Honor Thy Father (film)
Honor Thy Father (originally titled as Con-Man) is a 2015 Filipino crime, thriller, drama film directed by Erik Matti, starring John Lloyd Cruz. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It was an official entry to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival.
|Honor Thy Father|
One of the theatrical poster of Honor Thy Father
|Directed by||Erik Matti|
|Produced by||Erik Matti|
|Screenplay by||Michiko Yamamoto|
|Story by||Erik Matti
|Starring||John Lloyd Cruz
Tirso Cruz III
|Music by||Erwin Romulo|
|Edited by||Jay Halili|
The film is about a family who find themselves in a Ponzi scheme. Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) and Kaye (Meryll Soriano) seek to pay their family's debt to Kaye's co-parishioners. The couple fear that the parishioners may hurt their daughter.
- John Lloyd Cruz as Edgar
- Meryll Soriano as Kaye
- Dan Fernandez as Manny
- Tirso Cruz III as Bishop Tony
- Perla Bautista as Nanang
- Yayo Aguila as Jessica
- Khalil Ramos as Emil
- William Martinez as Pastor Obet
- Lander Vera Perez as Cedric
- Boom Labrusca as Erwin
- Krystal Brimner as Angel
- Dalin Sarmiento as Liza
The film was directed by Erik Matti. The film's lead actor, John Lloyd Cruz alongside Dondon Monteverde are producers of the film. Agosto Dos Pictures, was originally planned to be co-producer of the film along with Reality Entertainment. The film was originally titled Ponzi.
John Lloyd Cruz was chosen to portray the lead character of the film. The actor shaved his head for the role despite warnings from his big studio handlers that he might lose endorsement contracts, especially for a certain shampoo product. The actor sought to break away from the leading man role that people are familiar with in his mainstream films and also explained that his acting work isn't confined to his home television network, ABS-CBN, stating that he "refuses to be typecast". He sought to project a different image from the one audiences have gotten accustomed to by playing a lead role in an indie film.
Honor thy Father was first screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also screened in the Cinema One Originals Film Festival in November 2015. The film was accepted as an official entrant to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival after Hermano Puli, a historical biopic directed by Gil Portes, withdrew from the festival on October.
|41st Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Director||Erik Matti||Won|
|Best Actor||John Lloyd Cruz||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Meryll Soriano||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Tirso Cruz III||Won|
|Best Child Performer||Krystal Brimner||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Ber Cruz||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Michiko Yamamoto||Nominated|
|Best Original Story||Michiko Yamamoto and Erik Matti||Nominated|
|Best Production Design||Ericson Navarro||Nominated|
|Best Make-up Artist||Ryan Panaligan and Erika Racela||Won|
|Best Original Theme Song||Tao||Won|
|Best Musical Score||Erwin Romulo||Nominated|
|Best Sound Engineering||Mikko Quizon||Nominated|
|32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies|
|Movie of the Year||Honor Thy Father||Nominated|
|Movie Director of the Year||Erik Matti||Nominated|
|Movie Actor of the Year||John Lloyd Cruz||Nominated|
|Movie Actress of the Year||Meryll Soriano||Nominated|
|Movie Supporting Actor of the Year||Tirso Cruz III||Won|
|Movie Child Performer of the Year||Krystal Brimner||Nominated|
|Movie Screenwriter of the Year||Michiko Yamamoto||Won|
|Movie Cinematographer of the Year||Ber Cruz||Won|
|Movie Production Designer of the Year||Ericson Navarro||Nominated|
|Movie Editor of the Year||Jay Halili||Nominated|
|Movie Musical Scorer of the Year||Erwin Romulo||Nominated|
|Movie Sound Engineer of the Year||Mikko Quizon||Nominated|
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