Magic Temple

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Magic Temple
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Directed by Peque Gallaga
Lore Reyes
Produced by Malou Santos
Charo Santos-Concio
Trina Dayrit
Screenplay by Peque Gallaga
Lore Reyes
Story by Peque Gallaga
Lore Reyes
Erik Matti
Starring Jason Salcedo
Junell Hernando
Marc Solis
Anna Larrucea
Jun Urbano
Jackie Lou Blanco
Gina Pareño
Aljon Jimenez
Koko Trinidad
Christopher Peralta
Carlo Aquino
Music by Archie Castillo
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Edited by Danny Gloria
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • December 25, 1996 (1996-12-25)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog

Magic Temple is a 1996 Filipino family-fantasy-adventure film directed by the acclaimed director Peque Gallaga and released by Star Cinema. It was written by Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti. It is notable for winning all of the 7 nominations including the Best Film at the 1996 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Plot[edit]

The magical world of "Samadhi" is threatened by the evil forces of Ravenal and Sifu sends out three teenage boys to journey on the Magic Temple. Jubal, Sambag and Omar, each with their own unique power battles the threat to the world of "Samadhi" and along the way faces many extraordinary things. The boys are sure to face a huge battle ahead of them but with the help of magical creatures they met along their journey, evil is eliminated and they learn the true value of camaraderie and believing in them selves to face any problem.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Jason Salcedo as Jubal
  • Junell Hernando as Sambag
  • Marc Solis as Omar
  • Anna Larrucea as Yasmin
  • Jun Urbano as Sifu
  • Jackie Lou Blanco as Ravenal
  • Gina Pareño as Telang Bayawak
  • Aljon Jimenez as Rexor
  • Cholo Escaño as Sisig
  • Koko Trinidad as Grand Master
  • Sydney Sacdalan as Shaolin Child
  • Chubi del Rosario as Gamay
  • Mae-Ann Adonis as Rexor's mother
  • Tess Dumpit as Jubal's mother
  • Kristopher Peralta as young Rexor
  • Jay Rodas as Krystala

Trivia[edit]

  • The names of the three main characters has national symbolism in it. Jubal is an Igorot, a tribe from Luzon; Sambag is a Visayan word from the Visayas and Omar is a name found among the Moslem tribes of Mindanao. The names, therefore, accounts for the Philippines major islands.

See also[edit]

Recognitions[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
1996 Metro Manila Film Festival [1] Best Picture Magic Temple Won
Best Director Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes Won
Best Screenplay Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti Won
Best Original Story Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti Won
Best Production Design Rodell Cruz Won
Best Cinematography Joe Tutanes Won
Best Editing Danilo Gloria Won
Best Musical Score Archie Castillo Won
Best Original Theme Song Archie Castillo Won
Best Visual Effects Benny Batoctoy Won
Best Make-up Artist Siony Tolentino Won
Best Sound Recording Michael Idioma and Ronald de Asis Won
Best Float Magic Temple Won
1997 FAMAS Awards Best Sound Michael Idioma and Ronald de Asis Won
Best Child Actress Anna Larrucea Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Gina Pareño Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards Best Cinematography Joe Tutanes Nominated
Best Production Design Rodell Cruz Nominated

Special awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
1996 Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards[1] Best Picture Magic Temple Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Metro Manila Film Festival:1996". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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