Makati’s three-year-old production company, Arcade Film Factory, has just made Philippine history by winning a silver and a bronze medal at the London International Awards 2022.
In doing so, she became the very first Filipino production company to win an LIA statue since the show’s inception in 1986. This Philippine milestone was headlined by her work Cheers ‘Party’ created with l independent agency GIGIL for the client Sanitary Care Products Asia.
Long live the “party”
Arcade Film Factory received two medals in the Production and Post-Production category: a silver for directing and a bronze for production design. GIGIL also won a silver medal for the same work, but this time in the Online Movie category.
Asked about the victory, Jeorge Agcaoili, President of Arcade Film Factory, said: “First of all, we are grateful to Barbara, Laurissa and the whole LIA team. Thank you for allowing production companies like ours to be recognized on the world stage. We would also like to thank the renowned LIA judges from around the world who felt that we deserved this recognition. Finally, congratulations to our youngest co-founder, Marius Talampas, for his first international victory as a director!
Marius Talampas, asked about this milestone victory for his career, joked: “I didn’t think that dancing ‘budots’ during the filming of this film would bring in so much. If that’s what it takes, I can’t wait to dance more on my upcoming shoots.
The Making of Cheers “Party”
In August 2022, Arcade Film Factory was also recognized by Campaign Brief Asia’s THE WORK 2022 as the top production company in the Philippines and the second in Asia. During this show, they obtained 8 acceptances for 8 unique works from 8 different clients, in collaboration with the agencies GIGIL, Dentsu JaymeSyfu and FCB Manila.
Arcade Film Factory was also the producing partner of the last two Film Lions of the Philippines at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, helping GIGIL win Bronze Lions for RC Cola ‘Family’ in 2020/21 and Cheers ‘Party’ in 2022. .