‘esoterica: manila” goes to soho international film festival

Dear Friends, You are invited to Master Filmmaker Elwood Perez’s homage to Philppine cultural icons old and new. Join the multilingual cast on Friday, June 10,2016 at 9:15pm Auditorium # 2, Village East Cinema 181-189 2nd Ave. at 12th St. New York, NY, 10003.For details, please visit the SOHO International Film Festival website and http://esoterika.eventbrite.com

 

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elwood perez: he never lost "the touch"
elwood perez: he never lost “the touch”
ronnie liang: recently won a Best Actor award from PASADO award-giving body for the movie "esoterica manila"
ronnie liang: recently won a Best Actor award from PASADO award-giving body for the movie “esoterica manila”

 

FROM SSSIP: “DEFINITELY, A MIND-BLOWING FILM!”

 

“esoterika: maynila”: isang kakaibang paglalakbay sa masalimuot na siyudad…

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Maganda ang atake ni direk Elwood Perez sa bago niyang obrang pam-pelikula, ang Esoterika: Maynila, na nagkaroon ng isang napaka-bonggang opening gala night nu’ng nagdaang Cinema One Originals 2014 film fest (nitong nagdaang buwan ng Nobyembre). 

Hindi ito iyong usual na “melodramatic attack” ukol sa pangarap ng isang ordinaryong nilalang na naninirahan sa isang masalimuot na siyudad. This time around, iba ang presentasyon, iba ang pagkakalahad at iba rin ang naging takbo ng istorya. Hindi pang-komiks, maski ba ang lalaking bida sa pelikula na banayad na ginampanan ng singer/actor na si Ronnie Liang ay mahilig mag-dibuho ng mga illustrations sa komiks at nagpantasyang siya mismo iyong mga karakter sa komiks na dino-drawing niya.

Hinaluan pa ng mga bampira (na simbolismo ng mga “suckers” na tao sa lipunan), mga mahihiwaga at misteryosang characters tulad nu’ng isang babaeng hinabol-habol at naging “object of obsession” ni Ronnie na later on, natuklasan niyang isang transgender pala. Ang galing-galing ng pagkaka-direhe ni direk Elwood sa mga eksenang iyon.

Maski na ang beteranang aktres sa pelikula na si Ms. Boots Anson-Roa ay naging “katawa-tawa” (in a good way po, not in a bad light) sa pelikulang ito dahil isa rin siya ditong transgender, tulad din ng papel ni Adelle Lim (isang theater actress sa Philippine Stagers Foundation) na isa ring transgender sa pelikula. Maski ba mga tunay na babae sila, nakuha nila ang puso at kaluluwa ng mga transgender. Lalo na si Adelle, na nag-provide din ng mga light and funny moments with her scenes.

Ang beteranang aktres sa teatro naman na si Ms. Cecille Guidote-Alvarez ay isang “revelation” sa pelikulang ito. Nakakaarte pala siya sa harap ng kamera at hindi lang sa tanghalan. Maski may edad na siya, ang isang simpleng eksenang kasama niya si Ronnie na nag-akalang lola niya ay napakaganda. Kuhang-kuha ni Ms. Guidote ang emosyon at “proper mood” sa tagpong ito. Tinangay niya si Ronnie sa eksenang iyon.

Pero ang pinaka-magagandang eksena sa pelikula ay ‘yung mga eksena ni Vince Tanada, na gumanap bilang pangalawang bida sa pelikula. Kada lalabas na si Vince, umiigting na ang damdamin mo dahil iba ang dating niya- mapusok, malalim. Maski kalmado lang siya sa karamihan ng mga eksena niya, damang-dama mo pa rin ang intensity ng karakter niya bilang isang nalalaos nang opera singer at sex-starved drug addict. Napakaganda rin ng “crying scene” ni Vince sa loob ng kulungan at ang mga eksenang naghiganti na siya kay Ronnie, hindi ka magagalit o maiinis sa kanya, bagkus, siya pa nga ang kakaawaan mo at hindi si Ronnie. 

Sana, makagawa pa ng maraming pelikula si Vince, dahil ang mga aktor na tulad niya na hindi nagpapa-“cute” lamang ang sadyang kailangang-kailangan ngayon sa mundo ng pelikula. Halos si Vince ang nagdala ng buong pelikulang Esoterika: Maynila.

