RPG Metanoia: First-ever Pinoy 3D animated film

Come Christmas Day, the Philippines will witness its first ever full length CGI-Animated feature film in 3D, Star Cinema and Ambient Media’s “RPG Metanoia. “

The film has finally been released after nearly five years of production. The first glimpse of the work-in-progress was shown in a gaming convention organized by LevelUp Games in 2008. It was orginally targeted for release in 2009, but additional production work pushed it further to an undetermined date.

Finally, Star Cinema announced last January that the film would be shown in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Star Cinema is investing on the project because we believe in the material and it is groundbreaking because it’s the first full-length 3D animated film made by Filipinos for Filipinos,” the ABS-CBN film arm said in a statement.

For its part, Ambient Media is confident that its partnership with Star Cinema would further ensure the film’s success.

"We've worked very hard for four to five years and we partnered with Star Cinema to bring you the very best," said Charles Rapaport, Executive Producer of Ambient Media in an interview aired through SNN.

The story will revolve around a group of friends who escapes the grim realities of life by immersing themselves in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). The main character, Nico and his friends Mark, Daniel, Bryan, Bobby, and May get into their online characters: the Vagabond Traveler, Zero Folk Hero Ahdonis, Chi Master K'mao, Spiritist/Monster hunter Mang Ernie, Weapon-smith Sumpak, and beast monster C4SS4NDR4, respectively, in their battle against villains while they are trapped in the MMORPG world they are playing.

The Cinema Evaluation Board gave the film an “A” rating.

The movie features the voices of Zaijan Jaranilla, Aga Muhlach, Eugene Domingo, Vhong Navarro, Mika Dela Cruz, Aaron Junatas, and Basty Alcances.

Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

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