Ron Matthews Espinosa, John NIel PagntalanCAST: Ron Matthews Espinosa, John NIel Pagntalan
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY/EDITOR – Kenneth De la Cruz;
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Mark Tarroza Dizon;
MUSIC SCORER – Steve Magbanua;
SOUND DESIGN – Emmanuel Lerona;
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Marrrz Capanang;
ANIMATORS – Roderick Lorenz Olivarezs, Jay Lord Villalobos, Paolo de la Cruz, Ark Marion Jardeleza;
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Kevin Pison Piamonte;
LINE PRODUCER – Hope Abilo
A man embarks on a soul-stirring expedition on a mystical mountain to look for the golden deer, and finds solace in an unlikely friendship with a spirited mountain boy.
After his beloved grandfather’s death, Makoy embarks on a soul-stirring expedition to a mystical mountain in search of the legendary golden deer that possesses the power to grant wishes. His journey takes an unexpected turn when he befriends a spirited young mountain boy who joins him in the quest for the mythical creature and self-discovery.
I am often rendered speechless when faced with questions about my purpose in life and what I aspire to become. The uncertainty surrounding my answers used to disturb me, as life presents challenges that make me reconsider my choices. These obstacles often bring doubts and grief, outweighing any encouragement. Nevertheless, I encounter people along my journey who sincerely show support, serving as my motivation to keep moving forward. Bulawan nga Usa closely parallels my personal journey, and through this film, I express my gratitude to family and friends who unwaveringly believe in me and in my dreams. The folklore from my hometown serves as a fitting backdrop to the story. There is something profoundly heartfelt, magical, and humble about the tales passed down from one generation to another. And there is no better way to tell this story but to make this film with an all-Ilonggo production team and cast with promising talent and humility. Although Bulawan nga Usa originates from a deeply personal space, the themes of passion and aspiration resonate with anyone who has experienced uncertainty and setbacks yet refuses to surrender. Therefore, I extend an invitation to all young, spirited dreamers to join me on our quest for our own Bulawan nga Usa.