What happens when real-life martial arts experts join forces in making a film? Viewers are in for an action-packed adventure onscreen. That’s what VIVA Films, Cinefenio Film Studios, and PIAYA can be proud of — their production of the Philippines’ first martial arts movie of the decade, The TRIGONAL.
Award-winning director Vincent Soberano is an eight-time Muay Thai champion and MMA coach for some of China’s top UFC fighters. In the film, Soberano tells the story of a retired mixed martial arts and karate champion forced back into action to bring down a notorious drug syndicate that has invaded his hometown.
Tragedy strikes and Jacob is pushed into a world of drug-induced underground fighting run by a villainous ex- MMA fighter. He faces his deadliest fight with the support of a Chinese Wushu Champion and childhood martial arts master.
’90s action heartthrob and now incumbent Congressman Monsour Del Rosario is Sensei Mike Vasquez. Sensei Mike is Jacob’s martial arts master. In case you didn’t know, Rep. Monsour is a Taekwondo Olympic medalist and Sports Hall of Fame awardee.
Combining Filipino martial arts with Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Capoeira, Penjak Silat, Krav Maga, Karate and Wushu, The Trigonal guarantees a showcase of never-before-seen onscreen martial arts choreography and action.
Also starring: Epy Quizon, Christian Vasquez, and Soberano in a special role.
The TRIGONAL opens in cinemas on SEPTEMBER 26.