lance raymundo talks about the film “gemini” and director ato bautista


actor lance raymundo with co-actors in "gemini". from left to right: alvin anson, lance himself, sheena macbride, sarah gaulger & brigitte mcbride
actor lance raymundo with co-actors in “gemini”.
from left to right: alvin anson, lance himself, sheena macbride, sarah gaulger & brigitte mcbride. (PHOTO BY: DON GORDON BELL)

Kasali ang pelikulang Gemini, na kung saan ay isa sa mga bida ang aktor na si Lance Raymundo, sa darating na Metro Manila Film Festival as part of the New Wave Category. Very happy si Lance sa balitang ito, dahil malaki rin ang naging hirap niya sa paggawa ng nabanggit na “highly-artistic” film which deals about the strange journeys of the mind.

LANCE RAYMUNDO'S DIRECTOR IN "GEMINI": ATO BAUTISTA
LANCE RAYMUNDO’S DIRECTOR IN “GEMINI”: ATO BAUTISTA (photo hy: don gordon bell)

“For me, it’s one of the movies I’m really proud of”, bungad na wika ni Lance over a great lunch in a restaurant along Tomas Morato area. “Alam ko kasi na magandang pelikula ito, something I haven’t done in years. I am fascinated by director Ato Bautista’s style in movie making. And i really intend to do another film and work with him again soon.”

Papel ng isang mahiwagang suitor o love interest ng isa sa mga twins- portrayed by  real-life twins Brigitte and Sheena McBride in the film- ang role ni Lance sa pelikula. Pero may “twist” sa totoong identity ng character niya sa pelikula, kaya naman challenging ito para kay Lance.

lance with don gordon bell and an actress
lance with don gordon bell and an actress

“I am really awed by director Ato Bautista’s creativity in this film”, dagdag na sabi pa ni Lance. “He is really artistic at may international appeal ang mga pelikulang ginagawa niya. All of my co-actors in this film, lahat sila, really impressed kay direk Ato.”

Kinuwento pa ni Lance sa blogger, nu’ng magkaroon ng special screening ang pelikulang Gemini, humanga ng sobra ang mga film critics.

lance with the cast and crew of "gemini"
lance with the cast and crew of “gemini”
lance in a scene in "gemini" with sheena mcbride
lance in a scene in “gemini” with sheena mcbride

“As I’ve seen in recent film festivals held here, I know na intellegent na ang mga movie viewers and they can appreciate na films like this one- itong Gemini film namin”, anya pa. “I am sure that this time, they can digest na films like this one. Kaya I am so hopeful na mapapansin talaga ito ng husto sa darating na Metro Manila Film Fest.”

In the meantime, tinatapos na rin ni Lance ngayon ang pelikulang Maskara, isang highly-political film na kung saan ay kasama niya sa cast sina Ina Feleo, Boots Anson-Roa at Lester Llansang. leading man ni Ina ang role ni Lance sa movie namang ito.

lance with co-actors
lance with co-actors

“I am a ladies’ man in the film”, sey ni Lance. “A debonaire man na may hidden agenda. I will swoon over the character of Ina Feleo in the film na isang news reporter, pero ‘yun pala ay may hidden interests ako. The film is about political whistle blowers kaya highly-interesting ang plot ng movie. Let’s talk about this new film of mine soon.”

Pinagpalit ni Lance ang offer ng isang giant TV network para sa isang teleserye kapalit ng pelikulang Maskara. Pero hindi naman nagsisisi o nanghihinayang si Lance. Mas bina-value kasi ni Lance ang previous commitments and schedules niya keysa sa bigger offers. Ganyan ka-professional si Lance.

Tunay namang umuulan pa rin ng blessings and good opportunities ang showbiz career ng mabait na si Lance Raymundo. Kaya naman ibinabalik niya sa Diyos ang lahat ng ito. Sa pamamagitan ng pag-aalay ng inspirational speaking engagements in various schools all-over the Philippines.

This is Lance’s second life and he is simply making the best out of it.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

WITH PHOTOS BY: DON GORDON BELL AND ERICKSON DELA CRUZ

lance in a photo shot by photographer erickson dela cruz
lance in a photo shot by photographer erickson dela cruz

 

 

 

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