Noy (film)

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Noy the movie poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byDondon Santos
Produced by
  • Julie Anne R. Benitez
  • Rondel P. Lindayag
  • Roldeo T. Endrinel
Screenplay byShugo Praico
Story by
StarringCoco Martin
Music byCarmina Cuya
CinematographyTimmy Jimenez
Edited byRenewin B. Alano
  • CineMedia Films
  • VIP Access Media
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
  • June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02)
Running time
104 minutes

Noy is a 2010 Filipino independent drama film directed by Dondon Santos. It stars Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales and was released under Star Cinema. The film is rated "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines.[1] It was selected as the Filipino entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.[2] However, the film didn't make the final shortlist.[3]


Forced to find a job as his family's breadwinner, Noy (Coco Martin) poses as a journalist commissioned to come up with a documentary following the campaign trail of his namesake and top presidential bet, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III for the 2010 Philippine National elections.

It started when Noy, who has an ambition to be a news reporter, faked his school records to enter a major TV station, owned by Jane (Vice Ganda). As a reporter, he was assigned to cover Sen. Noynoy's presidential campaigns everywhere. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Divine (Erich Gonzales), initially discouraged him, was forced to agree. He covered Sen. Aquino's campaigns from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, every time, from sunrise to midnight, from live coverage to record editing. His older brother, Bong (Joem Bascon), crippled by polio, jealous at Noy at his lucky streak, unintentionally joined a notorious group at drug dealing.

Meanwhile, some jealous TV presenters investigated Noy's background. They reported it on Jane. Noy was immediately summoned and fired when they found out about his fake identity, but gave him one last shot to cover Sen. Aquino's campaign in Tarlac.

He returned in his home in Artex Compound, just to see his brother being mauled by two thugs. He was spotted and killed by one of the thugs, falling his body in the floodwater.

In the end of the film, Noy's family observed his death by lighting in the front of his portrait. Simultaneously, Senator Noynoy made his speech in front of the crowds gathered during his campaign.

The film, infused with actual documentary footage inter-cut with dramatic scenes mixed with countless presidential campaign slogans, deals with themes of poverty, survival and hope for the Filipino family.



  1. ^ "'Noy' rated 'A' by Cinema Evaluation Board". TV Patrol World. 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Noy chosen as Philippine entry to the Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category". Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  4. ^ Almo, Nerisa. "Coco Martin considers being part of indie films as good training experience". Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Noy, The Movie to hit local theaters on May 26". Retrieved 16 May 2010.

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