CINEMALAYA auditioning more actors and actresses for 2016 Film fest

By , on October 3, 2015


MANILA — The 2016 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition is still accepting audition for actors and actresses who are able to portray stellar or supporting roles for next year’s projects .p>Additional stories asking for casting calls are available at the CCP Film Broadcast and New Media Division at 832-1125 loc. 1704-1705 of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd, Pasay City.

There are still plenty of characters and roles needing to be filled up by qualified people of different setups in the chosen stories and scripts that have been chosen to be filmed or shot by next year.

For instance, “Mercury is Mine” by Jason Paul Laxamana is about a middle-aged woman about to close down her failing eatery at the foot of a mountain when a mysterious white teenager named Mercury appears and begs to work as a waiter in exchange of nothing but shelter.

The eatery begins to attract more customers. As different people try to offer Mercury better opportunities, the woman struggles to keep the white boy all to herself.

Applicant for the role of Mercury must be 100 per cent Caucasian (not mestizo) with light blonde hair;or if dark blonde, should be willing to be dye his hair.

He must pass off as 16-20 years old, speak English with an American accent, preferably Californian and a little of Filipino.

The shoot will take place in Pampanga.

”Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching” by Inna Salazar describes Ponching as a religious man who does petty crimes. He gets into a new venture, text scamming, thinking it will not really hurt anyone.

One day, his seemingly “innocent” text scam accidentally cons a recipient into thinking he is the bastard child of their late relative — who has a huge inheritance in his name.

Text scammer Ponching must be in his late 30s; someone who can look like a criminal but at the same time also has an endearing quality; religious; obedient to his mother.

Ponching’s best friend, Elmerson, is also a scammer in his 30s and like the former, manipulative, religious; and treats Ponching like a brother.

Nanay Pacing , Ponching’s overbearing mother; is a pro in different scams and illegal means of livelihood such as jueteng, 5/6, endings, lotteries, etc.

Lola Beatriz, Ponching’s supposed grandmother; the matriarch of the dela Vera family; is old fashioned, religious, strict

Arianna, the eldest sister is 58 years old; uptight, classy, dominant, always proper.

Ramon , Arianna’s husband is 61 years old – joker, jolly, tries to be the life of the party, but seemingly henpecked by his wife.

“Lucia, the second sister is 51 years old – quiet, reserved, conservative, but has the meanest temper when angry.

Jules, the third sister is 47 years old – a butch lesbian, seemingly Beatriz’ favorite, sarcastic, doesn’t take bullshit.

Ernie, the only brother is 45 years old, quiet, mysterious, only speaks when he has an opinion about things, doesn’t smile a lot

Tash, Ernie’s wife slightly old , tries (too hard sometimes) to be part of the family; always speaks English in spite of her flawed diction.

Macy, the youngest sister is 42 years old, happy-go-lucky, looks like she doesn’t have a plan in life, is not judgmental, has a Peter Pan syndrome, always trying to be one of the “kids.”

Bruce, Arianna and Ramon’s eldest son – 24 years old – a typical conyo kid who studied abroad; took up film in NY, and just wants to be “artsy” but feels he has to have an image to do so

Brooke ,Arianna and Ramon’s daughter is a 19 years old rebel who tries to “un-conyo” herself but always fails

Brie–Arianna and Ramon’s youngest daughter at 12 years old, a smart, sarcastic, good natured, thinks everyone in her family is crazy.

For “Pamliya Ordinaryo”by Eduardo Roy, Jr.,Jane and Aries are teenage parents. They make a living out of stealing on the streets.until fate hits back at them.

Jane Ordinaryo is a 15-year old married to Aries and had just given to their child. Light-brown skinned, slender bodies and with shoulder-length of hair.

Aries Ordinaryo is a 17-year old husband of Jane who is a thief on the road, fierce in looks, moreno, brusque and fast acting and cruel.

”Kusina” by Cenon Palomares and David Corpuz deals on the kitchen as the silent witness to the life and love of Juanita. It is her sanctuary, the place where she creates dishes for her family, her friends, even enemies and strangers.

Through cooking, she gets to know the people around her, and in return, reveal herself to them.

The characters are young Young Juanita, a six-to nine year old deadringer for movie actress Judy Ann Santos –Agoncillo.

When she turns pre-teen at 10 to 13 years old, the more she resembled her favorite actress.

Inang Leona portrays the 60 to 70 year old grandmother of Juanita. She speaks with a thick Bulakenyo accent.

