RESPETO is the feature debut of veteran music video director Treb Monteras , who to date has directed more than 300 music videos. The film is a bold, dark, utterly unique and electric film filled with original poetry and rap music, lead by Filipino hip-hop artist and Youtube star Abra.
Hendrix dreams of hip-hop greatness, but he’s spiralling down a rabbit-hole of crime and poverty. When Hendrix meets Doc, an old poet still haunted by his martial law past, an unlikely mentorship begins; but, can they turn each other’s lives around before they’re swallowed by circumstance?
RESPETO celebrates the power of verses with original music, rap and poetry that expresses the era of violence in the Philippines today. - Brenda Lieberman
14A - Course Language, Sexual Content
Winner of Best Film at Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
Presented by Telus, Rosza, Calgary Foundation and City of Calgary
- Alberto Monteras II
- Monster Jimenez
- Alberto Monteras II, Njel De Mesa
- Ike Avellana
- Lawrence S. Ang
- Jay Durias
- Abra, Dido de la Paz, Loonie, Chai Fonacier