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Original Title: Laruang Lalaki

Synopsis: Censored Dreams is an insightful look into independent filmmaking in the Philippines in the early 2000s. The film takes us through the process of making a gay film through the eyes of an aspiring actor, SAMUEL (Arjay Carreon) and struggling filmmaker, WILFREDO (Richard Quan), a flighty businessman-turned-producer, BONG (MON CONFIADO), an idealistic production assistant, MARC (Mark Fabillar).

Samuel puts all his dreams into becoming an actor in the film by doing everything he could, and Wilfredo gives his all to finish the film because his livelihood depends on it. But their hope is dashed when the Board of Censors gives an X-Rating to the film which means that it is banned from being shown publicly. Censored Dreams humanizes and shows the struggle and sacrifices of the people involved in a small film.

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  • Runtime
    75 minutes
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  • Director
    Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos
  • Screenwriter
    Lex Bonife
  • Producer
    Lex Bonife
  • Co-Producer
    Ferdinand Lapus, Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos
  • Filmmaker
    Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos
  • Cast
    Mon Confiado, Richard Quan, Dexter Doria, Mark Fabillar, Marco Morales, and Arjay Carreon
  • Cinematographer
    Arvin Viola
  • Editor
    Sherwin Pescasio