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Filmography

The Screenplays of Lex Bonife

 

Ang Lihim ni Antonio (Antonio’s Secret), 2008 

“a redefinition of the homo-erotic movie as a family drama”, The Daily Tribune

 “It is a film you would want to watch because of its poignant story and impressive show from its actors”, Philippine Entertainment Portal

 “displays the pedigree of a gay film…”, Business Mirror

 

SYNOPSIS:

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.

Screenplay by Lex Bonife

Produced by Viva Digital and Beyond the Box Productions

Direction: Joselito Altarejos

 

Kambyo (2008)

 

It’s the last summer of their university life. Cousins Macky (Rayan Dulay, Bathhouse) and Manuel (Kenjie Garcia, Ang Lihim ni Antonio) start on a road trip to look for the Macky’s long lost friend Philip (Johnron Tanada). They bring along with them their fun loving friend Xavier (Harold Macasero), who tags along a hunky guy named Aldo (Gabz del Rosario), whom he just met right before their trip.

 

As the engine of Macky’s old van begins to accelerate, their relationships start on a new journey. Love blooms. Secrets unfold. Insecurities collide. And hidden desires set in.

 

As they drive their way up north of Manila, this unrestrained group of three friends and a stranger explore the boundaries of their friendships, their sexualities, their dreams and the future that lies ahead of them.

 

Screenplay: Lex Bonife

Production: Viva Digital and Beyond the Box Productions

Direction: Joselito Altarejos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*****

 

Ang Lalake sa Parola (The Man in the Lighthouse), 2007

 

Graded by B by the Cinema Evaluation Board

 

“The script is the best element of this thinking film…Innovative storytelling”, Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

“One of the best films of 2007”, The Daily Tribune

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Mateo (Harry Laurel) has been searching for his father (Richard Quan) who left when he was five. His search leads him to Lobo, Batangas only to discover that his father is in Dubai. Awaiting his father’s return, Mateo works as the caretaker of Lobo’s lighthouse. Here, he meets Jerome (Justin de Leon), a gay man from the city. What ensues soon after the meeting is the beginning of his homoerotic journey, while Suzet (Jennifer Lee), Mateo’s girlfriend struggles for his love and attention. What begins as a search for one’s father evolves into a search for one’s self.

 

Will Mateo, in the midst of his conservative rural community, cross the thin line between being straight and being gay?

 

This story is a search for oneself as seen through the lens of rural homosexuality, myths, and fairies and the lies that people create to escape the bitter realities of life.

 

Screenplay by Lex Bonife

Produced by Viva Digital and Beyond the Box Productions

Directed by Joselito Altarejos

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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