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Full film available on NOWNESS.

 

In the slums of Manila, devotion to basketball verges on sacred. Makeshift hoops stand at every street corner and images of NBA icons compete for space on walls with images of Catholic saints, a hallmark of the country’s Spanish colonial legacy. This experimental documentary shadows two ballers over the course of a single day, immersing us in the local streetball scene. But it is against the backdrop of Undas (the All Souls’ Day celebration when filipinos visit their ancestral graves), that the film’s themes come into focus. ANG RITWAL is about the power of communal rituals — sacred or profane — and the role they play in creating a sense of identity for those on society’s fringes.

2024 1.4 AWARDS NOMINATION - BEST PERSONAL FILM

CAST - JEFFERSON GARCIA RANOCO & JOHN PATRICK BUGTONG

DIRECTOR/DP - ALEX TIERNAN

PRODUCER - LESLIE ANN TAN

EXEC. PRODUCER - JEREMY GOOLD / YOU ARE HERE PRODUCTIONS

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - SANOU DIOUF

SERVICE PRODUCTION - BULLET MANILA

PROD. MANAGER - AILEEN ILUMIN

PRODUCTION DESIGN - OLD MAN TARO

1ST AC - VIC ONG

MANILA CREW - SINE DE ORO 

LOCATIONS - ZEUS / BULLET MANILA

PROD. ASSISTANT - ELEYN MEDINA

MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN - VITTORIO GIAMPIETRO & BIANCA LOFFREDA

POST PRODUCTION - TENTHREE EDITING

EDITOR - LIAM BACHLER

GRADE - COMPANY 3

COLOUR EXEC. PRODUCER - ELLORA SORET

COLOURIST - YOOMIN LEE

SPECIAL THANKS - MIKE SWIFT & JACOPO BROGIONI

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