ROSARY (2019)

Balsakan is Pangasinan word for rosary. In Pangasinan, (Province in the Philippines) there is a belief that during the funeral, the dead should hold a rosary. To be his/her guidance to step up to heaven. But the moment that the dead will be buried, the rosary ... read more

Completed On: 23 Aug, 2019

Duration: 59 min 2 sec

Genres: Feature, Short

Country: Philippines

Director: Harvie C. Aquino

Submitted By: HCA production

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Balsakan is Pangasinan word for rosary. In Pangasinan, (Province in the Philippines) there is a belief that during the funeral, the dead should hold a rosary. To be his/her guidance to step up to heaven. But the moment that the dead will be buried, the rosary should break or cut otherwise, they will be another person in the family to die and the worst is it would be one after another. The story involves two generations that will suffer the curse of a demonic rosary.
  • Directors
    Harvie C. Aquino
  • Producers
    HCA Production
  • Writers
    Harvie C. Aquino
  • Film Type
    Feature, Short
  • Genres
    horror, suspense, drama
  • Runtime
    59 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date
    23 Aug, 2019
  • Production Budget
    3000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming
    Philippines
  • Film Language
    pangasinan, tagalog
  • Shooting Format
    mp4
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Philippines
Manila
11/30/2020
Philippine Premiere
official selection

Urduja Film Festival Regional Competition
Philippines
Lingayen
10/31/2019
North Luzon Premiere
Best Film, heritage award, Best director, Best screenplay/ official selection

Director's Biography

Harvie C. Aquino
33 years old, born on October 23, 1987 From Lingayen, Pangasinan
graduated at University of Luzon took up bachelor of Arts in English in 2009 and finished Masters in Public Administration in 2015 at Lyceum Northwestern University
former College instructor/teacher

Director's Statement

being a former teacher is an advantage for me to become a director, in classroom, I teach a good lesson and at the same time i made a film with a moral lesson.

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