Saka Saka is the maiden offering of Cinebro – Saka Saka is directed by Toto Natividad and it is the official entry of Cinebro to the New Wave Full Feature Film category of the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Saka Saka is a story about two brothers, Alex Abueg (Falcon) and Abner Abueg (Marco), whose family and lives are shattered upon their initiation to the violent world of political assassins or saka sakas. The movie exposes the secret world of the saka saka as it explores and interrogates the age-old conflict between lawful righteousness and violent revenge. Set against the contrasting backdrops of rustic, provincial life and the fast-paced, modern culture of the metro, Saka Saka is essentially a family movie that challenges audiences to think about the extreme extents that they may do to defend and protect their families from oppression and corruption.
Saka Saka offers an insightful commentary on the highly marginalized social structure of the Philippines as it brilliantly shows that there are people who will do anything to provide the needs of their families even if it means that they defy prevalent social norms and religious beliefs.
Ejay Falcon, who is arguably one of the most bankable young action stars in the industry today as evident on his recent top-rating afternoon series on ABS-CBN Gold Dugong Buhay, says that he has such big shoes to fill as he is chosen to be one of the lead actors in the opening salvo of Cinebro. “It’s such an honor for me to be part of Saka Saka. A lot of great action stars came before me and it is both a challenge and an inspiration to keep their legacies alive in the silver screen.”
On the other hand, model turned actor Joseph Marco is thrilled to star as one of the leads in his very first full-length feature film. “It’s such a wonderful blessing to be given the opportunity to work with Direk Toto and Ejay. This is the first time for me to play one of the leads in a full-length movie and I thank ABS-CBN as well as the entire staff and crew and my co-actors for the trust and support that they continue to give me. I learned a lot and I grew as an actor in making this film.”
Saka Saka is also written by Toto Natividad in collaboration with Willy Laconsay and Manuel R. Buising. The film also stars Baron Geisler, Toby Alejar, Perla Bautista, Kathleen Hermosa, and it introduces Akiko Solon and Martin Imperial.
Saka Saka will be shown in SM Megamall and Glorietta from Dec. 18 to 24.