Veronica is an actress acclaimed abroad for an international film
she did a few years ago. However, her life back home is not exactly
lustrous as she struggles to keep up with the competition
from younger and more famous actresses.
Film offers have become few to none.
She cannot believe she has to endure once again the same hardship
she experienced when she was just starting. In principles,
she maintains that she no longer the “struggling actress” she once
was who could just take any role.
"Im not just for cameos anymore, Im way past that stage,” she insists.
She is always gunning for the lead.
However, reality slaps her everytime when the roles she so aspired
and brilliantly auditioned for do not fall into her lap in the end.
She maintains that although she needs to strive hard to get more
acting work to get back on track and redeem her loved ones, she
wants even more to prove to everyone in the business that she has
more talents in her that she could offer against the odds of the
ridiculous commercial standard of local film industry.
Veronica says there isnt any other job she can do.
Acting is the only profession she knows she is good at,
and that her high art is her only fortune. She always reflects
that acting makes her happy despite her sorry existence.
This is where she escapes from them all.
"VERONICA SALVE" is a motion picture budgeted to be produced at PhP 3 million, and for theatrical exhibition in the Philippines and abroad. The film genre is docu-drama, with attributes of socio-cultural/ socio-political reflection on different facets of the Filipino film industry; and with central values on family and feminine identity.
Overview of Company
Eightfold Path Cinema is an independent motion picture production company assembled from creative and business-entertainment industry professionals with a common goal of producing the independent film "VERONICA SALVE."
Eightfold Path Cinema desires to hire veteran and name talent for roles in the picture, thereby adding to the film's artistic/commercial value and audience appeal.
market for independent films has expanded tremendously in the last few years
amounting to worldwide grosses of over $1.5 billion. The success of 1999’s low
budget film, “The Blair Witch Project,” which earned over $200 million in
worldwide rvenue, revolutionized how studios and distributors look at the
production and marketing of films. In
strategy of making films in well-established genres has been proven repeatedly
to be a smart and sound choice for production. Traditionally, the fortunes of
independent filmmakers have always cycled up and down from year to year. In the
motion picture industry is highly competitive with a significant portion of a
film's success relating to the skills of its distributor's marketing Strategy. Eightfold
Path Cinema intends to submit the completed film to the most prestigious and
successful annual film festivals: Sundance Film Festival (
Eightfold Path Cinema seeks PhP 3 million capital to fund the motion picture production of “VERONICA SALVE." Using a conservative, selective revenue projection, and an assumption of general industry distribution agreements, the Company projects gross revenue of approximately PhP 5 million, which is combined through theatrical sales, DVD sales, TV rights, festival prizes, special screenings, and sponsorships
Our goal is to produce a motion picture that will entertain, educate, surprise, and refresh the spirit of true independent filmmaking through provocative story-telling.
“VERONICA SALVE” will touch the soul, break new ground, educate, and entertain. We will convey an immense amount of experience, expertise, and professionalism into the production of “VERONICA SALVE”.
Path Cinema was formed in 2011 in
Collectively, the production team of “VERONICA SALVE” has performed various tasks in mainstream and independent films and theater productions over an average of 3-15 years. In addition, they have participated in other television programs doing production management, teleplays, and on-camera performances
ARCHIE DEL MUNDO
Del Mundo is a Filipino scriptwriter and film director. He
has written 8 produced film scripts since 2009, and 3 more unproduced screenplays
currently in production stage. One of the films he has written was entered at
the 2010 Digital Lokal Competition of the Cinemanila International Film
Festival., while his first film as a writer premiered at two local
film festivals (Queer Love Film Festival, and the Cinemalaya Independent Film
Festival). A writer with socio-political and realistic tones, he has
worked with Filipino directors Mark Shandii Bacolod (Ben &
Sam), Sean Lim (Pendong), Ray Gibraltar (Brod), and Aleksi Gumela (Linabo).
He has also written and directed a short film called Detektib, which
technically serves as his first directorial stint. Del Mundo's first full
length film as a director is Taksikab, a gripping indie drama
about the denizens of the roads of
Marife Necesito is a professional stage, film and TV
actress/ commercial model in the
She was trained by senior thespian Cecille Guidote Alvarez and Angie Ferro.
In theater, various works can be credited to her. For Dulaang Bonifacio, she did August Strindberg, “Miss Julie” as Julie , Jose Rizal’s , “Elias and Salome (Excerpt)”as Salome - For Balintataw Theater Group, she was a part of “Trojan Women” under the direction of Nikos Shiafkalis, as “Perla” in the stage adaptation of the award-winning film “Maynila Sa Kuko ng Liwanag”, as “Juli” in “El Filibusterismo” and as “Lucing/Penang” in “Without Seeing the Dawn”, under the Other stage plays include Des Bautista’s “Heroes of Ilocos” as Princess Urduja, “Song for Ana” playing the lead role, “Movie Reporters on the Loose VI” as Amanda K., and “Square Paradise” as Simplicia. •
She has done many TVC works. She appeared in Nescafe,
• In Cinema, she is making noise as the “under rated Filipina Actress turned International Sensation”. Her later film is Memfis Production’s “Mammoth” directed by award-winning Swedish director Lukas Moodysson. She plays the role of “Gloria”one of the lead character, opposite Gael Garcia Bernal and Oscar award Nominee Michelle Williams. The film are one of the official selections for the Main competition of the 59th BERLINALE FILM FESTIVAL(2009). Marife got nominated as Best Actress in 11th CINEMANILA film festival for international main competition category in the film "Mammoth". And this 2011, She was again nominated as Best Supporting actress in the film " KA ORYANG ", for her truthful, convincing and powerful performance , directed by Sari Dalena. The said film won, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound in CINEMAONE ORIGINALS Competition.
She done other international films as well. She played the challenging role of “Jocasta” under the direction of Singaporean filmmaker Chew Tze Chuan entitled “Carnaval”. She was a “Dong Ha” Bar Girl in Sidney Furie’s “Going Back”. This Canadian-based Production was shown in HBO. It also include "Black Market Love" an American independent film, directed by Beau Ballinger .In 2008,Marife acted in a film, TROPICAL MANILA, a Korean film ,directed by Sang Woo Lee. TROPICAL MANILA has been selected for competition at the ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL Film Festival(2008) And VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM Festival (2008).
To her friends from the industry, her acting prowess is incomparable.When she acts,one rendered speechless.Marife Necesito is one of Philippine Cinema's finest actor waiting to be discovered.
Raised of ₱1,000,000.00 Goal
This project is raising ( ₱1,000,000.00 ) until Tuesday, November 23, 0000