Dinig Sana Kita
|Dinig Sana Kita|
Production still from Dinig Sana Kita
|Directed by||Mike Sandejas|
|Produced by||Mike Sandejas|
|Written by||Mike Sandejas|
|Starring|| Zoe Sandejas|
|Music by||Francisbrew Reyes|
Dinig Sana Kita is a full-length film directed by Mike Sandejas. It was one of the finalists for the Cinemalaya Film Festival 2009 where it won National Council for Children’s Television Award, Audience Choice (Full Length) and Best Musical Score. It is the first Filipino film to have a deaf actor in a lead role.
Dinig Sana Kita is a story of love between Kiko, a deaf young man who loves to dance, with Nina, a troubled rocker girl who has engrossed her self in the world of rock music and abuses her hearing by listening to blaring basses and heavy metal tunes. They meet in a Baguio camp's deaf seminar that mixes deaf and normal-hearing teens in team building activities. This experience help them discover that they have a lot more in common with each other than with their own kind. They find an understanding about music and learn that their lives are not so different. The eventually realize that they understand each other better and more than anyone else despite the gap in communication.
- Director/Writer/Producer - Mike Sandejas
- Associate Director - Arman Reyes
- Director of Photography - Albert Banzon
- Production Designer - Roland Rubenecia
- Line Producers - May Sandejas and Rolly Palmes
- Production Manager - Robin Palmes
- Musical Director - Francisbrew Reyes
- Editor - Mik Pestano
- Sound Supervision - Ronald De Asis
- Field Sound Recording - Mark Locsin
- Costume Designer - Nina Sandejas
The film is the first in the Philippines to cast a deaf in the lead role and there are also several other deaf actors present in the film: CJ Patriarca, Bronson Escaderon, Jayjay Sunico, the dancers from Dulaang Tahimik ng Pilipinas and DLSU-CSB Silent Steps Deaf dance group. It also featured rock musicians like Marc Lopez, Jim Joseph "JJ" Lacson, Wilf Trinidad and a special appearance by the band Sugarfree.
- Cinemalaya Film Competition (Accessed on 1 July 2009)
- Article: A hearing impaired boy finds love in Dinig Sana Kita (Accessed on 1 July 2009)