Private Project


A salon owner, an overseas worker, a model, a call center agent, a teenage boy, a son from a rich family, and a breadwinner raised by a single mother, what could they all have in common?
They live different and separate lives but Mama Josie, Samuel, Alfred, Sonia, Ian, Mark and Victor are connected and bonded both by hate, persecution and condemnation by a society that is blinded by its own guilt.
When living and loving means everything, you either find your greatest strength, hope and happiness or you succumbed to the clutches of weakness, escape and defeat—this is the reality of the lives of persons living with HIV and AIDS.
PUSIT is based on true accounts.

  • Arlyn Dela Cruz
  • Arlyn Dela Cruz
  • Arlyn Dela Cruz
  • Jay Manalo
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Orpesa
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 59 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    225,221 USD
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Director Biography - Arlyn Dela Cruz

She wanted to direct her first film as early as the year 2008. But she instead decided to produce the movie Puntod (Baby’s Tomb) in 2009. The movie won several awards in the 2010 Star Awards for Movies (Independent film category).
By 2014, she can no longer resist the burning motivation and made a leap of faith and fate, transitioning and expanding her craft and calling as a journalist into the form of art.
Truth in films, as reflected in the many stories and events that she has witnessed and covered as a journalist.
Known for her exclusive, enter rising and investigative stories, Arlyn Dela Cruz is an award-winning journalist and undeniably one of the most controversial names in the Philippine broadcast and journalism industry because of her intrepid journalistic pursuits.
Dela Cruz is currently the News Director of Radyo Inquirer 990 and Inquirer 990 TV, the broadcast arm of the Philippine Daily Inquirer under Trans-Radio Broadcasting Company.
She continues to write exclusively for the Philippine Daily Inquirer as Correspondent at Large and as columnist for Inquirer Bandera, the tabloid newspaper of the Inquirer Group of Companies.
By April of 2017, Arlyn would mark her 27th year in the Philippine Media industry.
Transitioning to independent films as director, producer and writer, Arlyn Dela Cruz makes sure that her materials are close to the reality of life and events as she witnessed and recorded as a journalist. Film-realism, based on real events, that’s what her debut film Maratabat (Pride and Honor) stands for which won recognition in two local award giving bodies and two international film festivals.
Since the year 2014, she has written, produced and directed five full feature films.
Her fifth Bubog (Crystals) just wrapped up principal photography and is now on post production stage.

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