Mentorque Productions latest horror film and Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023 entry MALLARI makes history as the first Filipino movie distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Mentorque, the Philippine-based production house which specializes in events management, marketing, advertising, and now focused on content creation – announced that it has formally signed a partnership with the American film production and distribution company last November 25.

To kick off its month-long journey towards the December MMFF 2023 release, Mentorque in cooperation with Cleverminds Incorporated holds the biggest and grandest media and fan conference-in-one last December 1 at The Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Mallari stars the Philippines’ ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual as Fr. Juan Severino Mallari, the first Filipino priest executed by the Spanish colonial government. The film also made it even more challenging for one of the country’s most respected and celebrated actor as he portray three different characters in the horror-thriller that is said to work all the senses of viewers and explore the many different levels of fear.

Present during the event are John Bryan Diamante, the president of Mentorque Productions, the main cast- Piolo Pascual, Janella Salvador, JC Santos, Gloria Diaz, Ron Angeles, Tommy Alejandrino, and many others.

Mallari is a partly fictional, partly true-to-life account inspired by the true story of Fr. Mallari, a parish priest in the 1800s who killed 57 people before being caught, thereby becoming the first and only recorded Filipino serial killer ever, antedating Jack The Ripper by more than 60 years.

The film takes pride in its high-quality production and high caliber team, which earned the nod of Warner Bros. Pictures and promises to be the scariest movie this Christmas season during the MMFF 2023 run in cinemas nationwide. The development of its concept started in 2018 and had its green light by Mentorque only in 2022.

Directed by Derick Cabrido, he shot the film in various historic locations in the Philippines, including a village built for the project to recreate an authentic setting.

Also, it boasts of three timelines-combining the audiences’ love for retro horror with the immediate relatability of current terrors.

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