Dito sa pelikulang ito, nakita namin ang pinaka-henyong mga mata ng mga CINEMATOGRAPHERS ng pelikulang ito. Kilala na namin sila at na-meet na namin sila personally. Mga bagets pa silang cinematographers na naglalaro pa ng mga games sa mga cellphone nila. Pero hindi namin inaasahan na ganu’n pala kagaling ang mga “mata” nila in terms of cinematic skills and know-hows. Kuhang-kuha nila ang textures ng bawat eksena, ang tamang anggulo, ang dramatikong mga imahen na ipinakita. Kakaiba talaga. Whew. Kapag nakita namin sila ulit, gusto naming lumuhod sa harapan nila at sabihing: “Ang galing ninyo”!

Isa pa, ang pelikulang ito ay masasabi naming “ahead of time”. Tama ang sinabi ni Ronald Arguelles (Chairman ng Cinema One Originals fest) sa amin: “The film is crazy! It’s so absurd!” Pulang-pula ang mukha noon ni Ronald, which only showed na talagang natangay siya ng pelikula.

At bakit ahead of time ang pelikulang Esoterika: Maynila? Kasi, ang mga pelikulang tulad nito ay pang-intelehente lamang. At ang mga pangyayari sa pelikula ay magaganap pa ng ibayo sa mga future generations ng mga Pilipino. Hindi pa sa ngayon na komersyalismo pa rin ang umiiral.

Darating ang panahon na tunay namang maa-appreciate din ng lahat ng antas ng mga tao sa lipunan ang salitang SINING.

Pero sa ngayon, iilan pa lang ang nakakakita nito.

At isa na si master Elwood Perez sa mga taong iyon.

Bravo.

 

(mga salitang nilikha ni robert manuguid silverio)

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master film director elwood perez with actor vince tanada
master film director elwood perez with actor vince tanada

 

ronnie liang and vince tanada stars in “esoterika: maynila”, the OPENING FILM of 2014 cinema one originals festival

ronnie liang
ronnie liang
vince tanada
vince tanada

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“2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL’S OPENING FILM- ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA”

 

(vid above, uploaded on youtube.com by mr. carlos cedran)
“ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA” SYNOPSIS:

The protagonist, a Manila denizen, narrates his transition from restaurant peon to literary artist. In a voyage of self-discovery, Mario, alternately ingenuous, plunges into the territory of the exalted, the charmed and the bizarre, swimming through the uncharted waters of the unique Filipino “mystique”.

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a dark scene in the film "esoterika: maynila"
a dark scene in the film “esoterika: maynila”
a dark scene in the film "esoterika: maynila"
a dark scene in the film “esoterika: maynila”
a dark scene in the film "esoterika: maynila"
a dark scene in the film “esoterika: maynila”

from sssip 🙂

PMPC (Philippine Movie press Club) award-winning actor Vince Tanada portrays the role and character of the narrator of the film, referred to at the film’s synopsis above as “a Manila denizen”. The lead star of the film is no less than Ronnie Liang (his first major movie break), portraying the character of “Mario”, a man who plunged deep into the “mystique” of the film.

Both Vince and Ronnie did their very best in this film, supporting each other and helping each other out in some violent and delicate scenes of the movie.

The film’s director, Elwood Perez (known in the industry as a “sadist” film director) have only good words for both Vince and Ronnie.

“It was a perfect acting chemistry for me”, direk Elwood once said to a blogger.

“ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA”.

THE OPENING FILM OF THIS YEAR’S 2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FEST.

Need I say more?

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“ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA” also stars Carlos Cedran, Lance Raymundo, Boots Anson-Roa, Snooky Serna, Chris Lim, Cherry Bagtas, JP Lopez, Adelle Lim, Patrick Libao, Kevin Posadas, Jerie Sanchez and many more.

Screenplay by: Elwood perez and Jessica Zafra

Produced by T.Rex Productions

lance raymundo gives ronnie liang and vince tanada great support in a film about LGBT’s- “esoterica manila”!!!

 

lance in naked form... and in the LGBT film "esotrica manila", he shows-off MORE.
lance in naked form… and in the LGBT film “esotrica manila”, he shows-off MORE.

