The Hitman - Mission: Kill The President

Jesus Morales is the country's number one hitman and he's from the island of Samar. He was tagged as one by the underworld after killing Congressman Sabalza right inside the house of representatives. This time he's back to Manila to fulfill the toughest mission he will ever make. But what really motivates him from doing this mission is very personal. He is seeking justice for his daughter's misfortune and he's blaming it to the corrupt system of the government. How confident is the organization who hired him that he can execute the job?

  • Noriel Morales Jarito
  • Noriel Morales Jarito
  • Noriel Morales Jarito
  • Vic Tiro
    Key Cast
    "Jesus Morales"
  • Jek Jumawan
    Key Cast
    "Congressman Sabalza"
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    Action, thriller
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    8 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2019
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    10,000 USD
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Director Biography - Noriel Morales Jarito

Noriel M. Jarito is a recipient of two CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) independent film competition awards for BA’T ‘MAN (Why?), 2nd Prize – 2009 and BINGO, honorable mention – 2008. He is the Samar/Leyte coorninator and delegate to Cinema Rehiyon film festival since 2010. His 2nd full-length film titled HURAMENTADO (Oath to Die) won awards - Jury Choice Award from 5th Delhi International Film Festival. Omega Prize and Special Mention in Film Editing from CIM-Sueca International Film Festival in Spain. Special Jury Award in 2016 4-Chances International Film Festival-Germany Edition. His first full-length film RINDIDO (Deranged) was one of the finalists in the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) 1st ever digital category held in December 2010 and was shown in Metro Manila movie houses. His short film about his town Pambujan – KAKAWTI KAABTIK KAPALTIK (Fall, Rise and Fool) named one of the best short films of 2010 by ABA’T ARR! a documentary about water conservation won 2nd Prize in 1st Climate Change Commission Short Film Competition (2010). His documentary BINGO competed in 13th Lyon Asian Film Festival (France, 2007) and Babelgum online film festival. His first short film OFW: BAGONG BAYANI O BALIW NA BAYANI (New Heroes or Mad Heroes) was a finalist in 2nd PBO-Viva Films Digitales (2008) and was shown in national cable; competed in 11th Int’l Panorama of Independent Filmmakers (Greece, 2009), Tehran 11th Int’l Short Film Festival (Iran, 2006). He graduated Fine Arts major in advertising from Far Eastern University, Manila in 1993 and worked as a Graphic Designer in Saudi Arabia for international ad agencies from 1996 to 2001. Born (June 18, 1972) and raised in Pambujan, Northern Samar where he lives with his wife Tina and stepson Kim.

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Director Statement

This is a found footage filmmaking. President Duterte was the guest speaker for the launch of Cine Lokal (local films) cinema at SM Mall of Asia in Manila and this is my personal footage I got and used it to make this film. This is not an anti-Duterte film, but more of fun making film out of available materials. The character of The Hitman is a reprise from our full length film Huramentado (Oath to Die) with the same lead star - Vic Tiro.