Motel Acacia
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    Motel Acacia

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    Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, Thailand

    2019

    88 min

    • English
    • Filipino
    • Thai

    Horror

    JC, a young Filipino man, is forced to take over the family business set by his estranged tyrant father, a lonesome motel in the remote wilderness, providing shelter to illegal immigrants on behalf of the Government. But as JC and the guests soon discover, Motel Acacia is home to a dark and ancient spirit trapped in a bed, which devours men and impregnates women. After the death of his father, JC is set with an impossible task – stopping the men his father failed to kill from escaping whilst still keeping everyone alive. With food running out and a violent blizzard preventing the guests to leave, a desperate fight for survival begins. In an attempt to rid himself from his father’s shadow, JC risks losing his own humanity.

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    Cast
    JC Santos
    Jan Bijvoet
    Nicholas Saputra
    Screenplay
    Bradley Liew
    Bianca Balbuena
    Cinematography
    Larry Manda
    Editing
    Benjamin Tolentino
    Music
    Chris Letcher
    Production
    BLACK SHEEP
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    EPICMEDIA
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    POTOCOL
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    TIER PICTURES
    Production
    MANDARIN VISION
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    GLOBE STUDIOS
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    STUDIO VIRC
    Production
    NUKLEUS FILMS
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    WHITE LIGHT POST
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    PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL
    Bradley Liew

    Bradley Liew

    Malaysia

    Bradley Liew is a Malaysian independent filmmaker who also works as a cinematographer and producer in both Malaysia and the Philippines. He is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, NAFF Fantastic Film School, Berlinale Talents and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. His first feature film, SINGING IN GRAVEYARDS (2016), was the recipient of Visions Sud Est Production Support Fund. His second and latest directorial feature film MOTEL ACACIA (2019) was part of the official project selection at the 2018 Berlinale Co-Production Market, 2017 Sam Spiegel International Film Lab, the 2016 EAVE Ties That Bind and the 2015 NAFF IT Project of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. It was also awarded the 2017 Talents Tokyo Next Masters Program Project Development Fund.

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