The Hunger Games Parody - A Rebellious Couple's Entrance

First of all guys, I can't believe this entry went directly to our spam folder. It was submitted by Rebellious Bride Nadelyn a couple of weeks back and this is the only time we've seen it! Lesson learned folks, this happens once in a while so if you have submissions you may want to re-send it especially if you haven't received a reply from us :)

But better late than never right? I AM IN LOOOOOVE WITH THIS COUPLE'S ENTRANCE!!! I am completely blown away by the meticulous production details courtesy of Sequence by Sequence! 

So let's all watch it now and read what the bride had to say about this video!

Happy Hunger Games :)

Hi Rebellious Brides!  

I know you featured twice The Hunger Games as a wedding theme in your blog. So we just want to share with you our opening video before our grand entrance to the reception. It also became our engagement video. 

We just wanted to have a kick-ass video so that when we are old we can say to our kids, "oh astig si Mama and Daddy nyo oh!" So why did we choose to do a parody on Hunger Games? Well, we really don't have much specific things in common as a couple. He likes extreme sports, while I like dancing. He sees things half glass full, while I see it half glass empty. So fine we really can't find anything. 

Then when we had a meeting with our wedding host, Mallory Ferrer-Cosio, she showed us a video of her couple who did a trailer of Mr. and Mrs. Smith as their opening video for their wedding. Gyte really wanted to have a kick-ass video so we brainstormed on what movie we can recreate. The movie has to be known to most of our guests, big in production value, and can mix our different personalities well. 

Then I suggested The Hunger Games because it was an epic movie. And for someone who didn't read the book, I enjoyed the movie. And it just so happens that the title is The Hunger Games because Gyte and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to eat. To add a twist to the trailer production, we made a parody and made it The Hungry Games. So instead of fighting for our own life, we were actually fighting against each other to be the champion of the eating competition. All the tributes were training to be the champion in that eating competition. :) 

 Sequence by Sequence also changed the Mockingjay logo of The Hunger Games into something similar but with  fried chicken, spoon, and fork as the key items in the logo. Our friends and family members and Gyte's employees were our actors. The voice of President Snow was the voice of my father. 

Pre-production was hectic and crazy. We went to Divisoria to buy props. And the costume of the Tributes were black jackets with special "Tributes" signs. Our "actors" loved the jacket/gift. We had to also feed 50 people since a scene in the film called for it.

The Reaping demanded a big crowd of people. We shot the entire video from 8:30am to 7:30pm. It was very tiring physically too because we had to run again and again for the chasing scene, all while wearing the thick black jacket. (Gyte was sick after the shoot!) 

 When the video premiered at the wedding reception, our guests were very shocked, happy and amazed! We were peaking through the doors to watch the video and watch our guests' reaction. And we're happy they loved it! They even said that we can pass as real actors! Or could it have been their nice way of saying ang arte namin! Hahaha! 

I love this couple's entrance to bits! Thank you for sharing this with us tributes Gyte & Nadelyn! And congrats to your wedding!

May the odds be ever in your favor :)


Production: Sequence by Sequence ( / 

Location: Caloocan City 

 Actors: Katniss Everdeen: Nadelyn Torres 
Peeta Mellark: Gyte Baldonado 
Gale Hawthorne: Marfie Bernardo 
Primrose Everdeen: Kat Labrador 
Effie Trinket: Jenny Melgarejo 
Haymitch Abernathy: Kevin Baldonado 
Seneca Crane: Patrick Cuison 
Cinna: Jovel Castaneda 
President Snow (Voice Over): Leonardo Torres 
Tributes: Mela Dua, Jbels BelciƱa, Coi De Guzman, Krystle Baldonado, Jann Hazeta, Migs Raralio Guards: Kevin Baldonado, Ken Visperas 
The Reaping: AVECS Corporation employees and family 

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  1. Nadz Torres-BaldonadoDecember 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Hi Mica and Kai!

    Thank you soooo much for featuring us. We're happy that you enjoyed our video, too! It was truly a labor of love!

    Your timing is just right as my husband Gyte will turn 30 in three days. So sakto may birthday gift na agad ako! Hahaha!

    Keep up the good work!


  2. super benta sa akin to! :) kudos to the couple!

    1. Nadz Torres-BaldonadoDecember 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM

      Hi Tintinchin!

      Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful response! We're happy you liked it, too!