Ano ba itong nabalitaan namin na halos lahat ng mga scenes ni Lance Raymundo sa pelikulang Esoterica Manila ay pawang mga nude scenes???

Oh, my.

Kaya naman pala nu’ng may nakapunang blogger na kung bakit ang ipinakitang eksena ni Lance sa trailer ng nasabing pelikula ay iyong nahulog siya sa isang mini-pool, very confident at hindi affected si direk Elwood Perez kung sakali man daw na sitahin siya nu’ng pakialamerong blogger na iyon.

“Handa na ako sa isasagot ko kung sakali mang may isulat na hindi maganda ang blogger na iyon”, sey daw ni direk Elwood kay papa Lance. “Ang isasagot ko: ano pa ba ang ipakikita ko sa trailer, eh, halos lahat ng eksena ni Lance sa pelikula namin ay nakahubad siya at naked to-the-max! Alagay namang iyon ang ipakita ko sa trailer ng movie namin, eh, di nawala ang suspense!”

Tawa lang daw ng tawa si Lance nang sabihin ito ni direk Elwood sa kanya. Kaya naman pala nanahimik na ang blogger na iyon at hindi na nag-complain sa exposure ni Lance sa trailer. In fairness naman kasi kay direk Elwood, maganda naman ang exposure ni Lance sa trailer dahil pinakita pa doon ang Fidel movie clip (Lance’s solo film made in the year 2011)  ni Lance na kung saan ay akap-akap siya ng veteran actress na si Snooky Serna.

Plus, maganda ang billing ni Lance sa said movie na pagbibidahan ni Ronnie Liang at second lead naman si Vince Tanada. Special participation lang si Lance sa pelikulang ito but he provided great support to both Ronnie and Vince in the said film that tackles issues about LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders) community.

“This is my first film na may pagka-homosexual ang theme”, sabi ni Lance sa isang blogger. “But I cannot reveal my role here. I signed kasi a contract with direk Elwood na huwag ko munang i-reveal sa media people ang role ko sa pelikula. I guess, it’s direk Elwood’s own way of packaging his film. And I agreed naman and I signed nga  the contract of agreement.”

All Lance could say now about the film Esoterica Manila is:

“It’s the first time in the Philippines na magkaroon ng ganitong klase ng pelikula about homosexuals and lesbians”, anya pa. “And my role/character in this film is something so different that I have never done before! It’s such a brave movie! And I hope my fans won’t get disappointed kapag napanood na nila ako dito!”

Bakit, may ‘man-to-man’ love scenes kaya si Lance sa movie na ‘to?

“No, wala naman”, sagot niya. “Leave that to Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez. But no offense meant to them. Hindi pa ako payag sa ganu’ng klase ng karakter sa pelikula. Basta ang masasabi ko, I have nude scenes in the movie!That’s all I can say for now.”

Oh. no.

Tunay namang ka-abang-abang kung ganu’n ang pelikulang Esoterica Manila. Nariyan pa sina Ronnie Liang at papa Vince Tanada na marami ring nude scenes sa pelikula! Grabe!

Iba talaga ang ‘touch’ ni direk Elwood in convincing male actors to do those provocative scenes, di ba???

 

(Abangan naman sa susunod na blog features ang exclusive  interviews namin kina Ronnie Liang at Vince Tanada about Esoterica Manila. Soon!— sssip*)

 

SINULAT NI ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO

LANCE IN HIS NEW SHORT HAIR CUT. MATINEE-TYPE.
LANCE IN HIS NEW SHORT HAIR CUT. MATINEE-TYPE.
"BEWARE, STALKERS!"--- FROM LANCE.
“BEWARE, FB STALKERS!”— FROM LANCE.

SSSIP’S AWE BLOG’S “MEN OF SUBSTANCE” (ALSO THE MEN WHO MATTERED MOST IN PHILIPPINE SHOWBIZ) FOR THE YEAR 2013!

MEN ARE WARRIORS. THEY PROTECT AND SERVE THE LAND. THEY DO UNBELIEVABLE THINGS JUST TO PROMOTE GOODNESS, JUSTICE AND STABILITY.

THEY SECURE THE FUTURE, EDUCATE THE YOUNG, ENTERTAIN THE WEARY AND INSPIRE A LOT MORE OTHER MEN LIKE THEM TO BECOME LIKE THEM, AND TRANSFORM THEMSELVES INTO BECOMING WHO THEY REALLY ARE.

