-Aside from being the Protagonist in his upcoming movie 'Ang Panday', Coco Martin is also its scriptwriter.
-This is one of the official entries for the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.
-Lito Lapid who is also Coco's co-star in the Teleserye 'Ang Probinsyano', commented that Coco is actually a 'sadist' for his movie.
KAMI learned about this story from Inquirer.
Coco Martin is also the Producer and Director for his Fantasy-adventure movie 'Ang Panday'. For him this is the toughest role for the film.
One instance is that a simple scene turned out to be a difficult one at the end.
“I reserved the last shooting day for what I thought would be the easiest scene to make—the one with (former senator and action star) Lito Lapid and I talking on top of the mountain. It proved to be difficult, because we had to climb up the volcano’s crater (Mt. Pinatubo in Pampanga) and go down riding horses,” he said.
“Senator Lapid called me a sadist. He said, ‘Why can’t you just make the scenes simple and uncomplicated?’ I just smiled at him and made him see the playback—he loved it,” Coco said.
Senator Lito Lapid is also Coco’s costar in the top-rating Kapamilya TeleSerye, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”
Coco said the hardest scene involved over 300 people. “It’s when all the aswang invaded the entire country. As a director, I was confident that things would be manageable, but as a producer, I was nervous. I kept praying for good weather,” Coco recollected.
Unfortunately, it rained hard on the day of the shoot. Coco rescheduled the scene the following day.
This meant he paid all the actors two days’ worth of talent fee.
“I kept computing the expenses because I said I didn’t want to sacrifice the quality of that particular scene. It still rained on the second day, but only at night. I had no choice but to continue,” he said.
'Ang Panday' will be shown in theaters on December 25.