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Ang Lihim ni Antonio/ Antonio’s Secret


“Ang Lihim ni Antonio” (Antonio’s Secret) is my second screenplay. It premiered last February, 2008 and is directed by Joselito Altarejos. Currently, this film is one of the highest grossing Filipino digital films in history.


Antonio (Kenji Garcia) is a curious fifteen year old boy who is beginning to come to terms with his own sexuality. Although his straight best friend, Mike (Jiro Manio), has been supportive of his coming out, his first sexual conquest has led to the destruction of his friendship with his other best buddy, Nathan.  

Antonio’s exploration of his identity unfolds as his family begins to break up. His altruistic mother, Tere (Shamaine Buencamino) is in complete denial that his father has already abandoned them. A shocking tragedy begins to spiral up as Antonio meets his hedonistic uncle Jonbert (Josh Ivan Morales), who becomes the boy’s sexual obsession.


9 Responses

  1. Alex, your film is wonderful.

    Never has a film touched me so deeply, genuinely, and profoundly as yours.

    I appreciate you and your craft. You have done a great film – all of you.

    Kenjie is a brillian actor, i must say.

    Thank you my friend.

  2. Hi Jefff,

    Thank you for appreciating this small project of ours.

  3. Hi Lex,

    I love your film, not only because of its content, or its social relevance but also because of the imagery conjured up by your prolific writing. The colorful shots by Direk Jay justified your wonderful work.

    I bought a DVD (original, mind you) copy of the film and my partner and I have watched it countless times as if trying to absorb (and re-absorb) the message the story is trying to convey.

    Josh Ivan Morales is great. He has proven what a real artist he is (despite the porn flic, Manila Exposed, film he made years ago.) I also congratulate Kenji Garcia for a job well done.

    Despite my being in a totally different (macho) profession (I’m a lawyer), I have always been a film addict and I’m looking forward to seeing your future projects.

  4. Thank you Jake 🙂 I hope Josh Ivan and Kenji could enter the mainstream business with their talents 🙂

  5. To tell you, pang-ilan beses ko na namang pinanood ang Lihim. Kaninang umaga lang ulit bago ako pumasok. Na-late nga ako, este, hindi ko pala napasukan yung first class ko hehehe. The film is really good. Lalo na ang storyline. Idol talaga kita, Lex.

  6. Thanks Indie Sikat. Nice name 🙂

  7. what can I say!

    I am speechless…

    the movie was awesome, great, fantastic,,,,name it.

    I wont be shocked if u guys win a grammy next year….

    Keep up the great work and if possible greet antonio for me..ha

  8. hello. i really wanted to watch this film but i’m not able to look for a website that will allow me to watch the whole movie. Mostly are only trailers and some are only scenes.. does anyone know where i can watch this.. please help.

  9. Hi, I’m new to WordPress and would love to subscribe yet just dont know how



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