Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival
October 6-8, 2017

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Text from In Nomine website

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"LIZA DIÑO (Mara Bonifacio Advento), an award-winning actress, is the newly appointed Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. A film, tv and stage actress who has appeared in numerous films for both independent and commercial acting studios. Notably, her performances in the independent movies, In Nomine Matris and Toto, earned her a Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominations respectively from Gawad URIAN (Philippine Critics). She recently appeared in the film Barcelona, Ringgo: The Dog Shooter, Dyamper, and Toto. The documentary TRASLACION: Ang Paglakad sa Altar ng Alanganin about her marriage to transgender actor-singer Aiza Seguerra recently won Best Documentary film at the SOHO International Film Festival 2016. She started out in films like Two Timer, Pinay Pie, Xerex, and A Love Story. Her role in the independent films Compound and In Nomine Matris earned her the Best Actress awards in International Film Festivals and eventually led to her receiving a Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ Ani Ng Dangal (Harvest of Honor) Award in 2012 and in 2014. Diño graduated with BA Speech Communication from the Univeristy of the Philippines, Diliman (UP). While at UP, she started venturing into stage acting and appeared in productions mounted by Dulaang UP like Passion of the Christ, Shakespeare’s Winter Tale, and Divinas Palabras. As a student, she joined the 2001 Mutya ng Pilipinas and was crowned as Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism and officially represented the country in the Miss Tourism International 2001. After which, she started appearing in television projects primarily as a member of GMA 7 Artist Center. In 2005, a trip to Spain piqued her interest in flamenco, and made her decide to train under Clara Ramona. Together with Ramona, she has performed all over Asia and the US. She migrated to the US in 2008, where she divided her time between acting projects and as a line cook for Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills."

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"BIBOY RAMIREZ (Daniel Lagdameo) started as a commercial model doing television ads. He got noticed when he did work for Goldilocks bakeshop in 1998. An entertainment magazine columnist discovered him and eventually managed his show business career. In 1999, German “Kuya Germs” Moreno gave him a regular stint in a variety show “Bestfriends.” From there Ramirez pursued acting by appearing in various television shows. In 2000, Ramirez became part of the original stable of actors of the pioneering teen drama show “Click” (GMA Network). Aside from acting in television and commercial advertising, Ramirez is involved in independent films both as a producer and as an actor, and has also appeared in stage productions. Outside of acting, Ramirez is into professional photography, events and online video directing. Biboy recently appeared in TV series “Enchanted Garden” for TV 5, “Cielo de Angelina” for GMA Studio’s, “Honesto,” and “Inday Bote” from ABSCBN. His recent string of films like Sitio (C1 originals), Mauban: Ang Resiko (QCFF), Ned's Project (QCINEMA), Working Girls Remake (Viva), and Oro (To be released on Dec 2016) make Biboy a staple in the industry.”

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AL GATMAITAN (Enrique Lagdameo Herrera) is a much sought-after theatre, film, and television actor, as well as, a crossover artist who excels in all musical genres such as pop, musical theatre and classical. Al began his training at the UP College of Music, majoring in Voice Performance. He continued further studies in Italy for three years, joining Spazio Teatro and Teatro Calabria, working with renowned masters in theatre arts including Italian soprano Maria Francavilla from the Conservatory of Torrefranca 'Vibo Valentia.' He won second place with distinction at the First Filipino European Pop Song Festival in Reggio Calabria, Italy. In 2014, Al attended the Music and Performing Arts Profession Summer Program at the New York University Steinhardt School of Music, New York USA under the mentorship of tenor, Michael Ricciardone, while continuing to work with Juilliard trained mezzo soprano Clarissa Ocampo.”

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"TAMI MONSOD (Ava Bonifacio) is a theatre actress whose credits include Angels in America, All’s Well that Ends Well, How I Learned to Drive, Sacrilege, The Vagina Monologues, Equus, and August: Osage County, for which she won a Gawad Buhay award for Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Play. As a stage actress, Tami has worked primarily with New Voice Company but has also freelanced with other groups such as Repertory Philippines. Aside from acting, she teaches theatre, specializing in writing and directing plays developed from student research and improvisation, most recently the dance-drama Internecine War in the Kingdom of Ra. Tami began introductory lessons in flamenco during summer vacations in Spain. She continued in Manila under Emma Estrada and Clara Ramona who suggested that she audition for the role of Ava Bonifacio. In Nomine Matris is Tami's first foray into film.”

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"CLARA RAMONA (Mercedes Lagdameo) is an esteemed Spanish Filipina-American flamenco artist who has professionally gained recognition in the exclusive and cutthroat world of the complex art form. Despite being a “foreign” artist, for over 15 years she established herself in Madrid, the mecca of flamenco, founding her own dance company, Ballet Español de Clara Ramona, through which she has staged productions of critical acclaim the world over and gaining international recognition for her innovative choreographies. She has also collaborated with flamenco artists of stature such as La Tati, Tomas de Madrid, Miguel Angel and Antonio Alonso for over twenty years. Clara trained as professional ballet dancer and obtained a BFA at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance. She pursued further studies in Spanish classical dance and flamenco with masters such as Manolo Vargas and Antonio de Cordoba in Mexico and with Ciro, La Tati, Jose Granero, and Tomas de Madrid, among others in Spain. Clara paved the way for flamenco’s blossoming in Asia, conducting workshops in Australia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Japan. She is currently based in Hong Kong but spends much time traveling to Manila, Beijing, and other parts of Asia while following the careers of her two sons, famous flamenco artists Isaac de los Reyes and Nino de los Reyes.", adipiscing ligula eleifend, sodales fringilla mattis dui nullam. Ac massa aliquet.

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In Nomine Matris

Executive Producers: Gregory Macaraeg, M. D. and George K. Sommerrock
Producers: Medwin Garcia , Joan T. Manalang, Ida Tiongson
Line Producer: Joan T. Manalang
Marketing Executives: Ida Tiongson, George K. Sommerrock, Fernell Cruz
Directors of Photography: Gian Caluag and Martin Reyes
Sound Engineers: Peter Sta. Maria and John Eric Dones
Sound Design: Angie Reyes
Music Score: Bob Aves
Editing: Will Fredo
Colorist: John Davidson
production Managers: Medwin Garcia and Cherry Menk Cruzat
Dance Choreography: Clara Ramona
Costume: Cherry Menk Cruzat
Hair and Make-up: Edgar Cortes and L’Oreal Paris
Production Design: Cherry Menk Cruzat, Medwin Garica, and Joan T. Manalang
Graphics: Gene Gallardo and Will Fredo