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Off World Movie Opens ReelWorld Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary – Wednesday, April 7th 2010

Posted March 24th, 2010
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ReelWorld Film Festival’s 10th anniversary Opening Night Gala will take place at Scotiabank Theatre at 7:30pm Wednesday, April 7th 2010.

Our opening film, Off World, was shot on location in Manila and follows a young man searching for his birth parents in the slums of Smokey Mountain. The film is a much anticipated feature from acclaimed writer, director and co-producer Mateo Guez. Bryon Wong, also a co-producer, composed the music and helped to enlist David Usher as the film’s narrator.

Guez and Wong produced the film primarily to bring attention to the impoverished conditions of youth in the Tondo area of Manila. They continue to advocate and fundraise for non-profit organizations in the area, one of which is Sambayanan ng Muling Pagkabuhay Multi Purpose Cooperative (SMPMPC).

The film also features Marc Abaya, David Usher, Cheryl Ramos, Marco Morales, Irma Adlawan and Lao Rogrigues.

The Opening Gala will screen at:
Scotiabank Theatre
259 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON

Opening Night Show & Reception: $25.00
Screening Only: $20.00

ReelWorld has championed the works of ethnically diverse filmmakers for the past decade and is proud to showcase the work of artist as talented as Guez and Wong. Tickets are available at or by calling the festival’s Head Office (416.598.7933).

Please visit to learn more about director Mateo Guez and the film.

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  1. Thanujan NanthaNo Gravatar Says:

    ReelWorld is a fantastic film festival that I’ve been attending for a few years. I recently saw a limited preview of the “1999” film and was very impressed by the story of gang violence in the east end, acting (who are all apparently debutant actors), and the directing and cinematography. It’s very much a Toronto story that Torontonians can easily relate to. Catch it at ReelWorld on Friday at 5:00 PM or Sunday at 2:30 PM if you get a chance!

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