Pamilya Ordinaryo (Ordinary People) stars Hasmine Killip and Ronwaldo Martin bagged the Best Actress and Best Actor awards, respectively, for their roles as a teenage couple at the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival in New York. The festival ran from May 4 to 7.
In the film, Killip plays the 16-year old mother Jane while Martin portrays her equally young partner Aries. Jane and Aries barely make a living in the streets to raise their newborn baby so they steal to survive. The young couple’s problems worsen when their infant was stolen.
The award is Killip’s sixth acting recognition from Eduardo Roy Jr.‘s film after winning Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Hanoi International Film Festival, Fantasporto-Oporto International Film Festival and 12th Cinemalaya Film Festival, and a Special Jury for Performance citation at the London East Asia Film Festival. Meanwhile, this is the first acting award for Martin, younger brother of Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin.
The Harlem International Film Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, youth projects, episodic works and cutting edge music videos. Conceived from the belief that people have unique experiences and perspectives to share, the film festival celebrates the art of cinema by constantly seeking and screening fresh works.