Mike Alcazaren, the director, and writer of the 2012 psychological thriller, “Puti” visited Cebu to promote his indie film to the Cebuanos. Actor Ian Veneracion, the leading actor who played a painter in the movie, also flew to Cebu for the said event. During the press conference last September 2, 2017, at Big Hotel, it was announced that the film will be featured in selected SM Cinemas.
“Puti” Press Conference in Cebu
The invited personnel from the print and media were welcomed by an introduction from Mike Alcazaren talking about the film and how he managed to get Ian Veneracion to take the role of Amir Luna, a counterfeit painter who leads a reclusive life with his son, Jaime (played by actor Bryan Pagala). Alcazaren also mentioned that Puti was Veneracion’s first-ever indie film.
Released on September 18, 2012, Puti is a story about Amir Luna, who is a successful counterfeit painter. He has made a lot of money selling his forgeries in the art black market. But his life changes when he gets into a car accident with his 8-year old son. Amir survives the accident but suffers a head injury that renders him color blind. His son is comatose. His world collapses as he tries to overcome this twin tragedy. While recuperating, strange things start happening to him.
Jasmine Curtis Smith and Lauren Young also star in the film.
Watch this video during the press conference in Cebu.
Film presentation in SM Cinemas
After the press conference at the Big Hotel in Mandaue, Ian Veneracion and Mike Alcazaren headed to SM Seaside City Cebu for the public meet and greet to continue their promotions. This event is a collaborative effort of the Cebu Literary Festival.
The indie film will be featured in selected SM Cinemas nationwide from September 8 to 14, 2017. Here is the list of SM Cinema branches that will release this film for a full-length presentation:
SM North EDSA
SM Mall of Asia