Pinoy actors win in New York

PAMILYA Ordinaryo (Ordinary Family) stars Hasmine Killip and Ronwaldo Martin bagged the Best Actress and Best Actor awards, respectively, for their roles as a teenage couple at the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival in New York.

In the film, Killip plays the 16-year old mother Jane while Martin portrays her equally young partner Aries. Jane and Aries barely make a living in the streets to raise their newborn baby so they steal to survive. The young couple’s problems worsen when their infant was stolen.

The award is Killip’s sixth acting recognition from Eduardo Roy Jr.‘s film after winning Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Hanoi International Film Festival, Fantasporto Oporto International Film Festival and 12th Cinemalaya Film Festival, and a Special Jury for Performance citation at the London East Asia Film Festival. Meanwhile, this is the first acting award for Martin, younger brother of Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin.

The Harlem International Film Festival, which ran from May 4 to 7, showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, youth projects, episodic works and cutting edge music videos. Conceived from the belief that people have unique experiences and perspectives to share, the film festival celebrates the art of cinema by constantly seeking and screening fresh works.

PAMILYA ORDINARYO (2016) teaser:


Seymour Barros Sanchez
Seymour Barros Sanchez is an advocacy filmmaker, communication and film professor, freelance writer, and producer for news and current affairs programs. He is a fellow of the 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop (organized by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication), 21st Iligan National Writers Workshop(organized by the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology) and 9th Palihang Rogelio Sicat (organized by the UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas). He is also a graduate of the 14th Ricky Lee scriptwriting workshop for film and the first Brillante Mendoza film workshop.

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