Peles/Felix , the husband of Juanita is in his late 20s or early 30s, while Potenciano/Puten , the father of Juanita is in his late 30s to early 40s.

Alejandro, the friend of of Peles, is in his late 20s to early 30s also, happens to be in Juanita’s lover

Yolanda, a lawyer in her late 20s to early 30s is Juanita’s best friends. She is in her late 20s to early 30s.

Teresita, also between the ages of 20 to 30 is a housewifeand one of Juanita’s best friends.

There is also a six to nine, and 10 to 13 Teresita in her pre-teens.

There is an eight year old, and then 13 to 15 –year old teen Myrna and a 23-year old full-bloom daughter of Juanita.

Youngster five to seven-year old Adrian, who turned out to be 15-year old son of Juanita has a cameo role. And so with Roman, a 20 to 30-year old friend of Peles, Emilia—Juanita’s mom in her early 30s or 40s.

There are also four Japanese soldiers as extras and one Filipino interpreter, four Huk members, two of Myrna’s activist friends, two of her children, Teresita’s toddler son and her baby daughter.

”Lando At Bugoy by Vic Acedillo, Jr. tells about a 40-year old high school dropout father disrespected by his teenage son. He tries to solve this problem by returning to school which only to make his son hate him even more.

Then an unexpected event changes everything. This movie will be shot entirely in Camiguin Island in the Visayas.

Lando is a handsome Filipino who has the makings of a playboy. He is not so intelligent but he has a very good physique which women admire.

He is a strong laborer so the actor should know how to speak Bisaya.

Bugoy is in his mid-teens (15 years old) as a high school student and the son of Lando. Just like his father, Bugoy is good-looking, popular with girls and persistent in his ways.

Then comes Ruth, a pretty 18-year old teenager and another 25-year old female who will be involved with the protagonists of the story.

“Tuos” by Derick Cabrido is the story of Elena who is chosen to be their village’s “Binukot”, or a maiden picked to be the fairest among the women in her village.

Confined inside her house, never allowed to go outside, she is chosen to keep the oral tradition alive, memorizing the chants and performing it.

She is to pass the title and responsibility to her granddaughter Letty. When sanctity of the “tuos” becomes threatened that puts Letty in danger, Elena realized that she cannot just stand aside.

Elena finds herself coming face to face, literally, with the ghosts of a tradition, which shackled her into a life of solitary confinement.

A black dog preferably a trained ASPIN is needed, please contact Bong Salvejos at 09163699659.

  • John christian nipales gandia

    Good afternoon, sir I want to be an actor my dream to be an actor and I hope sir please get me my name is john christian nipales Gandia I am 15 years old cases sir I am not great at english sir. I hope I’m not even speak english is received or obtained nyo nyo well as become an actor like Daniel Padilla’s idol po ako sir achieving my dream really become artists please please. 🙂 🙁 🙁 sir I am become great actor

  • RieRie

    Good day sir/mam Im aries, AJ for short I am looking for an agency who can more developed me in acting,singing and dancing I’d been experience several roles in ACTING like in last year I was part of theater play to celebrate our Apolinario Mabini’s 150th birthday and gladly Im one of the leading role there. and also I am the leading actor in our Indie film who participate in regional contest.

    this my contact info:

    cp # 09161885635


    I hope you’ll read this message thank you and im looking forward to it. Have a good day 🙂

  • Ricabelle

    I want to join coz I love acting and performing. 😉 Well, I am eager to learn.

  • Zhee

    Goodevening. Are these auditions still ongoing?

  • Banniza

    Hi, Im Banniza, is there any auditions available now?
    Im 21 years old chubby lady, 5’3 height, kayumangi skin, from gensan and now Im here at manila looking for opportunities, since I was a kid, one of my dream is to become an actress, yet Im not that pretty but Im hoping that one day I could try acting. I just want to know how to start with acting careers, where can I audition.?Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Irene

    Hi I’m Irene Abad, 16 na sa march 24. Gusto ko pong mag audition. From manila.I’m hoping po na sana mabigyan po ako ng pagkakataon. For info email: number: 094226268/09397696257. Facebook: Irene Vivienne Ersando

  • Haden Gasmin

    Hi this is haden i am 11 years old are there any male places? I am very good at acting and i have experience(i have been to call backs at school. I Can speak english fluently and im decent at speaking in tagalog and ilocano. Any info this is my email

  • She-Ann Disquitado

    Good Day Sir. I am willing to audition here in Cinemalaya. I am one of a member in theatre and I am hoping that please give me a chance to show talents. Please email me More power and God bless!

