First look: Brillante's 'Sapi' starring Dennis Trillo

Posted at 02/05/13 5:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A teaser for the first horror film of internationally acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza has been released.

In the first teaser for the horror-thriller "Sapi," actor Dennis Trillo is seen as a journalist covering what appears to be students being "possessed by evil spirits."

Trillo's character is accompanied by two others, played by Baron Geisler and Meryll Soriano, in documenting other paranormal activities.

"Sapi" is the first of five films Mendoza will make under Solar Films, the film production arm of Solar Enterainment Corp. In a deal announced in September, the Cannes award-winning director was also named creative director of the film company.

Mendoza, whose films over the last eight years has brought him to numerous international film festivals, recently won Best Director at the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival for "Thy Womb."

Prior to the local film fest, his work on the Nora Aunor-starrer had been recognized at the Venice International Film Festival and its counterparts in Toronto and Dubai, among others.