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WATCH: Award-winning Igorota actress Mai Fanglayan to star in new movie "Salidumay"

Photo Courtesy || Salidumay - a film by Dexter Macaraeg

Cordillera - After her best actress wins at the 2018 ToFarm Film Festival and Urduja Film Festival for playing the title role in the award-winning indie film "Tanabata's Wife," which also earned her nominations at the Gawad Urian and the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, Cordilleran actress Mai Fanglayan, will be back on the big screen via "Salidumay" a short film by Dexter Macaraeg, for Sine AbreƱo.

Mai portrays Ayo, a Tingguian with mix Ibaloi blood from Abra, who goes on her first date ever at a Korean restaurant. 

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Franz (Kenneth Jhayve Bautista), a former seminarian who grew up in Abra but moved to Baguio City, can't seem to find love through dating apps, he decides to use his culture's methods to arrange a marriage. 

Their differences leads to a small collision of expectation and perspectives, but what it opens up in the tension offers a glimmer of hope for the would-be couple.

Aspiring actor and model Kenneth Jhayve Bautista (Finalist, Mr. World Ambassador 2020), will portray as Mai's love interest; Seth Wayne Blas Chacapna (Mr. Benguet 2019 titleholder), Austin Docyogen locally known as 'Sayote Man', Janet Mondata and Eric Kelly.

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Introducing Vicky Macay and Lilian Ocan Siapol Castro. 

'Salidumay' creative team are all from Benguet Province, namely Shem Padua, Jonnie Lyn Dasalla, Romnick Bayeng, JC Patnao, Julius Legoen Lumiqued, Ellen Castro Herrera and Melinda Ocan Castro, with some Baguio-based talents. Theme song by Sherylene Bagayao.

source || Salidumay - a film by Dexter Macaraeg



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