In 2004, Atty. Josabeth V. Alonso produced her first film Minsan Pa (One Moment More), directed by Jeffrey Jeturian. The film reaped acclaim and recognition locally (Best Picture, Young Critics Circle, ENPRESS Entertainment Press and the Catholic Mass Media Awards) and internationally (1st Asian Marine Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2006 Hawaii International Film Festival and the 14th Festival of Festivals).
In her resolve to produce meaningful films, she scouted for a material that, while comparably inexpensive to produce, must be reflective of the Filipino culture, believing that is only by being faithful to one’s culture that a filmmaker’s work can go global. Kubrador (The Bet Collector) was born, her second collaboration with Jeturian. Kubrador won the International Critics Jury Prize for Best Film in Competition (FIPRESCI prize) by unanimous decision during the 28th Moscow International Film Festival. It was adjudged Best Film in Competition, Best Actress Award for Gina Pareño, winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the 8th Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian Cinema, recipient of the Lino Brocka Grand Prize at the 8th Cinemanila Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Asiaticafilmmediale in Rome. Pareño was awarded Best Actress at the 26th Amiens International Film Festival and the 33rd Brussels International Film Festival.
Quantum Films continue to produce award-winning films such as Biyaheng Lupa (2009), the directorial debut of multi-awarded writer Bing Lao; the blockbuster Here Comes the Bride (2010), written and directed by Chris Martinez, co-produced with Star Cinema and Octoarts Films; and the Cinemalaya finalists Sampaguita, National Flower (2010) written and directed by Francis Xavier Pasion, and Magkakapatid (2010) directed by Kim Homer Flores. Here Comes the Bride, Sampaguita (in competition) and Magkakapatid all participated in 2011 Pusan International Film Festival in Korea. Sampaguita was exhibited at the Berlinale 2012. Other Quantum Films include Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Women in the Septic Tank), Bisperas (Intruders), Posas, Ekstra (The Bit Player), Instant Mommy, The Diplomat Hotel, Babagwa (Spider’s Lair) and Debosyon. Four of these films were adjudged Best Film at the local festival and have traveled extensively in various international film festivals winning acclaim for their directors and actors.
In the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival, Quantum Films produced the romantic comedy English Only, Please, directed by Dan Villegas. The film bagged seven awards during the festival and became one of the festival’s top grossing films.
Thirteen years after Quantum Films was born, it has produced more than ______ (number) films that Filipinos can be proud of - and it has no plans of slowing down.