Pinoy indie film 'Quick Change' wins in France

Posted at 03/06/14 10:20 AM

Eduardo Roy Jr.

BERLIN, GERMANY– A Filipino once again proved that his talent is world class following the success of his indie film "Quick Change" at the recent Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France.

Eduardo Roy Jr.'s "Quick Change" won the Critic's Jury Prize during the film fest held last month.

In the film starring Mimi Suarez, Roy shows the dangerous but cheap way to get a quick shot at being beautiful often patronized by transgender entering gay competitions.

"Beauty is skin deep. I mean, the character there is Dorina na akala nya ang kagandahan ay lahat. Ang moral pa rin ng kwento is not the beauty, it´s your character," Roy said.

The movie is based on a true story.

Roy wants his movie to serve as an eyeopener for people to start accepting and treating transgender with respect.

In Berlin, many people viewed Roy's entry at the panorama section during the film's international premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival's.

"I think yung last Filipino film na nakapasok sa panorama section was 15 years ago, Jose Javier's live show, yung Toro. So parang it´s an honor na makapasok talaga. Ang hirap din kasi. I´m blessed and I´m lucky," he said. Report from Grace Pickert, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau