Stars of GMA Artist Center Conquer Cinemalaya X

A number of GMA Artist Center talents will make their way to the indie arena, as they are set to appear in some entries featured in the tenth year of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, billed as Cinemalaya X.

Rocco Nacino Hustisya

One of Kapuso Network’s top leading men Rocco Nacino, meanwhile, had the honor of working alongside Superstar Nora Aunor and multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan in Hustisya. In the entry, Rocco breathes life to the character of a scheming lawyer, who impacts the life of a probinsyana portrayed by Ms. Nora Aunor.

Kapuso actress Chynna Ortaleza, who plays kontrabida in the Afternoon Prime drama Dading, adds two indie movies to her glittering resume, as she was tapped to take part in #Y and Hustisya. Also featured in Hustisya is Protégé Male Grand Winner Jeric Gonzales.

Elmo Magalona #Y

At the heart of the film #Y (“Hashtag Y”) is young Kapuso star, Elmo Magalona. The 20-year-old takes a dark turn in a film that features the young and the reckless, as they dabble in social media, the internet, and the lives of young people today.

Julian Trono landed a major role in Ronda, where he also earned the privilege of working alongside Ai-Ai delas Alas. In Ronda, Julian plays the lost son of Ai-Ai, a policewoman. Moral dilemma arises when Julian’s character turns out to be the killer of his own lover.

Martin del Rosario

Starring in Dagitab (Sparks) is Kapuso actor Martin del Rosario. Dagitab explores the story of two professors whose marriage is on the rocks. To make things worse, the woman is linked to a scandal involving a young student. The man, on the other hand, falls for his case study—a supernatural being depicting a former flame.

Rafa Siguion-Reyna will showcase his acting prowess in Hari ng Tondo, a film under the helm of his father, award-winning director Carlos Siguion-Reyna, and written by his mother actress-scriptwriter Bibeth Orteza. Rafa stars alongside veteran actor Robert Arevalo, in a film that revolves around a grandfather who is on the brink of losing his wealth and decides to revisit the community that molded him.

Kapuso actress LJ Reyes, who’s currently busy with the upcoming drama series Yagit, is featured in The Janitor, a film by acclaimed director Michael Tuviera. The entry revolves around a suspended cop enlisted to eliminate suspects involved in a bank robbery/massacre.

The Half Sisters star Barbie Forteza found herself juggling small screen pursuits and an indie film, after landing a role in Mariquina. Also enlisted to take part in the movie is Kapuso actor Kenneth Paul Cruz. Mariquina features the story of a shoemaker’s daughter. She was tasked to find the perfect pair of shoes for her father upon learning about his death. In the process of looking for the perfect pair, she also finds herself.

GMA Artist Center talents Miggs Cuaderno, Jak Roberto, and Rita de Guzman also landed roles in Asintado, a masterpiece by renowned director Louie Ignacio. The film is about a young man who becomes a drug courier and his mother’s attempt to save him.

Enzo Sundalong Kanin

Meanwhile, Hot young leading man, Enzo Pineda was enlisted to play a role in Sundalong Kanin, a movie about four friends exposed to the realities of war, as they aspire to become soldiers during the Japanese Occupation.

Completing the list of GMA Artist Center talents participating in Cinemalaya X are Coleen Borgonia and Ken Chan. The Kapuso talents flexed their acting muscles in 1st ko si 3rd, a movie about a woman who sees her first love eye to eye again, after more than four decades.

Hustisya, Hari ng Tondo, The Janitor, and Asintado are all finalists for the Directors Showcase category.

Meanwhile, #Y, Ronda, Dagitab, 1st Ko Si 3rd, Mariquina, and Sundalong Kanin are finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature category in Cinemalaya X. (30)

Schedule of Cinemalaya Gala for the following movies, where the artists will be attending.
Unfortunately, we can’t provide tickets to the screenings. You can also catch the movies in Ayala malls.
Aug 2 – Saturday
1. Asintado – 3:30pm
2. Hustisya – 9pm

Aug 3 – Sunday
1. Dagitab – 12:45pm
2. Ronda – 3pm CCP
3. Children’s Show – 6:15pm

Aug 4 Monday
1. The Janitor – 6:15pm
2. Mariquina – 9pm

Aug 5 Tuesday
1. 1st ko si 3rd – 6:15pm

Aug 6 Wednesday
1. Hari ng Tondo – 6:15pm
2. #Y – 9pm

Aug 7 Thursday
1. Sundalong Kanin – 6:15pm

15 Comments on Stars of GMA Artist Center Conquer Cinemalaya X

  1. kahit ano na lang name ko // February 8, 2015 at 2:50 am //

    sa pagkaka alam ko, indie film is a respected producer ng mga may kabuluhan na movies, at kaya nalilinya ang gma kasi may kabuluhan sila umarte,, siguro ganun tlaga ung concept nun, gma artist ang maghahari sa indie films at abs cbn ang sa mainstrem na kung saan sila ang nagpoproduce sila rin ang bumibili… at fyi pang world class ang pagkilala sa mga indie films kaya di sila cheap..


