Theodore Boborol is on cloud nine with his latest directorial effort “Vince, Kath and James” having been selected among eight official entries of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, which will commence Dec. 25.
“We were so ecstatic and we were so happy. Hindi kami nag-expect na makukuha kami as official entry because we thought na gagawa ng statement ang MMFF na bago and for them to choose a mainstream film like ours that was so surprising,” Theodore shared.
“Vince, Kath and James” is a romantic comedy based on a “socialserye” of the same title.
“When the project was given to me, ang gusto lang namin was to launch the film careers of Joshua Garcia, Ronnie Alonte and Julia Barretto. And ‘yung fact na napili siya sa MMFF sobrang grateful na kami,” he said.
The director was also proud to receive information that young actor Joshua Garcia was praised for his work in the film by the MMFF 2016 selection committee.
“Sobrang happy ako kasi noong na-direct ko yung bata sabi ko malaki ang potential niya. Alam ko after this movie, he will really be a big star kaya happy lang ako na makikita na ng mga tao yung pinaghirapan namin dahil deserve ni Joshua yung attention na ito,” he expressed.
“Vince, Kath and James” has been completed for some time now but Star Cinema loved the movie so much they felt it could be MMFF material.
How does he feel about the rest of this year’s entries?
“Siyempre noong una nakaka-panibago rin dahil iba yung expectations ng mga tao sa MMFF. Pero I believe in the vision of the new MMFF selection committee and I believed that they chose the projects that are rally worthy to be included in the line up. Sana bigyan ng chance
ng mga tao na manuod ng pelikula. Pelikulang Pilipino ang mga ito we need to support Filipino films,” said Theodore.
With regards to “Be My Lady,” an ABS-CBN soap which he co-directs and starring real life sweethearts Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga, Theodore admitted, “it will soon end after 10 solid months.”
“Be My Lady” earned Best Drama Series Award from the Catholic Mass Media Awards.
“Kung ano ang talagang nararapat sa ending ng show ibibigay naming sa audience kaysa mag-stretch tapos wala namang content,” explained Theodore.
“Be My Lady” airs weekdays at 11:30 am.