THEY ARE, WHAT SSSIP’S AWE BLOG CALLS, AS “THE MEN OF SUBSTANCE”.

THEY ARE ALSO THE MEN WHO MATTERED MOST IN PHILIPPINE SHOWBIZ. 

YES, IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, PEOPLE MAY THINK THAT THE JOB IS EASY. OR SOME MAY CONCLUDE THAT “WARRIOR-ANGELS”-THE LIVING ONES AT THAT- DON’T EXIST THERE.

BUT LET’S ALL KEEP OUR HEADS UP HIGH AND PERSEVERE WITH OUR FAITHS. THERE ARE STILL MEN OUT THERE, ESPECIALLY IN THE WORLD OF SHOWBIZ, WHO CARES.

IN THE YEAR 2013, THEY ALL DID THEIR BEST. THEY ALL SHONE BRIGHTER. AND THEY ALL WORKED HARDER TO SERVE AND ENLIGHTEN A “CALAMITY-INFLICTED” NATION.

AND AS THE YEAR ENDS, LET’S TAKE A FAST GLIMPSE ON WHO THEY ARE. SMILE AND CLAP OUR HANDS… AND LOVE THEM ALL THE MORE!

HERE ARE SSIP’S AWE BLOG’S “MEN OF SUBSTANCE 2013”!

(note: they are the personal choices of SSSIP’S AWE blog and not to be contested by anyone, okay?)

GO!

 

 

1.) VINCE TANADA– In the form of great theater productions and stage performances, Atty. Vince Tanada managed to capture the hearts of many Highschool, Elementary and even College students in various Colleges and Universities who watched their two stage plays this year- “Pedro Calungsod: D Muuuzzziiikkkaaalll” and “Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela”. With almost 500 stage performances within the year, Vince proved that he could still educate the young through theatrical performances, and at the same time, entertain them. This is, indeed, a mammoth-like TASK. And that made Vince number one on our list!

vince with baby spidey
vince with baby spidey

2.) ROCCO NACINO– Being able to portray two great characters onscreen this year made actor Rocco Nacino land on the number two spot of this list on Men of Substance. He proved his sincerity, he proved his loving care, and he proved to be the one and only person on our “number two” list. His sensitivity as an actor was truly felt on an earlier film- “Burgos”, as he portrayed the role of activist Jonas Burgos who became a desaparecido. Then came the most-coveted role of Saint Pedro Calungsod in the film Pedro Calungsod: Ang Batang Martir. And this time around, he managed to be the “perfect role-model” to every young Catholic believer. Surely, Rocco’s image as an actor will all the more be valued. Such a substantial young man!

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rocco

3.) ATOM ARAULLO– Every young man who dreams of becoming a broadcaster someday will always remember the name “Atom Araullo”. They will all dream to be like him someday, look-up to his name, and admire his courage, ferocity and determination to present a news coverage that’s so dangerous and life-threatening. In the center of the storm Yolanda, Atom was there. And he delivered.

 

 

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atom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.) BOY ABUNDA– This man is really a GIANT in terms of substance. He personally delivered the relief goods to the Yolanda victims, updated the latest showbiz and calamity events, and managed to mix socially-relevant news with gossip news.

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boy

5.) GOVERNOR E.R. EJERCITO– He continues the legacy left by his godfather (the late Fernando Poe, Jr.) and father (the late character actor George Estregan) in helping the workers of the movie industry. He sees to it that he continues making films every year, just to help the movie workers and fellow actors. Even though he’s now in the world of Politics, Gob E.R.’s heart stays with the movie folks.

gov. e.r.
gov. e.r.

6.) PIOLO PASCUAL– Still the front-runner among our movie actors as an advocate to the poor and to the calamity victims. This kind of image enhanced more of his being an actor. And as the years passed, his depth as an individual and charisma as an artist was truly felt.

