Antoinette Jadaone, one of the most sought-after female directors of this generation, has been writing, directing, and making movies since 2011! This year, she's actually working on a new film with Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil called Alone/Together, a love story where they play college students with opposite personalities.
While that film has yet to be released, here's a look back at Antoinette's past films that she's written and directed so far:
Six Degrees Of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay (2011)
A "mockumentary," Antoinette's first full-length film tells the ~fictional~ story of Lilia Cuntapay, who's been dubbed as the "Queen of Philippine Horror Movies" for her roles in many scary films. The story follows Lilia as she gets nominated as a Best Supporting Actress at a fictional awards night for the very first time in her 30-year career.
Beauty In A Bottle (2014)
This satirical comedy gives us a glimpse into the lives of three women (Angelica Panganiban, Angeline Quinto, and Assunta De Rossi) and their shared struggles and insecurities about how they look. All three of them get caught up in the craze for new "miracle" pills called "Beauty In A Bottle."
That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
Two strangers (Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman) meet during a flight and end up going on a trip to Sagada together. Audiences loved the film's hugot lines and simple plot where the characters just spent most of their time talking.
Fun fact: According to the director, the film's original title was The Mace Castillo Story: Lord, Pangit Ba 'Ko?
Relaks, It's Just Pag-Ibig (2014)
Unexpected love team Sofia Andres and Inigo Pascual star in this film about a hopeless romantic named Sari who drags Josh, a guy she barely knows, with her as she takes a trip to Leyte to witness a phenomenon called "The Blue Moon."
You're My Boss (2015)
Georgina (Toni Gonzaga), an extremely driven marketing executive, will do everything to close an important deal with foreign investors. However, her latest client refuses to deal with anyone who isn't the president of the company she works for, so Georgina asks Pong (Coco Martin), her assistant, to help her by pretending that he's her boss.
All You Need Is Pag-Ibig (2015)
This fun and lighthearted movie tells the tale of a group of individuals who are each struggling to figure out what they want out of a romantic relationship. Its ensemble cast includes Kris Aquino, Bimby Aquino Yap, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Ian Veneracion.
The Achy Breaky Hearts (2016)
What happens when you meet someone you think you could be in love with, but another guy enters the picture: someone from your past that you still have feelings for? Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, and Richard Yap help us decide in this rom-com about a thirty-something jeweler who just wants to find true love.
Love You To The Stars And Back (2017)
A girl is in search of her mom who's been "abducted by aliens." Along the way, she meets a boy with cancer and they get to know more about life—and each other. Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia's first onscreen project as JoshLia involves a super cute car, a long mountain hike, and potential spaceships.
Never Not Love You (2018)
Gio (James Reid) and Joanne (Nadine Lustre) meet each other at a tattoo parlor and the two eventually get involved in a relationship. However, the pressures of Joanne's work and balancing love with a career test them both. Audiences loved the film's realistic portrayal of "adulting."
Set in UP Diliman, Antoinette's newest film is about an overachiever named Christine (Liza Soberano) and her ~chill~ love interest Raf (Enrique Gil). There is no release date yet for the LizQuen movie, but producers say it'll happen "soon." Fans have even come up with different theories regarding Liza and Quen's characters!
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