2009 Cinema One Originals: Maximus & Minimus

Friday, November 6, 2009

Director: Nap Jamir. Writer and Line Producer: Jimmy Flores. Cinematographers: Pao Orendain, Armin Collado, Nor Domingo, Nap Jamir. Production Manager s: Endi “Hai” Balbuena, Maita Lupac. Associate Director: Mark Shandii Bacolod. Production Designers: Endi “Hai” Balbuena, Sammy Esquillon. Costume Designers: Tessa Aquino, Nikki Sonico. Musical Scorer: Teresa Barrozo. Editors: Bebs Gohetia, Miko Araneta.
Cast: Cai Cortez, Baron Geisler, Mikel Campos, Liza Lorena, Malou Crisologo, Kimmy Maclang


Fate’s been reasonably fair to Max, a full-figured young woman with a ton of confidence, a hefty bank account, and a hearty sex life. Needless to say, she’s pretty satisfied with what’s on her plate. No complications. No weight issues at all. Life is sweet.

Until the sex part hits a snag.

Max is consumed by doubts, both crucial and trivial, mostly involving her waistline. She learns to cope in a manner typical of her upbringing.

Meanwhile, Max’s one-time lover Papu has a size-related dilemma of his own. He embarks on a futile search for redemption after an embarrassingly short encounter.
Maximus & Minimus is a comedy about excess and shortcomings, with an ounce of sex and a pound of quirkiness.

Director’s Statement

“The objective is to tell a good, funny, and very visual story. It’s an attempt to extract humor from a quirky Filipino situation.

“Maximus & Minimus touches on subjects that do not normally come up in public discussion. We present these delicate matters in a way that cushions any unpleasant impact, and that is through humor.”

About the Director

Nap Jamir has been Director/Cinematographer for more than 400 television commercials since 1985.

He was the director of photography for the PETA-CCP production of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere, a 13-episode mini-series for television directed by National Artist Eddie Romero. His film credits include Auraeus Solito’s Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros and Tuli, which both competed at the Sundance Film Festival, Jeffrey Jeturian’s Bridal Shower, and Tikoy Aguiluz’s Rizal sa Dapitan.

Since 2005 he has been Senior Lecturer on Advanced Cinematography at the University of the Philippines Film Institute. Maximus & Minimus is his directorial debut.

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