ACC congratulates multi-award winner and Filipina screenwriter Michiko Yamamoto (ACC 2007) for her latest film collaboration with director Eric Matti, "On The Job: THE MISSING 8" that competed in the 78th Venice International Film Festival 2021. A sequel to the 2013 film "On The Job," it is the only South East Asian film in the main competition's official selection. It received the Coppi Volpi (Volpi Cup) for Best Actor for John Arcilla’s performance in the film centered around a case of missing journalists.
Based on a true story, the director noted: "This film is an ensemble piece that attempts to explore, through the disappearance of eight people, the reality in the Philippines that is never shown on the news."
Along with its predecessor, the film was re-edited to a six-episode limited miniseries that is now showing on HBO Asia.
Michiko Yamamoto is joined by ACC Philippines Chairman Ernest Escaler during the film's world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival