Lance Raymundo had recently completed shooting his scenes for the movie Tinik, an entry for the coming National Film Festival by Sineng Pambansa’s All-Masters Edition, and sponsored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
“My scenes there were set during circa ’70’s”, Lance told this blogger. “I can not reveal my role yet on the film. But my role is a part of the history of the character of the main lead there. Just watch out. This latest movie of mine is something I am so proud of.”
Based on the still photos alone of Lance in the film that he managed to show to this blogger via his mobile phone, we could say that Lance acted-out well and good. In one close-up photo, his eyes revealed great emotions as an actor. A mixture of sadness, worry and compassion in his eyes.
“The number one reason why I accepted this movie is because of its director, a master filmaker- Romy V. Suzara”, Lance further revealed. “I cherished working with him in this film. He is fast and efficient. I admire him a lot.”
Lance had previously worked with other great Master film directors- the late Mario O’Hara (in Paglilitis Ni Andres Bonifacio) and Peque Gallaga (in a docu film about Botong Farncisco entitled A Nation Imagined). And now, with Suzara.
“I see it as a great opportunity to be able to work with them”, Lance said.”And I try my best to deliver. They are the film Masters!”
Aside from Tinik, Lance also finished recently Mga Ala-ala Ng Tag-ulan, an entry for another film festival this coming month of September- the Cine Filipino Indie Film festival.
So that makes two movies of Lance showing by the month of September! Isn’t that great?
“And I am going to shoot another movie anytime soon”, Lance added saying. “It’s going to be directed by Benito Bautista, an acclaimed new Filipino director. It will be under an Indian production outfit. And I will star here opposite Solenn Heusaff and Kiko Matos.”
Lance’s international movie with a Hollywood film director- The Thief, The Kid and the Killer– is also going to be shown in Manila before the year ends. He’s got an offbeat role here but very meaty. And Lance is now really excited about this film which he finished shooting almost a year ago.
On August 30, Lance will appear as special guest to Ms. Janice Hung’s mini-concert at Congo Grille (Tomas Morato branch). They will do duets on that special mini-concert.
Meanwhile, let’s all get wet and thirsty with Lance’s ‘delicious’ pics below taken by photographer Tyke King for FABE Magazine. He sizzles!
(words by robert manuguid silverio)