John Denver Trending is a 2019 Filipino independent drama film directed and written by Arden Rod Condez, and starring Jansen Magpusao and Meryll Soriano. This budget-limited film was entirely shot in the Municipality of Pandan, in Antique, Philippines. John Denver Trending won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Screenplay in Filipino. The movie is also slated to compete at the 24th Busan International Film Festival alongside other films from Kyrgyzstan, China, Iran, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan, and will be part of the BIFF’s New Currents section to be held from October 3 to 12 October 2019 at the Busan Cinema Center.
John Denver Trending Plot
Set in a Philippine coastal town of Pandan, Antique, the film centers on the character of a poor 14-year old Grade 8 high school student, John Denver Cabungcal (Jansen Magpusao) of Sta. Ines Catholic High School, who is falsely accused of stealing his classmate’s iPad. He is caught on video brawling with this classmate, and because he’s not exactly a popular kid—and having committed some misdemeanors in the past—this video turns viciously viral in the worst ways.
John Denver Trending Cast
Jansen Magpusao, Meryll Soriano, Glen Sevilla Mas, Sunshine Teodoro, Samuel Cezar Rubido Jr., Luz Venus, Jofranz Ambubuyog, Vince Philip Alegre, Christian Alarcon, Zandro Leo Canlog