  • franz apriljhen grafia

    Hi. A pleasant evening. I would like to audition By the way i ‘m Franz . I’m 15 years old this coming April 9. Im becoming 3rd year next school year. I did have an experience in school competitions in declamations and in search for Mr. And ms. since grade school. Is there any role for me. I am really willing to act. Please give me a chance and I’m really hoping that you would read this message.
    Please email me or contact me @:
    Contact no.: 09124126143
    Fb acc.: Franz April Jhen

  • Ruth

    Goodevening! I’m Ruth. 18 years old from Manila. I did not had a chance to work on workshops but I can act. I had my plays back then from grade school to college. If this is still available, can you contact me? I want to try so bad! If i need to audition just for acting, I’ll do it. Thank you! 🙂

  • Solomon Asuncion Frane

    A blessed day po. My name is Solomon Asuncion Frane, 24 years old from Cabuyao City, Laguna. I am very much willing to audition in any character po sa any cinemalaya film. Since I was a child pangarap ko na po mag-acting kaya lang di ko po napursue pero when I was in higschool I’ve done “New Yorker in Tondo” play. This april din po I’ll have my second workshop. Just incase lang po here’s my number:09222496877 facebook:

  • AK

    Good evening Sir .Im April Kaye Rodriguez,20 years old from Binan Laguna. I am willing to audition here in Cinemalaya in any character. I am one of a member and mentor in theatre and I have experience in film .I am hoping that i can be given a chance to improve and show.
    heres my contact info(S)

  • Andrew Gabionza

    good ev sir/ma’am, i am andrew gabionza 27 from amadeo cavite. i am a theatr actor, singer, dancers, chireographr and martial artist. i would like to be part of your project. i can portray diffrent characters.

  • Antonette Eyas

    Hello my name is Antonette Eyas 13 years old, I have a singing and acting talent I live in Malate Manila Philippines I am a Filipina.Please email me at i would be glad to act and do a job like this sp please give me the job i will do my very best.☺

  • Samantha Calapati

    Hi my name is Samantha Calapati, 17 yrs old, born & raised in california but currently in manila for my college education. I was just wondering if the auditions are still ongoing? I would love to audition for a part.

  • Antonette Roco

    Hi Im Antonette Roco 18 year old from Malabon city.I have a talent in singing and acting.I did not have a chance to work in workshops but I can act and i want to try it so badly,since i was a child i was dreaming to be actress someday. So help me please give me a chance.I would like to be a part of your project.Thank you !! contact me in

  • Hello. Goodevening 🙂 I’m Ashley Mae Latorre Hilaga, incoming 16 years old this May 10, 2016 from Malolos,Bulacan. I have a talent in fire dancing and drawing. I don’t have anytime to work in workshops because my class schedule are hectic but now i’m trying my best to act like an a real actress. I also doing modelling, i joined pageants, one of my dream is to become a beauty queen and professional model someday. I want to be an commercial model in future and if someone giving me a chance to become an actress I will grab that opportunity. I want to help my mom and I want to fulfill my mother’s dreams. Anyway, I hope you can give me a chance to become part of your new project, i’m not a good actress but if you teach me how to become a REAL actress i’m trying my best to become a GOOD and REAL actress. Thank you 🙂 Godbless.
    Contact me in/message me in:

  • Emsi Morgan

    I’m Emsi Morgan from Dasma, Cavite. 19 yrs of existence. Aspiring author and a risk taker. I have a very tomboy personality and aura but I can be very femenine and clingy if needed. For my opinion I’m very fit to do suspense or horror or action but in this case, I’d like to audition in whatever that is available. I hope you can let me give it a shot. And for a little extra, I can draw portraits of people as well. Doodles, painting. I Have a good diction in speaking English and I can do hosting. Please contact me here.

  • RieRie

    Hello Good day Ariesjan G. Halili 17 years old I have a experience in several acting in my school and out of school I also compete a lead role in indie in calabarzon Im willing to coordinate in your film as ARIES this is my email: or you can also text or call me in my phone no. 0916-188-5635 thank very much 🙂

  • Leemz Zedrick Villahermosa

    Hi I’m leemuel zedrick tolentino I like the lando and bugoy movie I know how to speak bisaya I’m 15 year old I been experience acting in our school hope that I can join the movie lando and bugoy its looks like a brilliant movie I want to experience it thank you plz inform me if I’m in messege me thanks

  • Angelheartjvc

    Hi. I would like to audition for the role of Nanay Pacing or Lucia in ”Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching”. I wonder where can I audition for this role. I hope the role is still available. I can be contacted at 09234941261. By the way my name is Ms. Angela Cortez. Would really love to hear a response from you or from Cinemalaya. Thanks.

