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Lee heaps praise on ‘Bloody Crayons’ cast



Filmmaker Topel Lee attributes the ease of crafting “Bloody Crayons” to its cast that includes Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona, Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga, Jane Oineza, Maris Racal, Yves Flores, Empoy Marquez and Ronnie Alonte.

Filmmaker Topel Lee

Filmmaker Topel Lee

At a press conference, he said it is more challenging to mount than usual as “this is my first suspense film without using entities.”

“It is my first opportunity to practice that,” he explained. “Buti na lang magagaling ang cast ko. Sobrang laking tulong ng mga batang ito.”

Having nine characters in the movie also boosted Topel’s creative juices, making sure each one has distinct nuance.

“We have to specify what kind of characters they have para hindi nagkakapareho. We used different devices for each of the characters.”

He added that in lieu of using supernatural characters in the movie, he used a lot of camera cranes to make his shots and the scenes look more dynamic. He is thankful Star Cinema provided him the tools he needed.

“I used a lot of equipment na imposibleng magamit sa mga indie shoots,” he said.

Hyped as the “ultimate barkada movie,” “Bloody Crayons” is based on the Wattpad story and Precious Pages’ best-selling novel by Jason Argonza.

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Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix

Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix

Excitement continues on ‘MVR’

Viewers have fallen in love with Pagaspas (Miguel Tanfelix) and Lawiswis (Bianca Umali) characters on the top-rating primetime series “Mulawin Vs. Ravena.”

They, in fact, now refer to the characters endearingly as Gas and Wis.

Meanwhile, the most hated character in the series is Siklab (Dion Ignacio) because of his fierce intention to have Wis as his wife. But, of course, Wis loves only Gas and vice versa.

Will Gas be able to protect Wis from Siklab’s intentions? This and Almiro’s (Derrick Monasterio) discovery that he is a Mulawin are just some of the more exciting developments on the show.

“Mulawin Vs. Ravena” airs weeknights after “24 Oras” on GMA Telebabad.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, July 13, go to Zeny Iglesias, Rey Cristobal, Dr. Vinson Pineda, Ben, Benedict and Barbara Ann Yalung, Lalaine Vitug, Claire Macaraeg, Rose de Villa, Maya Savellano, Msg. Marlo Peralta, Gregory Jed Salterio, Jody Manuel, Ma. Teresa Casanova Tan, Laurie Tan, Marie Elaine Fernandez, RK Villacorta, and Vicky Morales… July 14: Manny Pangilinan, Roselle Monteverde, Rudy Bediones, Romy Suzara, Nerissa Cabral, Dr. Merly Tan, Mizbee Salvador, Mila Marquez, Ricky Calderon, Edel dela Cruz, and former Caloocan Vice Mayor Nancy Quimpo…

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