The film was shot in the island of Siargao for six weeks. According to Paul, the shoot schedule also prompted Jericho to drop out of his lead role in All of You (also an MMFF 2017 entry). “We shot this in April. We were technically locked in Siargao for a long period, so I wasn’t aware that there was a conflict in Jericho’s schedule with another project. This film was already done in May,” Paul said.
Jericho was later replaced by Derek Ramsay in All of You. But look on the bright side: At least he was shooting at a beach for more than a month.
Other movies included in this year’s festival are Ang Larawan, Deadma Walking, The Revenger Squad, Anino, Ano Nangyari Kay Nicanor Dantes?, and many more.
So if you’re already plotting the films to watch during the Christmas season, you might want to add Siargao. Next to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, of course.