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Nilalang (The Entity)

NBI special crimes division agent Tony (Cesar Montano) encounters an evil entity which is bent on killing and torturing beautiful women, one of which was his girlfriend, years after he have thought to have killed the malevolent spirit. People close to Tony is in danger including his partner Jane (Meg Imperial), who has romantic interest towards him with everyone in the agency aware of this fact except for Tony.

The spirit, who has killed many people in Japan, is thought to be targeting women from a certain clan of samurai. In Manila, Miyuki (Maria Ozawa) takes care of the family business while her younger sister is taking care of their aging father. Miyuki is later forced to help in the investigation regarding the murders after Akane went missing and their father was found dead to put of stop to the evil entity's killing spree.

  • Pedring Lopez
    The Seed (Binhi)
  • Pedring Lopez
    The Seed (Binhi)
  • Dennis Empalmado
  • Pedring Lopez
    The Seed (Binhi)
  • Maia Yambao-Loepz
    The Seed (Binhi)
  • Troy Montero
    The Seed (Binhi)
  • Rex Lopez
  • Roy Lopez
  • Wesley Villarica
  • Cesar Montano
    Key Cast
  • Maria Ozawa
    Key Cast
  • Meg Imperial
    Key Cast
  • Pao Orendain
    Director of Photography
  • Jason Cahapay
  • Jessie Lasaten
  • Ditoy Aguila
  • Mimi Viola
    Production Design
  • Sonny Sison
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  • Genres:
    horror, action, thriller, crime
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Japanese, Other
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  • Student Project:
  • Metro Manila FIlm Festival
    December 25, 2015
    Philippine Premiere
    (5 Awards) Festival Winner for Visual Effects, Editing, Sound, Music & Cinematography
  • Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 7, 2016
    West Coast Premiere
    Best Director
  • Festival Internacional De Cine Fantasco De Torremolinos
    Costa Del Sol
    October 27, 2016
    Spanish Premiere
    (2 Awards) Special Jury Mention Best Director in an Action Film, Best Visual Effects
  • Bram Stoker International FIlm Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 29, 2016
    UK Premiere
  • Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre International Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    October 28, 2016
  • Fright Night International FIlm Festival
    United States
    November 25, 2016
  • Urban Action Showcase International Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 12, 2016
    East Coast Premiere
    (5 Awards) Best Feature Film, Best Martial Arts Feature, Best Weapons Sequence, Best Sci-Fi/Supernatural Feature, Best Actor
  • Spotlight Horror Film Awards
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    December 15, 2016
    Spotlight Silver Award
Distribution Information
  • Viva Entertainment, Inc.
    Country: Philippines
    Rights: Theatrical, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - Pedring Lopez

Without any formal film school training, Lopez dropped out of college early when he realized that his true calling was in the entertainment industry, behind the curtains particularly in dark editing rooms where he started.
He went on to pursue a career in broadcasting in local Philippine TV networks and in the advertising industry as a self-taught video editor, he then went on to teach himself compositing and motion design until finally moving on to visual effects as a VFX supervisor before becoming an accomplished and award-winning music video director and TV commercial director – sought-after for his attention to detail and technical creative vision as well as his extensive expertise in post production and visual effects.
His love for genre films particularly Asian horror and Hong Kong action cinema influenced him so much this ultimately played a major part in his decision to venture and finally pursue his true passion and calling as a filmmaker.
Lopez's 1st feature film was the micro budget indie paranormal/horror film Binhi (The Seed), with a budget of 180K USD the film garnered mix reactions and praises for its technical aesthetics, cinematography as well as editing. Local distributor Viva Entertainment picked up Binhi (The Seed) for theatrical and TV rights for the Philippines.
He is also one of the founders of top commercial post-production house Welovepost, one of Manila's leading post house, a founding partner of indie production company Haunted Tower Pictures, Inc. he is also the founder and director/producer for BlackOps Studios Asia, a production company based out of Manila with offices in Hong Kong and Vietnam that concentrates on Asian genre features. He is also currently the director for content for agency Psyops8 which he also sits as founding partner.
Current projects in pre-production is "DarkRoom" a found footage horror feature for Viva Films line produced by BlackOps Studios Asia and is scheduled for principal photography this later part 2016.
In development is "Breach" a pan-Asian action thriller feature set within the on going Philippine war on drugs and is slated for principal production mid 2017.

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Director Statement

Nilalang was a born out of my fascination with early manga and 80's Japanese anime. growing up during the eighties gave me my early influences, Hong Kong and Japanese cinema pushed me and propelled my thirst for all things Asian and bizarre and eventually lead me to become a filmmaker. The stories I want to tell contains my hopes as-well as my worst fears, my inner demons and beliefs. In some ways its my way to do a social commentary without being politically correct. through a distinct visual style and by integrating certain aesthetics not common in my country, I can mold the images in my head into a powerful piece of commentary, visual aesthetics, style and storytelling that has a more world flavor than Filipino. Through this and my love for all things action, horror, fantastic and bizarre, I hope that someday I can push the genre to be more accessible and accepted to a wider Filipino audience and also to have a bigger world wide audience for genre films coming out of the Philippines.