Foster Child

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Foster Child
Foster Child Movie Poster
Directed by Brillante Mendoza
Produced by Robbie Tan
Written by Ralston Jover
Starring Cherry Pie
Kier Segundo
Music by Jerrold Tarog
Cinematography Odessey Flores
Editing by Charliebebs Goheta
Distributed by Seiko Films
Release date(s) 2007
Running time 90 minutes
Country Flag of the PhilippinesPhilippines
Language English

Foster Child is an award-winning indie film from Seiko Films, which stars Cherry Pie Picache as a temporary foster parent to an abandoned child. The movie is directed by Brillante Mendoza.



Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache) lives with her husband Dado and two sons (Alwyn Uytingco and Jiro Manio) in a slum area in Manila. She was a regular contact of Kaisahan Buhay Foundation (KBF), an NGO helping abandoned children, to render temporary home and care to them with a pay of 1,500 pesos a month, until a formal adoption by rich couples has been made.

John-John (Kier Segundo) has been with Thelma's family for three years and treated the child as their own. The emotional struggle of the film begins when John-John is to be handed over to his legal adoptive American parents.



  • Osian Cinefan Film Festival (Paris) Best Actress award for Cherry Pie Picache
  • 2008 Gawad Urian Best Actress award for Cherry Pie Pichache



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