Private Project

Quezon's Game

In 1938, Philippine President Manuel Quezon, future U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, and several other notable figures set out to rescue Jewish refugees from the ghettos of Germany and Austria. What seems within their power at first, turns out to be fraught with astronomical obstacles. On top of this, Quezon must battle a relapse of tuberculosis. In his final days, Quezon asks the question "Could I have done more?" before recollecting one of the least known, but most uplifting stories in Philippine history.

  • Matthew Rosen
    Director
  • Janice Perez
    Writer
  • Dean Rosen
    Writer
  • Lorena H Rosen
    Producer
  • Carlo L Katigbak
    Producer
  • Olivia M Lamasan
    Producer
  • Linggit Tan-Marasigan
    Producer
  • Raymond Bagatsing
    Key Cast
    “Manuel Quezon”
  • James Paolelli
    Key Cast
    “Paul McNutt”
  • Billy Ray Gallion
    Key Cast
    “Alex Frieder”
  • David Bianco
    Key Cast
    “Dwight Eisenhower”
  • Rachel Alejandro
    Key Cast
    “Aurora Quezon”
  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 5 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Film Language:
    English, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ACTING Male Lead
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ACTING Female Lead
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF MERIT COLOR TREATMENT
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE COSTUME DESIGN
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF RECOGNITION DIRECTING
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF MERIT DRAMA FEATURE
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE LIGHTING
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE PRODUCED SCREENPLAY
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SET DESIGN
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SOUND DESIGN
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa
    Canada
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    Excellence: Actor: Leading
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    Excellence: Asian Film
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    Excellence: Original Score
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    Excellence: Cinematography
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    February 5, 2019
    Excellence: Direction
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    February 5, 2019
    Excellence Special Mention: Film Feature
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    Houston Texas
    United States
    April 9, 2019
    Texas
    Best Director
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    Houston Texas
    United States
    April 9, 2019
    Texas
    Best Producer
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    Houston Texas
    United States
    April 9, 2019
    Texas
    Best Foreign Feature
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    Houston Texas
    United States
    April 9, 2019
    Texas
    Best Art Direction
  • Ottawa
    Canada
    June 13, 2019
    None
    Best In Show
Director Biography - Matthew Rosen

Matthew Rosen has been lighting and directing since 1983 winning more than 50 awards for his work. He has directed and photographed over 900 commercials for clients such as Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Unilever,
Proctor and Gamble, and Nestle to name but a few. He has also directed and photographed numerous Music Videos and T.V. content including segments for BBC Children’s shows Tronji and Open A Door. Recent work includes the TV series The Boston, A Kitchen Musical.
He is a pioneer in the data post production field and founder of Underground Logic, one of the first data post houses in Asia, and, Kinetek Equipment, manufacturer of innovative production equipment prototypes.

Awards include IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit Quebec 1991, Best Director in the Phil. Araw Awards 1995, Best Cinematographer in the Asian Ad Congress 1994, Bronze Award Best Public Service Ad at the London Midsummer Film Festival 1996.

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Director Statement

A film worth making of a story worth telling.