Bea Alonzo on working with ‘Eerie’ director: May spark kami

THE FIRST ten minutes. At the grand media launch of Star Cinema’s horror film ‘Eerie’ in collaboration with Cre8 Productions of Singapore.

And the entertainment media gave their wildest screams as the character’s scene came into view.

Bea Alonzo expressed her happiness in working with “the” Ms. Charo Santos Concio.

“This is my first horror movie. And I accepted it kasi alam ko na ready na ako to do it. I was offered before when I was younger but hindi pa ako ready. I was so afraid pa to go to that dark place.  Aabutin mo kasi kung ano ‘yung lalim ng kaya mong maabot sa karakter. Takot pa ako na pumasok sa balon na ‘yun. Now, I just couldn’t say no. Naisip ko na ito na ang tamang pagkakataon.

“Ang biggest fear ko eh, ‘yung mawalan ng interes sa mga pagkakataon na gawin ‘yung mga bagay na dumarating.”

Her first time to work with a young director.

“Like what Ma’am Charo said, he knows his craft. Parang kung ikukumpara mo sa true love, may spark kami. Naka-story board. And I was very impressed. Oh, my God ang galing ng batang ito. Mas breeze pala to work ‘yung may storyboard. Lahat pati sa camera setup may shot list.” 

The issue that we have a dying industry.

“It depends on what we really want. Nasa digital age na tayo. Marami ng options. Na dapat nga i-celebrate.  At mas pagtibayin these options. Let’s make do of the things we can explore. At ma-improve ang makabuluhang pelikula.”

In the movie, Bea portrays the persona of Patricia, a Catholic school guidance counselor  who eventually tries to solve a case where she suspects the school’s overseer Sor Alicé (Santos) as the culprit. 

Will Pat solve the case behind the students’ deaths in their school or will Sor Alicé prevent her from finding out the truth?

Doctrine and Science. Faith and Logic. Two complex characters.

Gerald Anderson expressed his full support for Bea to where CSC retorted, “Dapat lang!”

The movie will be shown on March 27 simultaneously in Singapore, Dubai and other Southeast Asian countries.

Also in the cast members are Jake Cuenca, Maxene Magalona-Mananquil, 

Gillian Vicencio, Mary Joy Apostol and Gabby Padilla.

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21 WINNERS were honored at the recently concluded  2018 NDAA (National Digital Arts Awards) at the PICC (Philippine International Convention Center).

The NDAA has been highlighting the best talents in digital arts since 2013. It is presented by Globaltronics, Inc., a game changer in the world of digital media and the leader in digital signage and out-of-home advertising.

William T. Guido, President of Globaltronics expressed, “The National Digital Arts Awards not only celebrates the rising digital artists in the country, it also ensures that the Philippines can look forward to a bright future in the realm of digital arts.”

The 21 winners belonging to the students and professional categories were awarded in digital art in print, character design, animation, drone movie experience (professional category) and digital short movie (student category).

The judges were Alvin Tan, Jaime Noel “Joel” Santos, Vincent Aseo, Jobert Monteras, JM Matienzo, Avel Bacudio, Ali Silao and Arvin Belarmino.

Arvin is the short film director of “Nakaw” which featured Kristoffer King (who passed away recently).

The day of the awards was the chance that Direk was able to visit the wake of his actor. He has good words for him as he reminisced working with him in “Nakaw.”

“He’s a good actor. Ang nakita ko eh, isang napakagalang na artista sa kapwa niya. Kasi nga maselan ang eksenang ginagawa namin, he made it a point na maging komportable ang ka-eksena niya. Nakilala na rin siya sa international festivals kaya nakakahinayang na wala na siya when I bring it to Germany. But I know na bibigyan siya ng tribute doon.”

Direk Arvin is surprised at the big turnout of the works that were submitted for them to judge.

“Wala itulak kabigin sa mga digital works na pinanood namin. Sila na ang future natin kaya sana mas mai-push din sa mga schools na bigyan ng pagkakataon the students inclined in the arts. Sila ‘yung tinatawag na GenZ now. We are now leaning towards creative technology. With this you can even work right in the confines of your home. Hindi na aasamin na mag-OFW. As an artist, you can work from home na. Marami ng platforms. 

“Kaya tinututulan namin ang paniniwala ng iba na kung inclined sa arts ang estudyante eh, baka maging addict lang ito o maging disorganized sa magiging buhay niya o magiging starving artist lang. Maraming opportunities waiting for them.”

Soon, these 21 awardees will reap the rewards with the works that they have started to do.

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