'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank' takes shot at Oscar glory

Posted at 09/16/2011 6:45 PM | Updated as of 09/17/2011 3:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - After winning big at the 7th Cinemalaya Film Festival, Eugene Domingo's film "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" is taking a shot at the Oscars.

According to the Film Academy of the Philippines, "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" is the country's official entry for the Best Foreign Film Category.

"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" chronicles a day in the life of three ambitious, passionate but misguided filmmakers as they set out to do a quick pre-production, a courtesy call to their lead actress, Domingo, and an ocular inspection of their film’s major location, Payatas dumpsite.

Director Rainier (Kean Cipriano), Producer Bingbong (JM De Guzman) and Production Assistant Jocelyn (Cai Cortez) are well-to-do, well-educated film school graduates who are dead set on making an "Oscar" worthy film.
 
"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" was produced by Quantum Films, Martinez-Rivera Films, Straight Shooters Media and was released by Star Magic.

It was rated A by the Cinema Evaluation Board and rated PG 13 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

The film won the Best Picture, Best Director (Marlon Rivera),  Best Screenplay (Chris Martinez) and Best Actress (Domingo) awards at the 7th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition.