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Circle Competition 2017 » The Chanters

The Chanters

10/20 6:30PM Trinoma (Gala)
10/21 6:30PM Galleria
10/22 1:00PM Gateway
10/22 3:30PM Galleria
10/23 1:00PM Galleria
10/24 1:30PM UP Town Center
10/24 6:30PM Trinoma
10/25 3:30PM Gateway
10/26 6:30PM Cinematheque Manila
10/26 9:00PM Galleria
10/27 4:00PM UP Town Center
10/28 3:30PM Gateway
Circle Competition 2017 Finalist
Director: James Robin M. Mayo
Producer: Cai Cena, Thop Nazareno, Ferdinand Lapuz
Script: Andrian Legaspi, John Bedia
Director of Photography: Jav Velasco
Editor: Ron Acal
Music: Erwin Fajardo
Sound: Immanuel Verona
Cast: Jally Nae Gabaliga, Romulo Caballero, Zuellen Faye Cerbo, Jean Aubrey Garin, Kara Francine Bela-Ong

The Chanters is a comedy-drama film about Sarah Mae, a 12 year old school girl, the grand-daughter of the last chanter of the Panay Bukidnon tribe. She obsesses with pop culture and readies herself for the visit of a sensational TV star to her school. As she perfects her dance, her grandfather, Lolo Ramon suffers the onset of dementia. As her Lolo starts losing his precious memories, Sarah Mae is tasked to help him complete the last of the remaining 12 epics, their tribe’s vanishing tradition.


James Robin Mayo

James Robin Mayo is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts Major in Technical Theater in De La Salle College of St. Benilde. He's a TV Director and a Film Producer. Among the films he produced are Cinemalaya 2017 feature film entry, Kiko Boksingero and the film Adaptation of Carlos Palanca Awardee stage play, Anatomiya ng Pag-ibig by Allan Lopez.

He also directed music videos and short films. His shortfilm, Fib, won the 3rd Place for Best Experimental Video in 27th Gawad CCP for alternative film and video.