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Dayas: An Igorot Cultural Drama Short Film (ft. Carrot Man)

"Dayas" (Sine Cordillera) is a short film that aims to showcase the Igorot culture and local talents. (Featuring Carrot Man)

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Jeyrick "Carrot Man" Sigmaton and Igorot artists to star in "Dayas" (Sine Cordillera) short film.
Jeyrick "Carrot Man" Sigmaton and Igorot artists to star in "Dayas" (Sine Cordillera) short film.

The team is now at the finishing stages of post-production for their project which they tentatively named "Sine Cordillera". The short film is a story of the complexity and duality of life among small-scale gold miners of Itogon, Benguet, portrayed by an all-Igorot ensemble of highly talented actors, staff, and crew, with Jeyrick "Carrot Man" Sigmaton at the forefront.

The alluring visuals and heart-rending drama are made even more prominent with an all-original repertoire of songs and music brought to life by a highly talented group of Cordilleran artists.

"Sine Cordillera"
"Sine Cordillera"

The film is a passion project envisioned by executive producer, writer, and director Ms. Jianlin Floresca of Be Unrivaled Productions.

"The director in Manila who is very well in short film has invited me to be part and to make a Cordilleran film to be in competition for local and international film, so this is good news because we are able to showcase our Cordilleran talents," says Floresca.

"We are requesting to support all kakailyan in Baguio-Benguet, Social media, bloggers, help us to promote the culture of Cordillera and we are happy that we have the means and resources. We are starting the shoot from Monday to the end of this month, and the finish product will be first week of March"

"This film is very timely about the hashtag Igorot challenge before pandemic meron na talagang movie na supposed to be na I produce the thing is sometimes opportunities comes na biglaan, now nabigyan kami ng opportunity and then kahit na in a short period of time we wanted to show what can Igorot genuine talent can do, ekasakto rin ito na sana mapanood ng DepEd upang siguro maunawaan at maging malinaw sa kanila ng magkaron ng isyu tungkol sa mga modules na mga kakailyan pa na Igorots ang diniin sa ginawang hindi magandang mga halimbawa at upang mai correct rin ang stereotypes sa modules, kaya ito na ang panahon na magiging sagot that we could show the entire world on what is real culture of the Cordillera,"

"Its about the livelihood of Kankanaeys in Cordillera, we will be showcasing cultural attribute, how we value to a culture since 600 years ago doing Spaniards pa hanggang ngayon at paano natin nakuha, iikot sa livelihood sa Itogon at papano makakabangon ang isang Cordilleran sa hindi inaasahang pandemniya kasama ito sa cultural drama

"We have a consultation from the IP's ginawa ang research nito almost a year kaya protected tayo sa mga Indigeneous Peoples mula sa Kankanaey, Ibaloy, Kalinga, Tingguian at Isneg,"

"Sa mga nag audition ay nakaka proud talaga magagaling sila halos wala ka talaga itatapon, I hope na mabibigyan namin sila ng chance lahat ng mga talent natin and must to show their skills to perform and we choose the right one,"

"This will be a genuine film and create something na kakaiba sa lahat yun masasabi natin na talagang pang global competition, We have four location shoot and the team will be hiring lot of people from that area abrupt, actually hindi pa tapos yun casting natin, so meron na kaming plan na kumuha doon na mismo ng mga iP's na kakailyans na Cordilleran, makakatulong rin ang film na ito in the end sa kanilang community." ends the director.

"Sine Cordillera" team
"Sine Cordillera" team

UPDATE: DAYAS - Trailer and Preview

Be Unrivaled Productions has released an official trailer and a preview for "DAYAS" (Sine Cordillera) featuring Carrot Man. Dayas is a process of separating gold from other materials.

Sa makabangong panahon, matutunghayan ang pagsasalaysay ng isang kabanatang hinango sa totoong buhay.

Mga naganap sa nakalipas na panahon, na bibigyang buhay at interpretasyon.

Isang yugtong masisilayan ang tunay na kinang ng kulturang pinag mulan.

Bawat tagpo'y huhukay sa natatanging kahalagahan ng tradisyong kinagisnan.

Gigisingin ka sa lalim ng iyong pananampalataya at paniniwala sa kaitaasan.

Humanda na, sa maka bagdamdaming kwento ng dalawang kapalaran na kasing lalim ng yungib ang kanilang paniniwala.

Dalawang taong iisa ang hangarin ngunit mag kasalungat ang damdamin.

Sabay sabay nating tunghayan ang salaysay ng ginintuang yaman ng kultura ng hilaga sa natatanging pag ganap ni Jay rick Sigmaton the Carrot man of the Philippines,

Ito ang kwento ng kultura, tradisyon at pananampalataya.

Watch the preview below:


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