  • Abby Reynes

    Good evening sir! I’m Abby Reynes. I’m 23 years old (turning 24 this June) Since childhood, I have always wanted to become an actress. It doesn’t matter to me what role, but I every acting oppurtunity I get, I certainly grab it. So, I want to audition to any role listed above for which I might be qualified. I may not have formal workshops, except for when I joined a university-wide theatre guild back in college), but I can assure that I can act and very much willing to learn to cover for (if there are) any of lapses. You can reach me thru my email:
    Thank you so much. God bless and more power!

  • Mark Agustino

    Good afternoon sir, I am Markbe Agustino 16 yrs. Old I want to become an professional artist It doesn’t matter what role I have a talent in acting,singing,dancing and many more.Please I need this as a big opportunities for me to change my life in society… If you call me just call this 09304078450/09105605955/09165740934

  • Reilycute

    Good Evening Sir,

    I am Reil , 26 y.o., i love acting, singing and dancing. I hope I can work as extra in a movie or teleserye. You can contact me through email.; . I am fast learner and a good listener.

  • Miccaella Nolasco Brioso

    Good evening,
    I am Miccaella, 16 yrs old. and I would love to try acting and try for Jane Ordinaryo. I’m a good dancer and I hope I could atleast be an extra. I am a fast learner, good listener and also talented that can do what you will ask me to do. I can speak in English and Tagalog also I could learn other languages if needed also I have a sister that could try for the daughter of Brie-Arianna and Ramon’s youngest daughter. She is a good singer and dancer. She is also a fast learner, a good listener and a talented girl. Her name is Margaux, 13yrs. old.
    kindly contact us at 09324882604 or

  • Sofia Atanacio

    My name is Sofia, i am 19 years old. I can pretty much do a lot of things, i can dance, sing, and of course act. ive always been praised for my skill, my versatility.I would love to be a part of your film. Please contact me if you are still in need for one. You can contact me on 09264824772, or please email me at
    thank you God bless

  • Manuel Lee

    Hey Im also interested in this audition if you need kindly text me in this no. 09072308314 or email me I want to be a part of Cinemalaya. Thanks

  • Yvonne Niña Saculo

    I’m interested of any character that will fit my personality. 18 years old. Contact me at 09065502177

  • Stephanie Espino

    Good day, I am Stephanie Ann Espino, 16 years old (turning 17 this 2nd of August) I would like to be a part of your team, I can act and any role is good for me even an extea. If you’re interested, contact me at: 09357429116 or

  • Arbli M. Go

    Hello my name is Arbli Go Im 13 years old I want to be an artist but I want to train myself first by joining here I could be the teen “Myrna” if I can be….

    they say that “practice makes perfect” even if i dont have any experience i can still do my best

    this is my num: 09052599006

  • Ishie Margaret

    Hi! My name is Ishie and I’m fifteen years old, turning sixteen by the 20th of June. I’m a bit tall at 5’7(as my peers and my family would say so). I’ve done acting before but nothing professional. I am also a musical performer. I sing, play the piano, and play the guitar. I act and/or perform in school productions and community productions, mostly. I’m a full Filipino and I look like it but I can speak fluently in English, slightly with a “faded British” accent – but mostly because I’m articulate. I also speak in Filipino fluently, everyday. It would be such a privilege to work with Cinemalaya as I have always been a huge fan. I always look forward to new independent film releases every year. Truly, the films of the Cinemalaya group makes me, and surely the Filipinos, feel proud of the true Filipino talent. That’s why I’d love to be a part of this, and I greatly admire Cinemalaya. Thank you for your time. 🙂 Xx

  • rae arielle legaspi

    Greetings! My name is Rae arielle. I’m 14 years old, I’ll be turing 15 this coming Sept. 25. I just wanted to inform you that I am interested to be any of the character that I’m fit. Here’s my tel number if you’re interested 239-5738

