MOOV

Alternative Framings: The Cinema of Joselito 'Jay' Altarejos

Unlock 6 films to stream instantly
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

PHP 1,050After unlocking, you'll have 72 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 7 days to finish watching. Need help?

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.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino
  • Country
    Philippines
  • 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