Artists: Christian Vasquez, Angel Jacob, Peque Gallaga, Dwight Gaston, JM Rodriguez, John Arceo
Christian Vasquez and Angel Jacob play dueling chefs in this heartwarming romantic comedy about love, food and love of food.
Namets! follows the ongoing flirtation between Jacko and Cassie, two Negrenses who grew up in Bacolod City, and whose lives revolve around food.
Trouble starts when Jacko loses his Italian restaurant, Puccini's, to a giant cockfighting debt.
The moneylender Dolpo (Peque Gallaga) takes control of Puccini's and hires Cassie as a consultant for a total restaurant makeover.
Cassie re-visions Puccini's into a place that serves traditional Negrense food, and we are treated to the full panorama of Negrense cuisine and the idiosyncracies of Negrense eating.
Namets! was a finalist in the full-length feature category of the 2008 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
Directed by Jay Abello.