(SPOT.ph) All eyes have been on young director Mikhail Red ever since the success of his critically acclaimed indie film Birdshot. Not only did it win Best Film at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2016, but it was also submitted as the Philippines' entry to the 2018 Oscars. Birdshot is also the first Filipino film made available on Netflix. It's likewise worth noting that Red first joined Cinemalaya when he was only 17 with his first film, Rekorder (which was eventually also screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2013). Now, his highly anticipated horror-mystery film, Eerie is set to premiere at the Singapore International Film Festival on December 3. It will then be released in local cinemas on January 30, 2019.
Eerie stars Charo Santos-Concio and Bea Alonzo—arguably two of the biggest names in the local entertainment industry. In the film, Alonzo plays the clairvoyant Pat, a guidance counselor in a Catholic all-girls school who often talks to the ghost of a student named Eri, who committed suicide. Their routine is disrupted when a murder is done on campus. A male investigator is hired to investigate the crime, but Pat knows that Eri would know what happened. The film, produced by Star Cinema, also stars Maxene Magalona and Jake Cuenca.
Red has a couple more projects lined up: One being a zombie movie starring Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto called Block Z, and another being a "youth thriller-abduction film" called Dead Kids. Given his previous works, his upcoming films definitely deserve a spot on every movie buff's to-watch list.