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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.

May 14, 2017

Producer Baby Go Of BG Productions Happy That The Socially Relevant Films She Produced Are Reaping Awards Here And Abroad, Vows To Produce More Good Films

PRODUCER BABY GO is so happy that films produced by her BG Productions are on a winning streak, locally and internationally. “Area”, her film about the world’s oldest profession in Pampanga, won the special jury prize at the Eurasia International Filmfest in Kazakhstan, the special jury Remi prize at the Worldfest Houston Texas, the best actress prize for lead star Ai Ai de las Alas at the Queens World Filmfest in New York and Asean International Filmfest in Malaysia, and the best director award for Louie Ignacio in Malaysia. “Laut”, about the sad plight of uprooted and marginalized Badjaos, won the best supporting actress trophy for Ana Capri in Malaysia and the best actress award for Barbie Forteza in Fantasporto Filmfest in Portugal.

Locally, her aforementioned films plus “Iadya Mo Kami”, won several local awards, including best actor for Allen Dizon and best supporting actress for Aiko Melendez in the Gawad Tanglaw. Mrs. Go as producer got three medals of honor for her award-winning projects: “Area”, “Laut” and “Childhaus”.

“Na-overwhelm ako sa dami ng parangal sa mga pelikula namin,” says Mrs. Go. “Confirmation ito na tama ang ginawa kong pagpasok sa moviemaking. Ang tagal ko na sa real estate, wala akong napanalunang trophies at medals. At hanggang sa abroad, they now acknowledge me and my movies.

Sa Malaysia, nakaupo ako sa sulok, may lumapit sa’kin, juror pala siya sa filmfest, at sabi sa’kin, gustong-gusto niya ang ‘Area’ at ‘Laut’. Niyakap ako at hinalikan pa ang kamay ko. Tapos, may Malaysian producer ding lumapit sa’kin, inaalok akong mag-co-produce daw kami ng movies. I got married when I was only 14 years old, pero ngayon lang ako nakatanggap ng ganyang mga karangalan kaya nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa mga director, writer at artistang nakatrabaho ko and to all those who support my films. Dahil dito, I’m encouraged to produce more films na makabuluhan at may inspiring themes and stories.”

Her next movie to be released is “Balatkayo”, about OFW’s in Singapore and Dubai, starring Aiko Melendez, Polo Ravales, Nathalie Hart and Rico Barrera. She also wants to produce a movie starring Vilma Santos. They’ve already talked and she was awed by Ate Vi’s so pleasant and accommodating to a new producer like her.