Friday, August 9, 2013

15 Minutes Exposure of Davao City in the Korean Film "No Breathing" (노 브레싱)

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노 브레싱 - read as "No Beuresing", the romanized version of the word "No Breathing" is the title of the upcoming Korean film. And what's so special about this movie? Oh well, a 15 minutes part of this movie will be shot in the most beautiful city in the Philippines- DAVAO City. Among the first choices of location for shooting are Manila, Cebu and Davao. The film producers chose Davao City because they were impressed with the vast natural richness and the cleanliness of Davao City, and I will so much agree with that fact. It is indeed the right and the best choice, not only because I have spent several years of my life on that beautiful city, but because it is the most livable city in the Philippines.


"No Breathing" is a story about rivalry over love and achievement. It is about the two swimmers competing for the top spot in the national team. However, the situation becomes more complicated when they found out that both of them fall in love with the same girl. This is about love, friendship and competition. The movie topbills big Korean celebrities like Lee Jong-Suk, Seo In-Guk and Park Jeong Cheol.

There are so much to be proud about Davao City that 15 minutes could be not enough to showcase the greatness of the city. But of course, it is already a big thing and something to be thankful of to the Korean producers for choosing Davao. In that 15 minutes exposure, here are my unsolicited suggestions for locations.

I think Samal Island of Davao is one of the perfect locations to shoot this movie because it is after all about swimming. Maybe go to Babu Santa and shoot some swimming scenes there.


And not only that, actors and actresses can also shoot some scenes underwater. In Davao City, diving is one of the activities tourists must try.


I once tried diving at the Angel's Cove and I was in awe in the wonders of under the sea world of the island. I think it's worth a movie exposure.


Since we are in the beach, why not include a sunrise scene at the Talicud Island? The atmosphere seems to be happy during sunrise there and would be a good scene for the movie.


Ok fine, it could not just be beaches and islands that must be exposed in that 15 minutes slot. How about do some swimming scenes in the infinity pool at Mati, Davao Oriental?


I think I would stop talking about wet things here. Just because it's a movie about swimming doesn't mean water, water and water. To expose more about Davao, I would recommend scenes like getting lost in the public market of Bankerohan market or Agdao market.


This is to expose tropical fruits from a tropical country. It would also be good to showcase some Filipino foods in a movie. I hope they could include a feast scene in a fiesta with all those yummy Pinoy foodies.


For some happy moment scenes, Crocodile Park could be a good shooting location too. The casts can feed the crocodiles, dance with the fire dancers and do some romantic scenes in the butterfly garden.


You would probably wouldn't want to leave Davao without trying some extreme adventures like the Zip Line:


Or play at the zorb:


And why not include some chillax scenes at The Peak of Gaisano Mall?


There are a lot to share about Davao. Being included in this upcoming big Korean film is a great opportunity for the city to introduce tourism and remove the stereotypical idea about Mindanao in general. For Davao City, congratulations for this another milestone. Life really is in Davao and I am very positive that the movie will turn out good. "No Breathing" will hit theaters at the later part of 2013.

28 comments:

  1. omg I love love love your underwater pic! I want to see Davao's underwater world too! =)

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    1. Davao is really a wonderful place! It deserves to be featured in this Korean film! ♥

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  2. Oh wow! Davao is definitely one of the best place for vacation with the beautiful beaches and heritage places. I wonder if you No Breathing is available on DVD with subtitles? :D

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  3. i think the experience is really cool and awesome. such a fun trip!

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  4. Davao is really one of the amazing place here in our country. It is really more fun in the Philippines. Film makers from other countries should film here more so our tourism will boost more.

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  6. 15 minutes of Davao City in a Korean film definitely is not enough but I'm still thankful that they chose Davao City as their location here in the Philippines. I hope they'll be showing the movie here! :D

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  7. You're underwater pic is really nice! I wanna swim there too! Di pa ko nakakarating ng Davao. Sana maexperience ko rin to someday.

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  8. I want to watch that movie.. 15 minutes is not enough to show the beauty of Davao City..

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  9. As of the moment, Davao really has so many and a lot to offer for everyone here and abroad. It is also a nice place to go for a walk even in the city center.

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  10. 15 minutes scene of Davao in a Korean film is to short but at least the city feature in a movie not just local but from other country.

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  11. It's nice to see a foreign movie featuring destinations in the Philippines like Davao.

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  12. It is always something to be proud of when any part of our country such as Davao is featured in a foreign film.

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  13. i wanted to try that zorb thing! i have this love of doing extreme things specially when its very new! must visit davao indeed!

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  14. Perfect scene for scuba diving and some underwater exploration. Very nice place. Did you enjoy your 15-minute on-the-set filming stay there? I wanna bet. You enjoyed!

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  15. wow~!! I will definitely tell this to my friends who are obsessed with anything Korean! a great pride for the country!!

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  16. wow it makes me wanna visit Davao, hihi kakainggit naman especially your underwater adventure.

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  17. Davao, ibang level na. That 15 minute exposure will surely help Davao tourism in particular.

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  18. Wow!that's good news for Filipinos especially young ones because younger generations now are a big fan of Korean music, movie, artists and I'm sure they'll be more excited to watch this movie since it will feature the Philippines.

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  19. i hope they get to read your suggestions:-)

    "The Taste of Money"'s (돈의 맛) last scene was shot in Cebu. My son played the role of Maui Taylor's son so he was able to see Cebu and we were billeted at the Imperial Palace Waterpark... beautiful place... but what was shown in the movie was the traffic in Cebu:-)

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  20. Good news, Davao will have an exposure to international viewers.This will boost Philippine tourism. I love Davao.

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  21. Davao is really a fun and exciting place to be!! (I highly recommend this place to all of you guys!!) .

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  22. This is really a good chance for Davao City to showcase its beauty. I want to see the places you showed here too!

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  23. Proud of Davao City. Life is here. We need more tourists here.

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  24. i live in Florida now but im proud to be dabawenyo... i missed my homeland my home sweet home.

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  25. Thank you for choosing davao city and davao del norte as one of the venues for the movie it only shows that some parts of mindanao are safe to be explored...I'm from davao and proud to be dawenyo!!

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  26. Wow! This is a really good news! I may not be regular Korean film watcher, but it's so nice that the Korean film makers chose Davao City. I haven't been to Davao yet, but I'd love to explore this beautiful city! :)

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  27. thank you for visiting Davao city :) and to those who want to visit our place, INDEED! Davao City is the best for you. hope you'll enjoy our place:) proud to be Dabawenyo :D it's more fun in Davao city!

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