Pulpmovies by Paul Prichard

Trailer for romantic drama, Nina, impresses. Originally released in 2006, Nina won several awards and, from the trailer, it’s not hard to see why. The film is now available on DVD and looks to be well worth checking out.  The lonely and depressed life of a short order cook is suddenly interrupted by his strange involvement with the married waitress and the young runaway who teaches them all about hope and the true meaning of love.  The YouTube version of the trailer is below, but you really should head over to the film’s official site where you will find a higher definition version in several sizes. Read full article: http://www.pulpmovies.com/2010/08/trailer-for-romantic-drama-nina-impresses

Night Fright

Rose Marie del Rosario reveals her acting chops once again in this bone chilling thriller that's sure to frighten even the bravest of souls. What happens when a little girl is left home alone, and a strange entity is trying to break in. Will she cower or fight her way out? Directed by Luis L. del Rosario, Jr. Produced by Monette del Rosario and Luis L. del Rosario, Jr. http://www.delbaypictures.com YOBI.TV - Vote for rosemariejo's entry NIGHT FRIGHT in YOBIFilm Contest

Action-Packed Short by DelBay Pictures

Directed by Luis L. del Rosario, Jr. Filmed entirely on location in Tuguegarao, Cagayan in the Philippines, "The Trade" follows the typical hostage situation gone awry. A short action packed film with style reminiscent of Sergio Leone's old spaghetti westerns. Starring Reymar "Jay-Jay" Cafugauan, John Paul Cafugauan, Ralph Chester Alata, Jun-Jun Cafugauan and Monette Baylon del Rosario. Directed by Luis L. del Rosario, Jr. Special Effects by Luis L. del Rosario, Jr. Produced by Monette Baylon Del Rosario & Luis L. del Rosario, Jr. Listed on ProductionHUB.com in Directors - Film in New York, New York

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Nina Wins at the Festivals

Winner New York International Film Festival Best Feature Audience Award New York 2006 Winner Best Romance Genre Award Los Angeles 2006 Winner Spirit Awards 2006 Queens International Film Festival nina award july 14,2006 01 From Left: Indepenent Filmmaker Luis del Rosario, Jr., Producers Luis del Rosario, Sr., Rick del Rosario NY International Film Festival 2006 From Left: Actor Al Burgos, Film Director Abel Ferrera, Independent Filmmaker Luis del Rosario pixawards91 Luis del Rosario accepting the Audience Award at the New York International Film Festival pixawards9 From Left: Luis del Rosario, Sr., Cathy del Rosario, Actor Derek Michalak, Director Luis del Rosario, Jr., Marie Margaret Baylon del Rosario, Producer Rick del Rosario pixfestivalosangeles3 Luis del Rosario, Jr. at the NYIIFF in Los Angeles

Filipino Reporter / Indie film a tribute to mom:

“Nina” is an independent film by writer/director Luis del Rosario Jr. It is the official selection at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Last week, the film had its New York premiere at the Village East Cinema on Second Avenue.  The film was made by Rosario films which Luis describes as “a small Filipino family-based film company that stands behind the meaning of true independent filmmaking.”  The outfit is named after the director’s mother, Rosario del Rosario, a film actress known as Rosario del Pilar in the early 50s and 60s. Among the films of Ms. Del Pilar were “Il Robo,” “Kidlat sa Baril” and “Blood of the Vampire.” She passed away in 1992 in New York where she had immigrated after retiring from acting.  When “Nina” screened last March in L.A. it won the Feature Film Genre Award. Fox News Channel said of the film: “This is how real art gets made...”  “Nina” features the original music of Stand, an Irish alternative rock band... Read full articlehttp://www.filipinoreporter.com/archive/3422/entertain.htm

Newsday Article: No mere idols at work by Ellis Henican

NINA’ INDIE FEATURE,” the ad began.  “Casting for independent feature ‘Nina,’ the story of three social outcasts.A cook, a waitress and a teenage runaway whose lives change dramatically when they accidentally meet. A romantic drama set in Queens, New York.”  This was in the casting-call section of Back Stage, the New York show-business newspaper, where actors and other performers go looking for work. And this particular ad, one of many dozens that ran that week, certainly didn't over-promise in the compensation department. "No pay," it said. "Credit, meals, travel and video copy provided." So no one responded, right? Are you kidding? This is New York. We have prima ballerinas slinging mochachinos, Shakespearean soliloquists working doorman shifts. Around here, we have talent piled on top of talent, all of it ready, willing and eager to work. Who needs "American Idol?" We have the real movie and TV and singing stars of tomorrow, all right here, living in tiny apartments with too many roommates, working mind-numbing jobs, doing whatever it takes - and I mean whatever -jumping at any promising role. A feature-length film? With juicy characters and a quirky script? No one seemed to care that Luis del Rosario Jr., the writer, director and co-producer of "Nina," was a wedding-and-Sweet-16 videographer from Queens, making his first real feature. The resumes and glossies roared into Elmhurst like a biblical flood. "Honestly, we were stunned at the response," admitted Luis. "We lost count at 1,500. These were experienced, talented, serious actors, who wanted to be in this film. My mailman just about gave up on us." Forget some silly TV contest and that snippy British judge. This is how the real art gets made in New York. By the time shooting began at the Van Dam Diner in Long Island City, Luis had rounded up an eager army of unpaid relatives, co-workers, strangers and friends. And then there was the cast, whittled down from 1,500. Not a William Hung in the group. "It was one of the best scripts I have ever read in my life," said Derek Michalak, a busy New York actor who plays the psycho waiter, Joe. Derek's previous work includes a leading role in "The Basement," a play that was turned into a film that recently won the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. He also had a recurring spot on "All My Children." "I still check out the ads in Back Stage," he said yesterday. "I've gotten a lot of work there. I like to keep working, if it's quality stuff. You never know what's gonna come out of it. It all comes down to being recognized for your talent." But wasn't the lack of pay a deal-killer? "Not really," he said. "The del Rosario brothers were passionate and professional, and they did very high-quality work. I'm very proud of this." You hear Idol finalists Diana and Fantasia talking like that? I don't think so. Listen instead to Danicah Waldo, the ninth-grader from Patchogue on Long Island, who plays Nina. Even at 14, she knows where to find her idols. "This movie came up," she said yesterday. "It sounded pretty right for me. We sent in my pictures, went to the audition. Out of however many people it was, I landed the part." And the lack of pay was OK? "No doubt about it," she said. "I think people will like the movie. I had a great time doing it. I learned a lot of new things. This is something I want to do with my life. The money and the fame will all come later - as I prove myself." Luis was remembering his late mother yesterday. She was a famous TV and movie actress in the Philippines before moving with her family to New York in 1979. Rosario del Pilar was the name she used professionally. "You can say this movie is dedicated to her," he said. "It definitely comes from the heart." Luis is just about finished editing, he said. A screening for cast members, friends and family is scheduled for next week. He'll be entering the movie in film festivals soon. "You have to throw yourself completely into it," he said, "whether you're getting famous or getting a contract or getting rich." So carry on, Paula and Simon and Diana and Fantasia and poor William Hung. But we have someone better to Idol-ize? Read article here: http://www.newsday.com/columnists/ellis-henican/no-mere-idols-at-work-1.505824