Starring Garie Concepcion, Philippine-made full-length indie horror flick “The Lease,” along with Italian actor Ruben Maria Soriquez, will have a theatrical release in India.
Soriquez last played David Pascal in the ABS-CBN series “The General’s Daughter,” starring Angel Locsin, Soriquez flew to Italy for the second edition of the European Philippine International Film Festival (EPIFF), which he co-founded with the Philippine Italian Association, the ICCPI (Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines) and the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines).
Directed by Paolo Bertola, the movie will be distributed by Mumbai-based Dhananjay Galani. It will also be screened in the United States, Europe, and Canada, Soriquez told the Inquirer.
“We’ve already signed the deal, and I think it’s a great opportunity to showcase the Philippines there, especially since ‘The Lease’ was shot in scenic Tagaytay City,” Soriquez beamed.
The horror film tells the story of Filipino-Italian engineer Romano Gonzales (Soriquez) and his wife Clara (Garie), who moved to the Philippines for a big project. They found a beautiful villa online, which captured the hearts of the family members.
On their first day there, however, they immediately realize they aren’t alone. Their beautiful home turns into a living nightmare as it is haunted by an unknown force. The family will uncover a terrifying secret that will change their lives forever.
Soriquez is currently in the United States to work on Bertola’s action/horror film “The Immortal Hunters,” as well as to promote Steven Seagal’s action flick “General Commander,” which will be released direct-to-DVD on May 28 by Lionsgate.