Circle Competition

Best. Partee. Ever.

Diector: Howard "HF" Yambao
Producer: Loreto Larry Castillo, Agnes Yambao, Francis Howard Yambao, Francisco Yambao
Scriptwriter: Honee Alipio
Director of Photography: Rain Yamson II
Production Designer: Popo Diaz
Editor: Charliebebs Gohetia
Cast: JC De Vera, Mercedes Cabral, Jordan Herrera, Kristofer King, Aaron Rivera, Angela Cortez
10/15 Sat 9:30P Gateway Cineplex 1
10/16 Sun 6:30P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 8
10/18 Tue 1:00P Gateway Cineplex 1
10/18 Tue 6:00P Trinoma Mall Cinema 1
10/18 Tue 8:30P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 7
10/20 Thu 4:00P UP Town Center
10/20 Thu 6:00P Gateway Cineplex 1
10/21 Fri 6:00P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 7
10/22 Sat 1:00P Trinoma Mall Cinema 1


Mikey, a young, discreet, gay man from the affluent class, spends five years in a city jail while hearing his case for drug pushing. Inside prison, Mikey holds back to adapt to the culture and stratification among inmates. Eventually, Mikey becomes a ‘Mayor’ (ring leader) to a group of gay inmates called “Gang-da”. Together, they thrive to survive the dangers of several gang riots, the mundane, and the decay of human dignity.

About the Director:

HF Yambao is a first time indie filmmaker. Previous to filmmaking, he worked as a TVC director for government advocacies, TV segment producer, and PR/ marketing consultant. He studied filmmaking, digital filmmaking, and music video production at the New York Film Academy. He apprenticed under filmmakers Brillante Mendoza and Armando Lao, both staunch movers of social realism and found story filmmaking approach in the Philippines.

Coming from the upper-middle class and having a lens for artistic craft, HF offers to critique and show the diverse dilemas and issues of the class he belongs to.