KALAYAAN (Wildlife) is a Filipino indie movie from acclaimed director Adolf Alix Jr. and stars Thai celebrity, Laotian-Australian actor Ananda Everingham (Shutter, Me…Myself). Also starring in this flick about a look into the lonely lives of Filipino soldiers stationed in the Spratly Islands are Filipino model-actor Zanjoe Marudo and Luis Alandy.
Development of the film started since way back 2008 when I met up direk Adolf during the Bangkok International Film Festival. He was in talks with Ananda at that time and eventually met up with him (photo and blog entry of meeting up Ananda HERE) when we were introduced by Adolf at Centralworld.
Aside from receiving US$ 10,000 grant from Global Film Initiative, the movie also earlier received script development support from the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and PORNO which was part of the Hongkong-Asia Film Financing Forum.
With all the supports received from various international non-profit film organizations, I am sooooooo looking forward to watch this very timely movie. Stay tuned for further developments and release dates.