"Across The Crescent Moon” crosses boundaries to bring message of hope and peace

In today’s world marred by chaos, bullying and divisiveness, the Filipino motion picture “Across The Crescent Moon” dares to bring the message of peace and unity.

'Across the Crescent Moon' red carpet premiere at Uptown Mall

General 'Bato' Dela Rosa graced the premiere night

Opening on January 25 in cinemas nationwide, “Across The Crescent Moon” tells the story of Abbas (played by heartthrob Matteo Guidicelli), a Moslem Special Action Force (SAF) Exemplary Officer who is married to a Christian. Abbas is tasked to investigate a human trafficking syndicate. In the process of carrying out the mission, he runs into conflict with his family, tests his fidelity to Islam, and even endangers his life.

Matteo Guidicelli as Abbas

“Across The Crescent Moon” brings together the biggest stars and the finest Filipino filmmakers to make this important film. Aside from Matteo, in the cast are: Christopher de Leon, Dina Bonnevie, Gabby Concepcion, Sandy Andolong, Alexandra “Alex” Godinez, Joem Bascon, Ivan Carapiet, Jerico Estregan, Leo Martinez, Rex Cortez, Jackie Aquino, Garie Concepcion, Jerene Tan, Mariel de Leon, Ku Aquino and many more notable actors and actresses.

Christopher De Leon and Sandy Andolong 

Dianne Medina and Garie Concepcion

“Across The Crescent Moon” was shot on location in Tanay, Subic, Zambales, Clark, and Tawi-Tawi, including Sheikh Makdum Mosque in Simunul Island which is the first and the oldest mosque in the Philippines. An original theme song entitled “Watching The Crescent Moon” (lyrics and melody by Baby Nebrida, arrangement by Von de Guzman and sung by Bituin Escalante) was also composed to drum up the film’s advocacy.

Indeed, Direk Baby and her cast and team pulled out all the stops to send a very important message. She declares, “We are promoting love because we are one family. We have to respect each other’s beliefs. We want our film to serve as an inspiration and enlightenment to what Filipinos should value most— lasting peace, love, preservation of family unity, and displaying the respectability and acceptability of each other’s faith. Most of all, to embrace a strong sense of mission to please God or Allah and instilling in every Filipino’s heart and mind— true patriotism in loving and serving the country well in every chosen field of endeavor people choose, should be in our spirit.”

“Across The Crescent Moon” is produced by Gold Barn International with Amado Tan and Ana Clemena as executive producers. For updates about the film, like and check out facebook.com/CrescentMoonMovie .


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