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piolo

7.) JOHN LLOYD CRUZ– The Valentino. The Lover. The Controversial Man… but all with a SUBSTANCE. That’s John Lloyd for us, and always will he be. Forever.

john lloyd
john lloyd

 

8.) DEREK RAMSAY– He is the athletic man that women likes to love, but soon learns to HATE? And we just don’t know why.

derek
derek

9.) MANNY PACQUIAO– Winning another international boxing title surely got him there.

manny
manny

 

10.) MON CONFIADO– In the world of independent film making, Mon managed to deliver an overwhelming task. He became its soul, and majority of indie film artists loved and embraced him. He was their HOPE.

mon
mon

11.) MARYO J. DELOS REYES– His ‘inborn’ goodness as a man, his soft heart, willingness to help fellow artists and showbiz workers, his gentleness, his artistry, his great management decisions- all made him land on the 11th spot of this list!

maryo j.
maryo j.

 

12.) VIC SOTTO- This great celebrity guy also loves to help people- and you could really feel his utmost sincerity. He is straight, frank, direct-to-the-point. No dilly-dally kind of guy. A man of few words, but a man of action. And for almost three decades, he made us all laugh and be happy. What a man!

vic
vic

13.) ELWOOD PEREZ– He managed to make a great film comeback as a movie director via the film Otso, and this made him land on this list. What’s so magical and substantial about this man is the fact that his “hands” as a film artist were never tarnished. All the more it could create great works of film arts.

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elwood

14.) GERALD SANTOS– In the world of singing, only one young man totally impressed SSSIP’s AWE blog. And it’s Mr. Gerald Santos. For the whole year of 2013, Mr. Santos entertained thousands and thousands of fans with his full-packed mall shows and provincial appearances. His elegance and magnifying presence as a male singer-performer was truly an “everlasting gift”.

gerald
gerald

15.) DENNIS TRILLO/TOM RODRIGUEZ– This two straight male actors fascinated everyone this year when they portrayed the role of gay lovers in their teleserye “My Husband’ Lover” and they both became phenomenal, along with the show. What a hard task they both delivered, with no regrets.

dennis and tom
dennis and tom

vince tanada, hindi lang co-actor pero naging acting coach pa ni ronnie liang sa pelikula nilang “object of desire”…

vince: four sex scenes in the movie "object of desire"
vince: four sex scenes in the movie “object of desire”
ronnie: handang magpatulong kay vince sa acting
ronnie: handang magpatulong kay vince sa acting

 

Nagulat ang isang blogger nang sabihin sa kanya minsan ni Vince Tanada na apat ang magiging sex scenes nito sa pelikulang Object of Desire (ang ikalawang pelikula ni Vince kay direk Elwood Perez). Apat, yes, as in apat! At pawang mga erotic na eksena daw ang mga iyon!

“May orgy scene ako dito, may bathtub scene na naked, may lovescene sa isang babae at isa pang sexy scene na ka-lovemaking ko naman ay si Ronnie Liang, would you believe?”, sabi ni Vince sa isang ‘anonymous’ blogger. “I agreed to do all those scenes because direk Elwood explained to me na kailangan talaga sa pelikula at sa character ko bilang isang aspiring opera singer na in real-life ay isa palang social climber na nagpapanggap na nakapag-aral pa sa Ateneo de Manila. Yung eksena namin ni Ronnie, I still don’t know how direk Elwood will attack it. Hindi pa kasi nakukuna ‘yun. I hope tipong implied lang ‘yung sex scene namin. Medyo hindi kasi ako sanay pa, eh. Baka magkailangan kami ni Ronnie.”

Sa isang shooting shoot nina Vince, Ronnie and direk Elwood- hayan, at si Vince pa ang tumayong ‘acting coach’ para kay Ronnie. He was specifically tasked by direk Elwood to do so.

“As co-actor and a fellow artist, I felt I need to help Ronnie”, sabi pa ni Vince. “He’s still quite new in the acting business, samantalang ako ay halos isang dekada nang umaarte sa teatro at nagtuturo ng acting sa mga baguhang theater actors. Ronnie is still new and fresh in the acting field. Sa singing siya bihasa, kaya I fully understand. Thankful naman sa akin si Ronnie sa pagsuporta ko sa kanya.”

Knowing Vince na may kakaibang touch in motivating actors (nakita na ng isang blogger ang transformation ng mga Stagers sa kanyang Philippine Stagers Foundation theater group- kung saan, ang rawness nila ay nahahasa ni Vince at biglang naging magagaling na aktor at aktres), for sure, ganu’n din ang mangyayari kay Ronnie sa pelikula nilang Object of Desire.

