Hashtags member McCoy De Leon debuts as a film actor in the 2nd ToFarm Film Festival. McCoy plays the role of Victor in Jason Paul Laxamana‘s Instalado. In the story, Victor lives in a time when the dominant form of education is through installation, a process wherein bodies of knowledge can be installed directly into brains of the people using technology owned by big corporations. Like any other educated sons and daughters of farmers— Victor and his companions would rather migrate in the city and start building their lives by simply choosing to be employees of big and capitalist businesses in urban areas or worst—the overseas. McCoy essays his struggles to afford the sky-high cost of installation; which he believes is the key to escape his rural life. In order to raise money for installation, he abandons farming and works as the housekeep of a wealthy childhood friend who has become extremely successful after undergoing a series of installations.

At the ToFarm Film Festival 2017 press conference

 

Written and directed by Laxamana, Instalado is a film that mirrors how agriculture in this country is being neglected and has become unpopular among younger and probable farmers of today. Even if the industry accounts for more than a third of the country’s workforce—the sector contributes less than 15 percent of the total economic output; and poverty incidence among agricultural families is much higher than the national average. The attempt to present the almost dying industry in a social science fiction film creates that image of agriculture as the least wanted or unlikely to be the route of younger generation’s career paths.

Also starring in Instalado are Star Magic talents Francis Magundayao and Junjun Quintana.

Francis Magundayao

The film is one of the six finalists competing in the 2nd ToFarm Film Festival, showing on July 12 to 19. Screening schedule below.

WATCH the trailer and featurette:

SCREENING SCHEDULE:

SM Megamall:

Wednesday 12 July, 4pm

Thursday 13 July, 630pm

Friday 14 July, 130pm

Saturday 15 July, 4pm

Sunday 16 July, 630pm

Monday 17 July, 9pm

Tuesday 18 July, 630pm

 

SM Manila:

Wednesday 12 July, 630pm

Thursday 13 July, 9pm

Saturday 15 July, 630pm

Sunday 16 July, 9pm

Tuesday 18 July, 11am

 

Greenbelt 1:

Wednesday 12 July, 9pm

Friday 14 July, 11am

Saturday 15 July, 130pm

Sunday 16 July, 4pm

Monday 17 July, 630pm

Tuesday 18 July, 9pm

 

Gateway:

Thursday 13 July, 11am

Friday 14 July, 9pm

Saturday 15 July, 630pm

Sunday 16 July, 630pm

Monday 17 July, 9pm

Tuesday 18 July, 4pm

 

Robinsons Galleria:

Wednesday 12 July, 11am

Thursday 13 July, 130pm

Friday 14 July, 4pm

Saturday 15 July, 630pm

Sunday 16 July, 130pm

Tuesday 18 July, 9pm

 

Robinsons Metro East:

Wednesday 12 July, 9pm

Friday 14 July, 11am

Sunday 16 July, 4pm

Monday 17 July, 630pm

Tuesday 18 July, 9pm

 

For more details about this film, visit https://www.tofarm.org/tff.

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