Pera-perahang lata (2009)

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This tale presents the plight of a young man who tries to make up for his inconsiderate moves towards a needy stranger, but he ends up seeing another tragedy from it.


Rianne Hill Soriano (screenplay)





Credited cast:
Ces Aldaba ... Man 1 in jeep
Henrex Aldueso Henrex Aldueso ... Beggar boy
Via Antonio ... Pansit vendor
Von Arroyo Von Arroyo ... Nilo
Rommel Buenaventura Rommel Buenaventura ... Maniac in jeep
Nigel Cruise Nigel Cruise ... Man 2 in jeep (as Karl Moro)
Dido de la Paz ... Boss
Ellen Estrada Ellen Estrada ... Woman in jeep
Marnie Lapus ... Boss' wife (as Marnie Lapuz)
Noemi Oineza Noemi Oineza ... Nilo's brother (voice)
Loida Petalo Loida Petalo ... Beggar mom
Gigi Pirote Gigi Pirote ... Nilo's mother (voice)
Gio Respall Gio Respall ... Adult beggar
Arnold Reyes ... Gary
Judith Soriao Judith Soriao ... Gary's mom


"Pera-perahang Lata" is about the plight of a young man who tries to make up for his inconsiderate moves towards a needy stranger, but he ends up seeing another tragedy from it. It explores the many facets of a struggling life in a world that is full of unpredictable moments - where some things are really beyond one's control. Written by Pera-perahang Lata Official Website

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Living life is taking chances.


Short | Drama



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Release Date:

26 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penny from the Tin Can See more »


Box Office


PHP650,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


"Pera-perahang Lata" (Penny from the Tin Can), a film grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is Rianne's third film. It is her first film to be shot in HD format using a Panasonic Varicam courtesy of Unitel Pictures. The project's lighting and grip equipment were borrowed from the production house Filmex. This short film and her other short film "TechNOphilia" are the first Filipino independent films successfully projected in HD format in the Philippines in June 2009 at the Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City.

The film's look is a combination of the dark and gritty; and the light and Yuletide. The realistic treatment mainly shows the dark alleys, well-lit buildings, and different kinds of people around the metro's many public places.

Amidst the fact that the tin cans cost Nilo his living and another one's death, the sound of tin cans heard over the streets as beggars ask for alms inspires the story. Along with the "tansans" made into tambourines, they are also utilized as accompaniment for the kids' Christmas carols. See more »

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