Paano naman ang attack ni Vince sa character niya sa pelikulang ito?

“Ang gusto ni direk Elwood, medyo iba du’n sa character ko sa last movie naming Otso“, sagot ni Vince. “Although ang gusto niya, gawin ko ring urban-type. But this time, urban-type na medyo silent type ang dating. Pailalim. Social climber kasi ako dito kaya ganu’n! Pero watchout, ibang approach ang gagawin ko!

“Nagkaroon na kasi ako ng ganyang klase ng role sa isang dula na ginawa namin sa PSF”, pagpapatuloy na wika ni Vince. “Du’n sa dula naming Joe: The Rocksical, ang role ko du’n ay si Joecaz, isang artist na moderno ang dating at very urban-type. Hinangaan ako sa play na iyon kaya medyo ganu’n din ang attack na gagawin ko dito sa bagong movie naming Object of Desire. But I will experiment further this time, at ‘yun din ang hiling sa akin ni direk Elwood- ang mag-experiment pa ng husto sa acting craft ko sa pelikula. Let’s face it, iba pa rin ang pag-arte sa pelikula, keysa sa pag-arte sa teatro.”

Nakapag-shoot na sina Vince sa nasabing pelikula ng three days, at marami pang shoots na gagawin. In those three days of shoot, laging ‘take one’ si Vince. Kaya proud na proud sa kanya si direk Elwood.

“Pero mas proud ako kay direk Elwood sa pelikulang ito”, pagtatapos na kuwento ni Vince. “He is so energetic and happy! Masayang-masaya kasi siya sa naging rsulta ng comeback film niyang Otso kaya inspired na inspired siyang mag-shoot muli ng bago niyang film ngayon. At hanga rin ako sa patience ni direk Elwood, grabe! Du’n sa isang shoot namin, maghapon siya sa loob ng isang kusina directing that kitchen scene with Ronnie Liang. At his age, maski pawis na pawis na siya ay hindi siya nagko-complain. Kaya bow kami sa kanya.”

In-between shoots ay sinisingit ngayon ni Vince ang mga performances niya sa bago nilang dulang Pedro Calungsod: D Muuuuzzziiikkkaaallll! And as of this early, kay dami-dami nang nakikiusap na maipalabas o mapanood ang dulang ito sa kani-kanilang mga eskuwelahan, sa kani-kanilang mga mag-aaral at sa mga probinsya. Hindi na makahinga ang marketing people ng PSF sa dami ng mga groups, schools and parishes na nagre-request na maipalabas ang dulang ito para sa kanila.

“Malinis kasi ang intensyon ng PSF”, tanging nasabi na lang ni Vince. “We are here to help, to give and to support- especially the young. Siguro ‘yan ang good karma namin, ‘di ba?”

Oo naman, papa Vince.

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

 

vince: lalong sumseksi at gumuguwapo
vince: lalong sumseksi at gumuguwapo
vince with his Stagers in their Halloween Party last Oct. 30
vince with his Stagers in their Halloween Party last Oct. 30

