Aside from Casiño, also starring in “The Animals” are former PBB Teen housemate Patrick Sugui and young model Dawn Balagot. Other cast-members include Issa Litton, Micah Cabral, Vangie Martelle, John Wayne Sace, Bryan Homecillo, Carlo Cruz and Andrew Felix.
This is the first full-length feature film by Santos who’s been known for the short films “Every Other Time,” “Labing Dalawa” and the musical “Ang Tangke.”
It was directed by Gino M. Santos from the script that he co-wrote with Jeff Stelton.
Here is the synopsis of the film:
Set in an affluent, upper middle class village in the suburbs, “The Animals” chronicles a day in the life of Jake, Trina, and Alex, who go through the musings that every kid in high school has to deal with. All Jake wants to do is have a good time, Alex just wants to fit in, and Trina simply wants more. A very vivid picture is painted of life in high school after the final bell rings, as well as a different side of the Philippines, and what is happening to its privileged children.
The Animals – Trailer:
Here is the screening schedule of “The Animals” for the New Breed Full Length Feature Category of Cinemalaya 2012. The festival opens on 20 July 2012.
New Breed 9: THE ANIMALS by Gino M. Santos
July 21: 12:45PM – MT
July 22: 4:00PM – TRI / 9:00PM – GB-5
July 23: 1:30PM – GB-5 / 6:15PM – MKP
July 24: 9:00PM – LT
July 26: 1:30PM – GB-3/ 6:15PM – THB
July 27: 3:30PM – MKP / 9:00PM – MT
July 28: 12:45PM – THB / 9:00PM – TRI
July 29: 11:00AM – GB-5 / 9:00PM – GB-3
Legend for the venues:
MT = CCP MAIN THEATRE (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
LT = CCP LITTLE THEATRE (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino)
MKP = CCP MKP Hall
THB = CCP STUDIO THEATRE ( Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
GB-3 = GREENBELT 3 Cinema 3
GB-5 = GREENBELT 3 Cinema 5
TRI = TRINOMA Cinema 1
DT = CCP DREAM THEATRE (Tanghalang Manuel Conde)