Directors: Nick Olanka
Writers: Adolf Alix, Jr., Nick Olanka
Producers: Adolf Alix, Jr.
Key cast: Aiai delas Alas, Angeli Bayani
Director: Nick Olanka
Born in 1982, Nick Olanka is a graduate of UP Film Institute. A day after graduation he made his first feature film “Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo” for Cinemalaya Film Festival 2006. Since then he has extensively worked in theater, television and film as a writer and director. For television he directed series such as "Apoy sa Dagat" and weekly drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya." “Ronda” is his second feature film.
Ronda is about decay. Set in the decaying streets of Manila, an honorable policewoman's principles are tested while her broken relationship with her husband and son stands on the edge of failure. Manila, with its neon signs and crumbling buildings, seems lonely and abandoned. Nothing much is happening as their police car crawls along the streets. But there is palpable tension in the air. The smog-filled streets, dark corners, and grimy overpasses create a sense of looming fear. There is a distinct feeling that something bad is about to happen.
- Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
August 2, 2014
World Premiere (Work in Progress)
Best Film nomination