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The Gospel of the Beast

Director

Sheron Dayoc

Credits

Writer & Director
Sheron Dayoc

Producers
Sheron Dayoc,
Sonny Calvento,
Arden Rod Condez

Co- Producer
Weijie Lai

Co- Writer
Jeko Aguado

Executive Producers
Bridget Ting,
Kelvin Ting,
Sheron Dayoc

Line Producer
Tin Velasco

Director of Photography
Rommel Andreo Sales

Production Design
Harley Alcasid

Editor
Lawrence Ang

Sound Designers
Andrea Teresa T. Idioma,
Nicole Rosacay

Music Composer
Len Calvo

Colorist
Mikhail Von Asmuth

LEAD CAST
Jansen Magpusao
Ronnie Lazaro

SUPPORTING CAST
Nathan Sotto
John Renz Javier
Kyle Fermindoza
Jeffrey Jiruma
Aaron Kaiser Mahinay
Gabriel Gazo
Doxford Perlas
Myles Ericka Robles
Rioh Prince Tagana

SOUTHERN LATERN STUDIOS, TINKER BULB and E&W FILMS with the support of THE INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION FUND (ICOF), FILM PHILIPPINES, & THE FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES present The Gospel of the Beast.


Asian Project Market; Full Circle Lab; ScreenTelling Lab


Awards


Best Feature Film (Golden Star Award) - Southeast Asian Film Awards Section - 2024 Ho Chi Minh International Film Festival

Young Critics Award - Southeast Asian Film Awards Section - 2024 Ho Chi Minh International Film Festival

Best Feature Narrative - 17th Bali International Film Festival/ BALINALE 2024

Best Supporting Actor (Ronnie Lazaro) - 2024 Gawad Urian (Philippine Critics Award)

Best Editing (Lawrence Ang) - 2024 Gawad Urian (Philippine Critics Award)


Competition - Bali International Film Festival/ BALINALE 2024

Official Selection - Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth (2024)

Official Selection - 43rd Minneapolis International Film Festival (2024)

Southeast Asian Film Awards Section - 2024 Ho Chi Minh International Film Festival

Official Selection, World Cinema - 2023 International Film Festival of India, Goa

The main competition, 2023 Tokyo International Film Festival (World Premiere)

SYNOPSIS


When 15-year-old Mateo accidentally kills a classmate, he runs away with a man he barely knows, Berto, with whom he creates a unique father-son relationship - where Mateo learns the harrowing realities of life, death, and beasthood. The Gospel of the Beast" is a coming-of-age film about Mateo, a 15-year-old boy known for being a troublemaker in school but possessing a genuine heart for his two siblings. He assumed the role of man of the house after his father went missing, doing his best to care for them. However, a confrontation with

his schoolmate Gerald escalates into violence when he accidentally kills his rival. With nowhere else to turn, Mateo seeks help from a man he barely knows, Berto, who persuades him to run away and introduces him to the world of the syndicate. As Mateo takes up residence in the old mansion where the

syndicate operates, his world darkens as he slowly succumbs to despair and violence. Delivering drugs and disposing of dead bodies became part of his daily routine.



Over time, Berto evolves into a father figure for Mateo, and as their unique father-son relationship grows, Mateo gradually learns the harsh realities of life, death, and violence. After his best friend, Gudo, is killed by the same syndicate they work for, and he uncovers the truth about his father's death, Mateo finally loses himself to violence and despair, falling into a trap on his ultimate journey into beasthood.

THE GOSPEL OF THE BEAST IS A CINEMATIC JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF MY COUNTRY'S TURBULENT NARRATIVE, THE PHILIPPINES. THE FILM IS A VISCERAL ALLEGORY THAT CONFRONTS THE PROFOUND SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICES THAT HAVE DEFINED ITS HISTORY, EXPLORING THE DEPTHS OF HUMAN NATURE AND ITS CAPACITY FOR BOTH DARKNESS AND LIGHT. -Sheron Dayoc



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