  2. cyrille lopez // December 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm //

    Take note..hindi basta basta ang mga indie..
    Dahil nilalaban ito sa ibang bansa..pang international local movies na sa pilipinas lng pinalalabas like yung sana singapore ako nashock ako na may filipino movie sa seniham in my history in singapore the road ata yung pamagat nun..ah..basta proud ako sa mga pinoy na handang umarte at indi nag iinarte sa mga talent fee like our very own superstar nora aunor 🙂

  3. winningestcomment // August 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm //

    ang tama ng comment mo filipino abroad 😀

  4. Anonymous // August 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm //

    Nakakahinayang mga GMA magaling maghanap ng talents tapos napapasikat ng ABS-CBN. Karamihan ng sikat sa ABS-CBN galing naman sa GMA eh. Palitan na kasi ang mga namamalakad diyan.

  5. ang mali ng GMA ay gusto lagi nilang tinatapatan kung ano meron ang ABS.. pero hindi naging successful dahil hindi mapanindigan. Dahil may star magic ang abs gumawa din sila ng gmaac. dahil may star magic ball, gumawa rin sila ng ball nila.. pero asan na? Puro WALEY! sana wag na silang trying hard at wag ng sunod sunoran sa abs, lalo na sa ginagawa ng Star Magic..

  6. Tama ka KALEL . .. nasaan na yung mga producto ng kanilang artista/singer search? . . . look at angeline quinto, wala pang 4 yrs sa industry, may mansyon na. what about La Diva, Francheska, Julie Ann? Look at Daniel Padilla, may mansyon na rin sa dami ng endorsement, TV programs at movies? . . now where is Elmo, Starstruck avengers? Di naman sa minamaliit ang GMA Talents, sadya lang talagang wala silang market, kaya hanggang sa free tv (and indie movies with low talent fee) na lang ang exposure nila, at di ma-penetrate ang mainstream. Well, blame the GMAAC execs.

  7. filipinoabroad // August 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm //

    watersurge ng bittenessr lagi sa site na toh…..kapamilya


  9. Sad to say kulang ang effort ng GMA Artist center to promote their stars, ilan lang ang may endorsement, wlang pinuproduce na movie for them, kung di nga nman kumikita bakit ka susugal, sayang ang talent lalo na ung mga singers nila magagaling pa nman ni hindi nagkakaalbum o nagcoconcert ilan lang ang nagkakapangalan. Asan na ba ung mga producto ng singing contest nila. Look at those artists na nagsipaglipatan sa Abs nagboom ang carreer parang kay Marian lang sila nkatutok, wat happened to Aljur sariling mgt. idenimanda. Time for them to think for better strategy para nman kahit papano masundan nila ung magic ni Mr. M

  10. KAMBAL CHAKA(inspired sa kambal sirena ang name) // August 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm //


  11. hanggang indie na lang kasi walang kumukuha for mainstream movie.. nganga kasi ang mga fans nila. walang pangbayad sa sine!

  12. Good opportunity for them to showcase their acting skills, alongside with the “bida veterans”. Sad truth na inspite marami silang followers (sa TV), hindi naman willing magbayad sa takilya ang mga supporters nila, sa kani-kanilang mainstream movies. Much worst, walang sumusugal na mainstream producers sa GMA Artists dahil kahit ang kanilang “QUEEN”, flop ang mga pelikula.

  13. Hindi kasi pang mainstream ang mga GMA Artists Center. Low-budgeted ang Indie Films kaya sila kinukuha. Kaya kailangan paghusayan at makipagsabayan sila sa acting department para naman tumaas ang marketability nila, nang mapansin naman ng mainstream producers, advertisers, etc.

  14. Anonymous // August 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm //

    Isang malaking check Marian Rivera!!

  15. Marian Rivera // August 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm //

    Mababa kasi ang budget pag indie kaya sila ang mga choice

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