Filipino comic book writer and artist Arnold Arre’s “Milkyboy” bagged the “Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award” at the 30th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest in Los Angeles last Sunday, May 11.
“Milkyboy” was the only Philippine entry that won an award in the festival. Eleven Philippine films were accepted in the festival’s feature, documentary and short film categories.
On the festival’s website, “Milkyboy” is described as the story of Rey, a child star whose sole claim to fame is playing a superhero character called ‘Milkyboy’ in a TV milk commercial. Now in his 30s, Rey is an alcoholic stuck in a dead end job in a fading advertising company.
In the updated biography of Arre, the award is described as “a juried award that recognizes the creative and innovative use of the language of cinema.”
With report from Interaksyon