Huling Palabas

In every movie he watches, 16-year-old Andoy creates narratives that could help him find answers to the questions that have always bothered him: Who is he and who is his father? The truth remains elusive; none of his imaginings come true. But then two characters appear in Andoy’s hometown who themselves seem to have come out of a movie: Ariel, a hairdresser who attracts young men with their inexplicable charm, and Isidro, a mysterious, long-haired man who owns a VCD player. Andoy finds himself entranced by them both. But the deeper he becomes entangled in their twisted lives, the more his reality begins to falter. Andoy must decide whether to end his years of searching for his father with a bang or with a whimper.
by Ryan Machado
with Shun Mark Gomez, Bon Andrew Lentejas, Cedrick Juan, Serena Magiliw, Jay Gonzaga, Senanda, Adelyn Fabon, Glenn Mas
Philippines 2023 Tagalog, Onhan 97’ Colour International premiere | Debut film recommendation: 14 years and up


  • Shun Mark Gomez (Andoy)
  • Bon Andrew Lentejas (Pido)
  • Cedrick Juan (Isidro)
  • Serena Magiliw (Ariel)
  • Jay Gonzaga (Julio)
  • Senanda (Fe)
  • Adelyn Fabon (Mrs. Tirol)
  • Glenn Mas (Mr. Rufon)


Director Ryan Machado
Screenplay Ryan Machado
Cinematography Theo Lozada
Editing Cyril Bautista, Kurt Abrahan
Music Erwin Fajardo
Sound Design Imman Verona, Fatima Nerikka Salim
Sound Fatima Nerikka Salim
Production Design David Esguerra
Costumes Jaylo Cunanan
Make-Up Alan Verzonilla
Producers Cris Bringas, Jalz Zarate
Creative Producer Jerom Canlas
Executive Producer Ryan Machado
Co-Production Terminal Six Post, WAF Studios Quezon City
Studio Pulô Manila

Ryan Machado

Born and raised in Romblon, an island province of the Philippines, he became fascinated by radio plays and films at an early age. After a summer film camp and a directing workshop, he became a filmmaker. He also works as a playwright and won the 2022 Carlos Palanca Award for Literature for his one-act play “Huling Haraya nina Ischia at Emeteria”. He currently teaches language, drama and creative writing at the University of the Philippines while also pursuing his MFA in creative writing at De La Salle University. Huling Palabas is his debut feature film.


2016 Engkwento (A Boy’s Tale); short film 2017 Kagat (Bite); short film 2020 AL+ER; short film 2023 Huling Palabas

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024