  • sarahmaegalido@yahoo. com

    Hi Im Sarah Mae Galido. Im 18 years old and I would like to audition for the role of Ruth. Hindi ko na po sasabihin ang mga kaya kong gawin. Papatunayan ko nalang po iyon sainyo sa abot ng aking makakaya. Sakali pong akoy inyong magustuhan o makuha. Heto po ang aking number 09951400923 o eemail niyo nalang po ako sa Marami pong salamat at sana po ay pagbigyan niyo po ako ng pagkakataon na makasali sa inyong pelikula. Godbless po

  • jolosantacruz

    Hi ako nga po pala si Jolo Santa Cruz 24y/o taga bulacan. Gusto ko po sanang sumali sa inyong audition. Any character po ay tatanggapin ko basta kaya ko at bagay sakin.salamat. 09228970651/09154919099.

  • daisy2588

    Hi. My name is Daisy I want to audition in cinemalaya for a horror film as an extra (specially a role like a ghost, white lady or some kind of weird and mysterious girl) . I don’t have an acting experience so I don’t want to audition for a role that has a big character. I am 27yrs old but my statue is look like a teenager with pale skin. I can submit a sample of picture of me just contact me in this number 09390704253. Thank you.

  • Victoria Javier

    I don’t know if these roles are still open but i would very much like to audition to anything that’s not racy since i am still a minor. Should you wish to contact me please email me here. 🙂 >>

  • jolosantacruz

    Tapos na yata audition. Kasi nabasa ko oct 3-4

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  • Princess Strong

    sana may auditiom for indie films.. gusto ko talaga makasali sa cinemalaya festival..

  • Cutefrancez Gonzalez

    hello poh ako nga pla si francis emmanuel gonzalez 21 years old poh taga koronadal south cotabato poh ako sana poh mkuha nyo poh ako sa indie films ito poh ang number ko 09365521377 09093840053 ito nman poh gmail ko poh thank you poh and god bless poh

  • Pftsh

    Hello. I don’t know if these roles ae still open, either way, I’m Chantal Manalili from pampanga, 18 years old. Has acting experience (during highschool, if that counts). Any character will do. I’d like to audition for any role, I like to challenge myself with difficult ones too. If anyone’s interested, email me: or heres my number: 09359667009 thank you and God bless

  • Shen

    Hello. I’m Sashen from Angeles city pampanga. I’m a 21 year old foreign nationality( Sri Lankan/ Mexican mixed) who’s studying in the Philippines. And will stay here for the next 5-6 years. I’ve always had a passion for acting. And I’m confidently good at it. Planning to have acting as my career if a chance was given. Knows very good English and a little bit of Tagalog. Contact me for more info at email- or #09065483988. Thank you.

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  • Cherry Mendoza

    Ako po gusto ko po mag-audition. 20 years old na po ako. May background as a theater actor sa school. My email:

  • Joe Bieren

    Hi I’m Joe from Metro Manila. I’m 16 years old (male, 5’9) fluent in speaking English and I’ve always wanted to have acting as my career, but never have had the guts to tell my parents who are both medical doctors. It’s extremely hard to do because they’ll probably think I was joking, butnthe clock’s ticking it’s almost time for me to go to college and I don’t have a course in mind I’ll probably end up some washed up loser who was not able to get his life together.
    This will most likely be buried in the comments.

  • Gen Prgs

    Good day! Im Genevie from manila, 21 yrs old. I dont have experience in this industry but Im I want to be part of this. I think i can portray any role that fits me 🙂 try me Im good at pretending and acting char. Seriously

  • Cyrus Tan

    hello po, matagaL q n din pong sumabak bilang indie actor, i have a good and sexy body, 5’5.5 in heights,.. any roles tatangapin q, tnx po contact #

  • Charles Baron Orleans

    Hi, I’m Charles Orleans, 18 years old and I am from Negros Occidental. I wish to be an actor someday. I am 5’7 inches. I can portray any role. I don’t have experience but I am willing to show everything. Kindly contact me 09306006603, thank you so much.

  • Aw-aw Ravilo

    Good morning I am John Renz G. Olivar, I am 22 years old.. I am dreaming to be an actor and to showcase my talent in tv, not only to become a famous one but to shoe to the world what I’ve got. I am hoping that you will give me a chance to what ever role that you given to me. I will do my best to show my excellent performance interms of acting.. I am open minded, not so cute and handsome, has a good body but has a great talent I am looking forward to be part of your prestigious event.

    God bless

    Please contact me in this email. or to my perosnla number 09309031147