By Sheron DAYOC

DIVERSION - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 2023

& Awards

Tokyo - TiffCom 2023
    • Year of production
    • 2023
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sheron DAYOC
    • Synopsis
    • "The Gospel of the Beast" is a coming-of-age film about Mateo, a 15-year-old boy known for being a troublemaker in school but possessing a genuine heart for his two siblings. He assumed the role of man of the house after his father went missing, doing his best to care for them. However, a confrontation with his schoolmate Gerald escalates into violence when he accidentally kills his rival. With nowhere else to turn, Mateo seeks help from a man he barely knows, Berto, who persuades him to run away and introduces him to the world of the syndicate. As Mateo takes up residence in the old mansion where the syndicate operates, his world darkens as he slowly succumbs to despair and violence. Delivering drugs and disposing of dead bodies became part of his daily routine.

      Over time, Berto evolves into a father figure for Mateo, and as their unique father-son relationship grows, Mateo gradually learns the harsh realities of life, death, and violence. After his best friend, Gudo,is killed by the same syndicate they work for, and he uncovers the truth about his father's death, Mateo finally loses himself to violence and despair, falling into a trap on his ultimate journey into beasthood.