vince tanada, nagsimula na sa ikalawa niyang pelikula kay direk elwood…

vince conquers "two artistic worlds"
vince conquers “two artistic worlds”
Nagsimula na si Vince Tanada ng kanyang ikalawang pelikula kung saan ay nasa ilalim siya ng direksyon at ‘artistic eye’ ng Master film director na si direk Elwood Perez. Ang magaling na theater director-writer-actor ay tunay namang malaki ang tiwala sa beteranong si direk Perez, kaya naman maski direktor din siya sa teatro, hindi siya naging mapagmataas upang mapasailalim sa kamay naman ng isang datihan nang direktor sa mga pelikulang Pilipino.
Buong pagpapakumbabang sumusunod siya sa mga instructions and acting cues ni direk Perez. Alam kasi ni Vince, iba ang atake sa art of filmaking at iba rin ang atake sa  mundo ng teatro.
Naka-dalawang araw nang nag-shoot si Vince sa pinaka-latest at bale nga pangalawang pelikula niyang ito- under the helm of direk Elwood Perez. Maganda at mapang-hamon ang papel na gagampanan ni Vince dito- at napag-alamanan pa namin na halos kapantay ng bidang si Ronnie Liang ang bigat at ‘intensity’ ng role ni Vince du’n sa movie.
elwood: bilib kay vince
elwood: bilib kay vince
“It’s direk Elwood’s idea and not mine”, sabi ni Vince sa isang kaibigan niyang blogger. “Marami rin kasi ang nagmungkahi sa kanya na gawing halos pantay ang role namin ni Ronnie. At siguro, malaki rin talaga ang tiwala ni direk Elwood sa kakayahan ko at sa potensyal ko.”
In case you don’t know, ang first movie kasi ni Vince na Otso (which was shown last September sa National Film Festival’s “All Masters Edition”) ay isang box-office success, at siya ang pinaka-bida o main lead sa movie na ‘yun. Halos pumangalawa ito sa lahat ng mga film entries ng mga Master film directors sa nagdaang film festival na ‘yun. To think, walang ‘big star support’ si Vince sa said movie (sina Ms. Anita Linda at Vangie Labalan, two respected senior and veteran actresses, lamang ang mga suporta ni Vince sa film and the rest, pawang mga baguhan na mga aktor at aktres na ng Philippine Stagers Foundation), pero nagningning pa rin ito sa box-office results. It’s an enough guarantee na maraming fans and followers si Vince!
At siguro, iyan din ang dahilan kung bakit naisip ni direk Elwood na gawing “almost 50-50” ang respective roles nina Vince at Ronnie sa second comeback movie niyang Object Of Desire. Proven kasi na may “box-office draw and attraction” na si Vince based on his first movie alone.
Plus the fact na isang magaling ding aktor sa pelikula si Vince dahil pinuri ng ilang film critics ang acting niya sa Otso. Alam ni direk Elwood, hindi siya mapapahiya kung halos magkapantay ng role nina Vince at Ronnie- based sa intensity at bigat ng role.
Oo, ang Object Of Desire ang second and latest film na pagsasamahan muli nina Vince at direk Elwood- si Vince bilang aktor, at si Elwood, bilang direktor niya.
Todo suporta rin ang mga Stagers/theater performers-actors ni Vince sa kanyang theater group na PSF (Philippine Stagers Foundation), and some of them will even appear in some supporting roles. Especially Monique Azerreda who will play the role of a female photographer in the above-mentioned latest movie of Vince.
“Ayaw muna naming i-reveal ang iba pang aspects ukol sa latest film kong ito”, pagpapatuloy na sabi ni Vince. “It’s still too early pa at wala pa naman kami sa promo period.”
“Bising-busy pa si direk Elwood sa location hunts”, dagdag na sabi ni Vionce. “May mga script revisions, staff meetings and the likes also. But so far, very smooth naman ang naging two days na shoot na namin. We plan to finish this film by the month of November.”
Kaya pala tense na tense na si direk Elwood, pareho kasing may mga November-month schedules na ang dalawa niyang bida sa second comeback film niya. He’s got to finish the film in a month’s time!
Also by the month of November, magsisimula na ang mga theatrical runs ng susunod na stageplay ng PSF para sa kanilang 12th season for this year of 2013. Ito ang Pedro Calungsod: D’ Muuuzzzziiikkaaaalll. May mga series of scheduled performances na ang nasabing bagong dula sa buwan na iyon, samantalang on-going pa rin naman hanggang sa March 2014 ang mga continuing performances ng longest-running play nilang Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela.
vince shines, onstage and onscreen.
vince shines, onstage and onscreen.
“Nag-exceed na sa highest number of performances ang Bonifacio play namin”,muling sabi ni Vince. “To date, more than 200 performances na all-over the country ang Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela. Sinuportahan kasi kami ng DepEd at karamihan nga sa mga nakapanood na sa dulang iyong ay pawang mga estudyante, mag-aaral at mga kabataan.”
Meanwhile, ang Pedro Calungsod: D Muuuzzziiikkkaaalll naman ay in-endorso ng Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Kaya talagang masayang-masaya si Vince. Nagkaroon na ng first launching performance ang nasabing dula nu’ng nagdaang last week of September.
Vince Tanada: In the world of theater and movies. Happy to be experiencing “the best of both worlds”… for now.
(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio, sa petsang Oktubre 24, 2013)