Manila Skies) is Raymond Red’s first major film in nine years since winning the Cannes Palme D’Or in 2000 for his short film Anino (Shadows).

       Cast / Crew



Raymond Red



Raymond Red, David Hukom,

Roger Garcia, Butch Jimenez

Associate Producers

Jimmy Duavit, Oli Laperal / RS Video Prod.


Raymond Red


Raymond Red

Production Designer


Danny Red

Diwa de Leon

Design Consultants

Cesar Hernando
Ronald Red


Sound Engineering

David Hukom, Jay Halili, Raymond Red

Ditoy Agila


Raul Arellano, John Arcilla, Ronnie Lazaro, Soliman Cruz, Karlo Altomonte, Raul Morit, Sue Prado, Pen Medina, Nonie Buencamino, Archie Adamos, Nanding Josef, Lav Diaz, Tony Mabesa, Mon Confiado, Jess Evardone, Mike Lloren, Flor Salanga and Ronron Villar

RAUL ARELLANO (above) has been cast in the lead role for HIMPAPAWID. Raul is a versatile actor-painter-musician presently based in Los Angeles CA. He has appeared in two previous films of Raymond Red (Bayani, Sakay) and has won a supporting actor award for his role in Lav Diaz' BATANG WESTSIDE. This is his first lead role. He is seen above as Jose Rizal in BAYANI, Liutenant Dominguez in SAKAY, and in some "sneak peak" scene stills shot on the RED One digital camera. In the cast with Raul are John Arcilla and Ronnie Lazaro (shown above middle photos, both actors in Red's ANINO). Supporting them are Soliman Cruz, Karlo Altomonte, Raul Morit, Pen Medina, Archie Adamos, Nonie Buencamino, Nanding Josef, Lav Diaz, Tony Mabesa, Flor Salanga, Jess Evardone, Mon Confiado, Mike Lloren, and introducing Sue Prado and Ronron Villar.

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