Palanca-winning ‘Padyak’ is Now an Indie Film

Boasting of a Palanca Award-winning screenplay, indie movie Padyak by Aloy Adlawan is hitting the silverscreen this March.

A Breaking the Box production, Padyak stars Jay Aquitania (Roxxxane), Irma Adlawan (Pusang Gala), Rita Avila, Katherine Luna (Babae sa Breakwater), Mcoy Fundales, Angel Jacob, Emilio Garcia (Selda), Arnold Reyes, Bodjie Pascua, Sabrina Man, Hazel Ann Mendoza, Mercedes Cabral (Serbis) and Baron Geisler (Jay).


Noel inherits a pedicab vehicle after the sudden death of his father, a pedicab driver. Unable to pursue his dream of going to college, Noel takes up the job his father left. Everything & everyday then become a cycle of routine with the people he knows and the perfect strangers he takes into his vehicle to pedal them to their destinations. In the middle of Noel’s story come three other vignettes that are totally unrelated to him. Or so it seems. A maid has an affair with her employer’s lover & is caught. A child wants to throw his father a birthday bash. A law graduate literally encounters another side of himself tempting him to do something. A series of tragedy takes Noel’s life into its own spin. A beautiful woman he befriends is found dead, his best friend Baste is killed, there’s the tragedy of the woman he loves, Nadia, falling into the claws of prostitution, and lastly, his own mother succumbing into a diabetic coma. Noel is left questioning his own existence… Will the world be a different place without a pedicab driver like him? Does his life really matter? Padyak will be shown beginning March 4, 2009 at the Robinson’s Galleria Indiesine.

Video Link: Padyak – Movie Trailer

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