Director and producer Vince Tañada met the press July 27 at PSF BlackBox Theater to announce “Katips” showing this August 3. He said, “Nilabanan ko talaga ang Maid in Malacañang.”
“Katips: Mga Bagong Katipunero” was originally performed onstage in the year 2016; winning the ALIW Awards for Best Musical Performance that year.
The movie’s version stars Jerome Ponce, Mon Confiado, Dexter Doria, Nicole Laurel, Carla Lim, and Johnrey Rivas. FAMAS recently announced its nominees.
Lucky and blessed, Vince thanked FAMAS for the 17 recognitions. He expressed, “Bukod sa awards, it’s important for people to see this film.”
The award-winning stage actor and director also praised his whole cast members and wishes Pinoy moviegoers to support his movie.
“Matagal na po tayo teatro. Tatlong dekada na po. Masaya po ako na nadala natin ang teatro sa pelikula. It’s not normal for us to see a Filipino musical.
“This is not my first film. I did several films with Elwood Perez. Ang natutunan ko ay ‘yung kung paano mag-manage ng creative. Also, matatapos ang araw na bayad silang lahat. ‘Yan ang legacy ng PSF.”
On Maid in Malacañang, he shared, “They are presenting the fake news. We are the truth.” He continued, “I believe that sharing the story of students fighting for freedom in the middle of a force too big for them to control would be a timely metaphorical representation about our society today as we fight against the menace that continues to eat at our freedom as human beings.”
BEST PICTURE | KATIPS
BEST DIRECTOR | Vince Tañada
BEST ACTOR | Vince Tañada
BEST SCREENPLAY | Vince Tañada
Best Actor | Jerome Ponce
Best Actress | Nicole Laurel
Best Supporting Actor | Mon Confiado and Johnrey Rivas
Best Supporting Actress | Adelle Ibarrientos-Lim
Best Cinematography | Manuel O. Abanto
Best Production Design | Roland Aicenebur
Best Musical Score | Pipo Cifra
Best Original Song | (Manhid) Pipo Cifra and Vince Tañada
Best Original Song | (Sa Gitna Ng Gulo) Pipo Cifra and Vince Tañada
Best Editing | Mark Jason M. Sucgang
Best Sound | Dondon Mendoza and Outpost Visual Frontier
Best Visual Effects | John Tan and Outpost Visual Frontier
“Tungkol ito sa mga tao. Hindi ito tungkol sa dilaw at pula,” Vince ended.