TBA Studios’ Birdshot is the Philippines’s bet for Best Foreign Language film category in Oscars 2018.
The Mikhael Red’s movie Birdshot is topbilled by John Arcilla, Mary Joy Apostol, Arnold Cruz Reyes, Ku Aquino and others.
Film Academy of the Philippines selected TBA Studios’ “Birdshot” as the official entry for Best Foreign Language Film in Oscars 2018. The good news was announced on movie’s Facebook page.
“Birdshot” is a mystery thriller featuring a young girl named Maya (Mary Joy Apostol), who accidentally kills an endangered Philippine eagle, and her father (Ku Aquino), who desperately tries to protect her from the authorities. Meanwhile, two police officers struggle to solve the mystery of a bus full of people disappearing.
It was recently released commercially as an official entry for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.
The Mikhael Red’s movie already won various international awards. “Birdshot” won Best Picture at the Asian Future Film Competition of the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival. It was also the opening film of this year’s Cinemalaya Filmfest.
“What a spectacular turn of events for Birdshot!” the 24-year old director Mikhael Red said.
“I’m thankful to FAP for giving us the opportunity to represent our country as well as our Birdshot family, for being patient and determined while creating a substantial and well-crafted film… I hope TBA Studios continues to encourage young storytellers to create uncompromising films. May they continue to pave the way to a bright future for Philippine cinema,” he added.