The DawnÆs award-winning bio-pic premieres on MYX Channel on December 13 @ 9PM.
Part documentary, part drama, it follows the roller-coaster ride of this iconic rock band. Originally composed of Teddy Diaz on guitar, JB Leonor on drums, Caloy Balcells on bass, and Jett Pangan on vocals, the band rose to become one of the most influential, if well-loved band, in the country. It has weathered murders and mutinies, triumphs and heartbreaks, and the sturm und drang of publicized line-up changes -û and could very well be the story of every band, or every musician, in the Philippines, who have had to fight hard for their place in the sun.
The film features outstanding performances by Ping Medina (an eerie deadringer for the departed Teddy Diaz), Agot Isidro (as JettÆs long-suffering wife), Mylene Dizon (as a grown-up groupie), Raffy Francisco (as a Dawn nemesis), with an unexpected cameo of Karl Roy. With musical score by Francis Reyes and Buddy Zabala, the movie also reminds audiences of The DawnÆs anthemic hits, such as ôEnveloped Ideasö and ôSalamat.ö
ôTulad ng Datiö won æBest PictureÆ at CineMalaya 2006 and was an official entry at both the Pusan and Hawaii International Film Fests, while also winning an award at the Gawad Urian 2007.