Filmfest 2008

Ever wanted something so bad that you would do anything just to get it? DRUMBEAT focuses on one boy's simple dream of owning his very own drum set. Set in various slums of Manila, the film is taken from the point of view of 14-year-old Jason. A boy on the verge of manhood whose biggest passion is playing drums. When his older brother Billy gets his girlfriend pregnant, the brothers and their streetsmart friend Pablo try to come up with any means possible to get money to pay for the abortion. These three men show how the struggle to survive amidst their lives of poverty can also be a struggle for keeping their humanity in this intimate portrait of two brothers living in deprivation. The movie also shows how life is similar to the beat of drums, both having high and low points. Where every beat counts...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Jiro Manio, Sid Lucero, Coco Martin, Anita Linda


Director: Adolfo B. Alix Jr.