Who would have thought that a week before this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, I was lucky to be invited to the movie press con of the latest adventure filled chapter on the life of Enteng Kabisote: “Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Si AKO“. 🙂
I can say I belong to the generation that grew up watching “Okay Ka Fairy Ko” (even though I was born three years after its pilot episode). When it was revived at the big screen, I still followed the story of Enteng Kabisote, Faye and the world of Enkantada.
Vic Sotto was the only one who was able to make it to the event. Senator Bong Revilla was still at the Senate during the time while Ms. Judy Ann Santos had other commitments as well. Bossing answered the questions of the crowd with all honesty with a few punchlines here and there.
In this movie the friendship and partnership of Enteng (Vic) and Agimat (Bong) continues, from their successful 2010 MMFF entry. It is always a challenge to do better sequels and that’s where the character AKO from the Kingdom of Diwatara (Judy Ann) comes in.Primitive meets high-tech as our protagonists will encounter enemies from cannibal tribes of the Tokatoks and filthy alien monsters from another planet.
P. S.: Yes, AKO is spelled in all caps. Watch the film to know her story 😉Powerhouse cast!
The movie took a year in the making, including four months of filming. Asked about the movie production budget, Bossing was mum about it and instead shared that at least 1 million pesos was spent on their float for the upcoming MMFF float parade held last December 23.
This is my first time to cover a MMFF entry’s press conference and I’m very humbled to have met Bossing Vic in person.
He is simple, witty and charming. I love his attitude towards life and his secret to keeping young, something along the lines of:
“‘Wag problemahin ang problema, problema na nga yan eh.”
The atmosphere during the event was light and happy, like how we all feel when catching up with a long lost friend. After the press con, everyone wanted to have a picture with him.
While waiting for my turn, I took pictures of him with the bloggers and he asked me how the pictures turned out. Nervous as I was, I gave him a glimpse of some of my shots. Hope he liked it. 🙂
Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Si AKO
As people around me say “there’s no Metro Manila Film Fest without Enteng Kabisote”, who wouldn’t agree? The ability to retain and continue to attract a new crowd, from generation to generation, is an achievement on itself.
Known for valuing family, marriage, friendship, responsibility, forgiveness, love and respect, the movie will also tackle present environmental issues in our society and love for Mother Nature. Movie goers of all ages will definitely get their dose of drama, comedy, action, fantasy, stunning visual effects, production design, cinematography and lots of fun and laughter!
The stellar supporting cast includes Sam Pinto, Alden Richards, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo, Gwen Zamora, Aiza Seguerra, John Lapus, child stars Jillian Ward and Ryzza Mae Dizon, Yassi Pressman, Jolo Revilla, Oyo Boy Sotto, Ruby Rodriguez, Amy Perez, Barbie Fortaleza, and Anton Revilla.
An official entry to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival, “Si Agimat, SI Enteng Kabisote at Si AKO” is directed by Tony Reyes and jointly produced by Imus Productions, OctoArts Film, M-Zet TV, APT Entertainment and GMA Films.
Head out to your nearest theaters this December 25!
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