Deep Blue by Bigfoot

Sep 2, 2011 by

Not everyone in this country gets a chance to actually visit Bigfoot Studios. Those who do are either really interested in filmmaking or are my students in TV Production Class. It’s a high-end privilege that is always given a gush factor by a first-time visitor who knows what world-class film production is. The core of how hollywood does the job is found right within our backyard, and that is in Cebu City.

After 3 years of consistently bringing my class to Bigfoot (also known as the International Academy of Film and Television or IAFT), my students have been introduced to proper filmmaking and TV production environment where people live and breathe film and TV. My friend Patrick is an example of such. It’s a playground for a dedicated tubie who dreams of getting a break on either the big or the small screen.

This year, Bigfoot has released its first commercial product for public consumption. 4 years in the making, with 80% Filipinos in the production side, all locations shot in the Philippines (Cebu and Palawan), this movie is indeed true-blue Pinoy-made in a glossy Hollywood finish:


Now showing at SM Cinema Iloilo (3D). Here’s an excerpt from

Written and directed by Michael Gleissner, who’s also known for his work in Irreversi, Deep Gold is filmed entirely in the scenic islands of Cebu and Palawan where a champion free-diver Amy (Pham) and her sister Jess (Ong) are caught in a web of lies on the disappearance of a government plane carrying a fortune in gold. Amy seeks the truth also on the disappearance of his boyfriend along with the fortune.

Deep Gold features eye-popping 3D action sequences, including spectacular underwater footage using the shooting tank located at Bigfoot facilities in Cebu. Gleissner together with Rick Robinson, the film’s director of photography and an Emmy Award winner leads viewers deep into the bottom of filming the movie under Philippine waters.

Joel Torre appears in the film in a very notable role. Do catch it now. It’s running in theaters everywhere in the Philippines.

Bigfoot Studios in Mactan, Cebu.

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  1. Patrick

    At long last… It will be released… I’m extremely delighted to see this through… (Bob, bal-an mo man ah…)

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