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Magic Temple is a 1996 Filipino family-fantasy-adventure film directed by the acclaimed director Peque Gallaga and his directing partner Lore Reyes. Released by Star Cinema. It was written by Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti. It is notable for winning all of the 14 nominations including the Best Film at the 1996 Metro Manila Film Festival.
|Music by||Archie Castillo|
|Edited by||Danny Gloria|
The magical world of "Samadhi", threatened by the evil forces of Ravenal. Sifu sends out three teenage boys to journey on the Magic Temple. Jubal, Sambag and Omar, each with their own unique power, battles the threat to the world of "Samadhi" and along the way faces many extraordinary things. The boys are sure to face a huge battle ahead of them but with the help of magical creatures they met along their journey, evil is eliminated and they learn the true value of camaraderie and believing in themselves to face any problem.
- Jason Salcedo as Jubal
- Junell Hernando as Sambag
- Marc Solis as Omar
- Erwin Meregildo as Wewin
- Anna Larrucea as Yasmin
- Jun Urbano as Sifu
- Jackie Lou Blanco as Ravenal
- Gina Pareño as Telang Bayawak
- Aljon Jimenez as Rexor
- Cholo Escaño as Sisig
- Koko Trinidad as Grand Master
- Sydney Sacdalan as Shaolin Child
- Chubi del Rosario as Gamay
- Mae-Ann Adonis as Rexor's mother
- Alvin Froy Alemania as Young Sambag
- Tess Dumpit as Jubal's mother
- Kristopher Peralta as young Rexor
- Carlo Aquino as young Jubal
- The names of the three main characters has national symbolism in it. Jubal is an Igorot, a tribe from Luzon; Sambag is a Visayan word for Tamarind from the Visayas and Omar is a name found among the Muslim tribes of Mindanao. The names, therefore, accounts for the Philippines major islands.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1996||Metro Manila Film Festival ||Best Picture||Magic Temple||Won|
|Best Director||Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes||Won|
|Best Screenplay||Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti||Won|
|Best Original Story||Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti||Won|
|Best Production Design||Rodell Cruz||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Joe Tutanes||Won|
|Best Editing||Danilo Gloria||Won|
|Best Musical Score||Archie Castillo||Won|
|Best Original Theme Song||Archie Castillo||Won|
|Best Visual Effects||Benny Batoctoy||Won|
|Best Make-up Artist||Siony Tolentino||Won|
|Best Sound Recording||Michael Idioma and Ronald de Asis||Won|
|Best Float||Magic Temple||Won|
|1997||FAMAS Awards||Best Sound||Michael Idioma and Ronald de Asis||Won|
|Best Child Actress||Anna Larrucea||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Gina Pareño||Nominated|
|Gawad Urian Awards||Best Cinematography||Joe Tutanes||Nominated|
|Best Production Design||Rodell Cruz||Nominated|
|1996||Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards||Best Picture||Magic Temple||Won|
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