Noy (film)


Theatrical poster
Directed by Dondon Santos
Produced by
  • Julie Anne Binetez
  • Rondel Lindayag
Written by Shugo Praico
Starring Coco Martin
Erich Gonzales
Cherry Pie Picache
Joem Bascon
Cheska Billiones
Vice Ganda
Baron Geisler
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Philippines
  • Tagalog
  • English

Noy is a Filipino independent film released in 2010. It stars Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales and was released under Star Cinema. The film was directed by award-winning film director Dondon Santos. The film is rated "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines.[1] It was selected as the Filipino entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.[2] However, the film didn't make the final shortlist.[3]


Forced to find a job as his family's breadwinner, Noy (Coco Martin) poses as a journalist commissioned to come up with a documentary following the campaign trail of his namesake and top presidential bet, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino for the 2010 Philippine National elections.

It started when Noy, who has ambition to be a news reporter, faked his school records to enter a major TV station, owned by Jane. As a reporter, he was assigned to cover Senator Sen. Noynoy's presidential campaigns everywhere. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Divine, initially discouraged him,was forced to agree. He covered Senator Aquino's campaigns from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, everytime, from sunrise to midnight, from live coverage to record editing. His older brother, Bong, crippled by polio, jealous at Noy at his lucky streak, unintentionally joined a notorious group at drug dealing.

Meanwhile, some jealous TV presenters investigated Noy's background. They reported it on Jane. Noy was immediately summoned and fired when they found out about his fake identity, but gave him one last shot to cover Sen. Aquino's campaign in Tarlac.

He returned in his home in Artex Compound, just to see his brother being mauled by two thugs. He was spotted and killed by one of the thugs, falling his body in the floodwater.

In the end of the film, Noy's family observed his death by lighting in the front of his portrait. Simultaneously, Senator Noynoy made his speech in front of the crowds gathered during his campaign.

The film, infused with actual documentary footage inter-cut with dramatic scenes mixed with countless presidential campaign slogans, deals with themes of poverty, survival and hope for the Filipino family.



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