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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 8, 2013

Coco Martin's Director In Indie Film 'Sta. Nina' Goes Mainstream In 'A Moment In Time'

DIRECTOR EMMANUEL 'MANNY' PALO made waves last year at the Cinemalaya Filmfest with his indie entry, “Sta. Nina”, that won best picture at an international filmfest in India. It starred Coco Martin who delivers a fine performance as a man torn between faith, guilt and superstition. The two of them are now reunited in “A Moment in Time”, Direk Manny’s first mainstream movie.

“’Sta. Nina’ and ‘Moment in Time’ are poles apart in theme, treatment, music, production design,” he says. “’Moment’ is a love story, Valentine offering ng Star Cinema, so maraming kilig moments. Ibang Coco at Julia ang mapapanood dito para mailayo sa roles nila in ‘Walang Hanggan’. We shot scenes in Paris and Amsterdam at tulong-tulong kami lahat sa shooting. I’m so happy with my cast kasi madali silang nakapag-adjust kahit sa abroad. Cherie Gil and Gabby Concepcion play Julia’s rich and protective parents of Dutch ancestry at bagay na bagay sila sa roles dahil mukha talaga silang mayaman.”