Marlon N. Rivera
BIOGRAPHY Born in 1967. He completed a
degree course in Communication Studies at
the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City,
in 1987. As well as working as a copywriter,
producer, production designer and assistant
director on numerous commercials, Marlon N.
Rivera taught on the Visual Communication
programme at the University of the Philippines’
College of Fine Arts for seven years. ANG
BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK is his first feature film.
As far as their film school final project is concerned, these three studentshave only one goal in mind – international fame, includingOscars and festival prizes. They know what foreign audiences expectfrom Philippine cinema – prostitution, abuse, rubbish tips and slums –and apply this magic formula to develop the ultimate in misery porn.A mother, battered by life, sells her child to a sex tourist; a story asharsh and realistic as it is rousingly emotional. More