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A policewoman roams the city of Manila to fulfill her duties as a police patrol and to look for her lost son.

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Directors: Nick Olanka

Writers: Adolf Alix, Jr., Nick Olanka

Producers: Adolf Alix, Jr.

Key cast: Aiai delas Alas, Angeli Bayani


Director: Nick Olanka

Born in 1982, Nick Olanka is a graduate of UP Film Institute. A day after graduation he made his first feature film “Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo” for Cinemalaya Film Festival 2006. Since then he has extensively worked in theater, television and film as a writer and director. For television he directed series such as "Apoy sa Dagat" and weekly drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya." “Ronda” is his second feature film. 

Director’s Statement

Ronda is about decay. Set in the decaying streets of Manila, an honorable policewoman's principles are tested while her broken relationship with her husband and son stands on the edge of failure. Manila, with its neon signs and crumbling buildings, seems lonely and abandoned. Nothing much is happening as their police car crawls along the streets. But there is palpable tension in the air. The smog-filled streets, dark corners, and grimy overpasses create a sense of looming fear. There is a distinct feeling that something bad is about to happen.


Screenings / Awards: 
  • Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
    Manila, Philippines

  • Lumiere Cinemavvenire Film Festival
    Rome, Italy 

  • Filippinsk Film Festival
    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Singapore World International Film Festival
    Singapore, Singapore

  • Toronto World International Film Festival
    Toronto, Canada

  • Singkwento International Film Festival
    Manila, Philippines

  • Los Angeles World International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, USA

  • International Film Festival of Detective Films 
    Moscow, Russia

  • ICARO Festival Internacional de Cine Guatemala
    Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

  • Los Angeles CINEMA Film Festival
    Los Angeles, USA

  • New York CINEMA Film Festival
    New York, USA

  • 18th Bengalaru International Film Festival
    Bangalore, India

Information for theatres: 

student project: No completion date: 2015-02-06 shooting format: HD aspect ratio: 16:9 film color: Color first-time filmmaker: No

Directed by: 
Nick Olanka
Writing credits: 
Adolf Alix Jr.
Ai Ai delas Alas Carlos Morales Carlo Aquino Angeli Bayani Julian Trono
Produced by: 
Martina delas Alas
Music by: 
Francis Concio
Cinematography by: 
Albert Banzon
Film Editing by: 
Nick Olanka
Production Design by: 
Roma Regala
Production Management: 
Armi Cacanindin
Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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