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Thursday, August 26, 2010


Olongapo...The Great American Dream was adjudged Best Picture in the 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival. It also won three other awards--- Best Supporting Actress (Susan Africa); Best Screenplay (Frank Vrechek, Alan Cummings and Ricky Lee) and Best Sound. Anthony Alonzo received the Best Actor Award for Anak Badjao and Melanie Marquez was awarded the Best Actress Award for The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez. Other awardees include--- Best Supporting Actor (Roderick Paulate/ 1+1=12+1); Best Director (Artemio Marquez / The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez); Best Child Star (Che-Che Sta.Ana/ Action Is Not Missing); Best Editing (Pio Salvador/ The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez); Best Musical Score (Marita Manuel/ The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez); Best Story (Melanie Marquez/ The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez); Best Cinematography (Apolinario Cuenca/ Anak Badjao); Best Production Design (Apel Salonga/ Huwag Mong Buhayin ang Bangkay).

Only six entries participated in the 10-day festival.

"Olongapo...The Great American Dream" (1987)- Stars Jacklyn Jose, Chanda Romero, Joel Torre, Susan Africa, Marilou Sadiua, Pete Cooper, Raoul Aragonn and Joy Virata/ Directed by Chito Rono

"The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez" (1987)- Stars Melanie Marquez, Caridad Sanchez, Tony Santos Sr., Rosemarie Gil, Rene Salud, Totoy Marquez and Maya dela Cuesta/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

"Anak Badjao" (1987)- Stars Anthony Alonzo, Charito Solis, Tony Santos Sr., Liza Lorena, Alicia ALonzo, Marithes Samson and Isadora/ Directed by Jose Antonio Alonzo and Jerry Tirazona

"Action Is Not Missing" (1987)- Stars Dolphy, Ricky Brown, Che-Che Sta. Ana, Pebbles de Asis, Atong Redillas and Francis Magalona/ Directed by Angel Labra

"1+1=12+1" (1987)- Stars Susan Roces, Eddie Gutierrez, Lotlot de Leon, Sheryll Cruz, Matet, Dranreb Belleza, Jigo Garcia, Jaypee De Guzman, Chuckie Dreyfuss, Katrin Gonzales, Isabel Granada, RR Herrera/ Directed by Mike Relon Makiling

"Huwag Mong Buhayin Ang Patay" (1987)- Stars Charito Solis, Ricky Davao, Pinky Suarez, Jestoni Alarcon, Rita Avila, Jojo Alejar, Romnick Sarmenta, Jennifer Sevilla/ Directed by Mauro Gia Samonte

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