“I admit that on our first shooting day, I was so scared even with Ate Vi’s touch. I just couldn’t believe that I was actually working with her,” said Martin. “I know that I’m very blessed for this break because apart from the fact that Ate Vi rarely makes movies now, I’m so lucky that I got the role as his son in this movie.”
Ate Vi was like a real mom on the set, according to Martin. “She was so kind. She helped me in all our scenes. She joined me in rehearsing, even prior the actual rehearsals,” he said. “Off-cam, she would invite us over her standby area. We all enjoyed eating together while chatting with Ate Vi.”
“The Healing,” Vilma’s first-ever suspense-horror movie, is totally a new brand of suspense-horror directed by Chito Roño. It tackles the stories about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments.
Aside from Martin, “The Healing” also features highly acclaimed powerhouse cast composed of Kim Chiu, Janice de Belen, Mark Gil, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin, and Pokwang.
“The Healing” opens in cinemas nationwide on July 25, 2012!