November 11 21:26 2019

“BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS opens the flood gates for new mythology that bodes with an enriching allure for fans of macabre and action. Topped with sweet visuals and a feasibly talented cast,” wrote Film Combat Syndicate.

Los Angeles, CA – Nov 11, 2019 – ‘BLOOD HUNTERS’ receives Best Action Film, Best Martial Arts, Best VFX, Best Action Sequence and Best Weapons Sequence.

Writer/director, Vincent Soberano’s (The Trigonal: Fight for Justice) Filipino-actioner, BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS, world premiered at AMC Empire 25 in New York Times Square over the weekend, sweeping five out of six awards in the feature film competition of the Cinemax HBO Urban Action Showcase Expo (UASE) International Action Film Festival. Receiving Best Action Film, Best Martial Arts, Best VFX, Best Action Sequence and Best Weapons Sequence.

BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS dives head first into the origins of its narrative, immersing you in a world where Aswang, a fabled, bloodthirsty beast of Filipino folklore, exist,” wrote Film Combat Syndicate.


Inspired by Soberano’s original comic book drawings and a Filipino folklore story from his childhood, BLOOD HUNTERS follows Gabriella, who is on a trail of vengeance after a monster killed her family. On her journey, she teams up with a group of monster hunters called the Slayers, and a hybrid killer named Bolo, looking to redeem his humanity. But when this unlikely troop realizes that they’re all pawns in a twisted plan to lure and destroy the land’s best demon hunters, together they must fight Naga and Gundra – the monster warlords of the supernatural underworld. Can they save the world from Naga, Gundra, and the Monster Queen?

“The fights scenes, for the most part are energetic and oftentimes fun, watching Soberano and his cast at work, including and especially del Rosario who gets to go all-out against the Aswang. It’s the proverbial icing on an imperfect, albeit delicious cake that is Soberano’s freshman directorial outing,” continued Film Combat Syndicate.

Based on the 2016 short film of the same name, BLOOD HUNTERS is fusion of martial arts, folklore, fantasy and nationalistic undertones. BLOOD HUNTERS stars Mayling Ng (The Suicide Squad, Wonderwoman), Sarah Chang(The Trigonal: Fight for Justice), ASEAN Taekwondo President and Olympian, Monsour del Rosario (Lethal Combat) and Ian Ignacio (BuyBust, Showdown in Manila).

Produced by IndieGo Pictures Entertainment, TriCoast Entertainment will release BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS in the U.S. during March 2020. Fight to the death with the official trailer here:

Alongside Mayling Ng, Sarah Chang, Monsour del Rosario, Ian Ignacio and Vincent Soberano, BLOOD HUNTERS stars nominated actress, Roxanne Barcelo (Tragic Theater, Wildflower), Mekael Turner (The Trigonal: Fight for Justice, Crazy Alien, China Salesman), Levi Ignacio (BuyBust), Temujin Shirzada (A Cure for Wellness, Fatal Blades), Will Devaughn (Desperadas 1 & 2, Beautiful Justice), Althea Vega (Watch Me Kill, Of Sinner and Saints) and several FMA masters in the Philippines.

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BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS (2019, 70 min.) Directed and written by: Vincent Soberano. Producers: Jessie V. Efenio, Tonino Habana, Oli Laperal Jr., Robert Romer. Editor: David Benjamin Ignacio. Cinematographers: Miguel Cruz, Takeyuki Onishi. Original music: Tamara Dela Cruz. Philippines, English. IndieGo Pictures Entertainment, TriCoast Entertainment.

Production Company: IndieGo Pictures Entertainment.

About TriCoast Entertainment: 

TriCoast Entertainment is a premium Domestic Distributor, representing the best of US and international films: in theaters, on VOD, on DVD and TV. Sister company to TriCoast Worldwide and TriCoast Studios, the company is located at the TriCoast Studio facility in Culver City, Los Angeles.

Founded by: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.  

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