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Sigrid talks about Her Upcoming Film UNTRUE; showing on February 19


On Monday, February 10, at Botejyu Restaurant in Estancia Mall, filmmaker Sigrid Andrea Bernardo had her separate and solo press conference for her upcoming psychological-thriller-drama film UNTRUE.

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The film stars Xian Lim and Cristine Reyes and is set to open in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, February 19.

During the Q and A, Bernardo shared her process of directing the film since her background in theater, “It involves pre-production and script analysis. There’s script reading with the actors and the staff so the whole team will be in one heart and in one mind.

“I believe that such a process is an effective way that should be applied in directing a film.”

As a filmmaker, she is known to be too meticulous and even have moments where she blew her tops, but what matters the most to her is that the ‘drama’ between her actors should be translated onscreen and not off-screen.

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She appreciated her two lead stars for their professionalism since both are willing and committed to giving what is required of them in order to finish the film. She thought that the 10-day workshops have helped her two actors do well with their roles.

She added that the ‘rawness’ will not diminish even if her actors have overrehearsed certain scenes. For her, there will always be room for experimenting and that’s where the ‘rawness’ comes in.

Between KITA KITA which was shot in Hokkaido, Japan and this film with Lim and Reyes was shot in Georgia; she shared that the former was shot during summer when they were there. 

“That time, mas vibrant and full of colors. Even the story is light, but with Georgia as the backdrop of UNTRUE, I was drawn more of the mystery of it.”

As a filmmaker, Bernardo is known to do rrisqué films, thus for her future film–she thought of pairing Liza Soberano and Daniel Padilla in one project.

 

Sheryn Regis soars high with an Upcoming Show!


The 40-year-old petite soprano from Carcar City, Cebu, Sheryn Regis is back in ferrying her brand of music through an upcoming show on February 28 with a  title: Back to Love – Shery Regis Live at the MusicMuseum.

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Since her migration to the US, where she lives with her husband Earl Echeverri and her kid Lourdes in 2010 and after being cancer-free–the Crystal Voice of Asia is back to conquer the local music scene, again.

Her B.S. Secondary Education degree with a major in English came in handy as she teaches in Houston, Texas. On the side, she still manages to pursue her passion for singing as she gets some singing stints there.

Almost 10 years now, she’s now under new management with March On Entertainment Incorporated.  Prior to her show on the 28, Regis is set to perform tomorrow in Tallahasse, Florida. On Valentine’s Day, she has a show: Free to Love – Sheryn Regis Live in Winnipeg. Then, she’ll be in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada for another show.

In her stay in the US, she has learned new vocal techniques and added a more global flair to her musical style; and she’s thrilled to share it with her fans in the Philippines.

She secured a place as a grand finalist in ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition Star in a Million (2003) after advancing from the elimination rounds with Teresa Garcia. Regis was a judge favorite and was the only finalist to never place in the bottom two during the entire season. Despite her hair-raising, distinctive tone, and melismatic timbre, she only placed as a runner-up to Erik Santos after singing Wendy Moten‘s Come in Out of the Rain

In May 2004, Regis officially launched her debut album under Star Records titled Come in Out of the Rain, produced by Jonathan Manahan. In the same year, popular songwriter Vehnee Saturno chose her to represent the Philippines in Voice of Asia in Kazakhstan. She sang Isang Lahi, Sana’y ‘Di Pangarap, Now More Than Ever, and Saturno’s original song Follow Your Dream. She went on to become the third Filipino to win the Two-Prize Silver Trophy after Jed Madela and Arnee Hidalgo

Sheryn did remake Joey Albert‘s I Remember the Boy as Jasmine‘s theme song for ABS-CBN’s teleserye featuring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson in Sana Maulit Muli. She also sang the theme song for Maria Flordeluna, and revived the popular Kuh Ledesma hit Dito Ba for the hit afternoon drama, Prinsesa ng Banyera.

Come February 28, witness again her voice with a velvety yet tart, with insistent flutter, and occasional reserves of soul. 

For tickets, contact TicketWorld at (632) 8891-9999 or log on to its official site.

 

Viva Films reveals its Vision 2020


Quezon City–On Wednesday, January 29, at Novotel Manila, Viva Films launched the 2020 Vision, featuring a full slate of films for the coming year via a thanksgiving party for the traditional and digital media.

Viva Films 2020 Vision promises an exciting year as it envisions to produce 34 films with an investment of one billion pesos.

Two of the 34 Lined-up of Films

After producing 19 films in 2019, (the most number of theatrical releases by any entertainment company in the country) Viva broadened the Filipino taste and appetite of viewers through experimental and daring subjects as well as online contents turned into commercial releases, books to film transformations, and foreign adaptations with a Filipino twist.

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Three of Viva’s successful 2019 releases include the first Filipino Netflix film titled Maria, the film collaboration with Hook–the surreal romance–Ulan, the online to book to film sensation Jowable, and the MMFF surprise hit Miracle in Cell No. 7.

The Original Viva Films include the recent hit–Vodka, Beers, and Regrets as well as Nightshift; soon to follow are Devoted; Hindi Tayo Pwede; Rooftop; Tiliing; UnTrue; The Other Woman, Walang KaParis, You F Oh, Pakboys, Mang Jose, Ultimate Oppa, and more. 

Two Successful Remakes

As global borders for content diminishes, Viva seizes the opportunity to share the best of foreign films with local adaptations with Pinoy sensibility. With the success of Miracle in Cell No. 7 and Ms. Granny, Viva will be reimagining films from all over the world.  Upcoming titles include A Hard Day, Spellbound, Wedding Dress, The Housemaid, A Man and a Woman, Sunny, More Than Blue, The Wedding Breaker, and Instructions Not Included.

Due to the onslaught of Superheroes on the big screen from Marvel and DC, Viva will produce films of Pinoy superheroes. From the creative genius of National artist Francisco Coching and the legendary Komiks King Carlo J. Caparas, the film company brings to life Pedro Penduko, Joaquin Bordado, Elias Paniki, Gagambino, Kamandag, Valora, Berdugo, Totoy Bato, and Panday.