- Direk Sheron Dayoc of Marawi film already announced his resignation to the project
- The director said he and the producers have different perspectives on the project
- Sheron remains hopeful that a truthful and beneficial Marawi film will be produced
The award-winning director of the much-anticipated Marawi film starring actors Piolo Pascual and Robin Padilla has expressed his resignation due to internal issues.
KAMI learned that Sheron Dayoc, a distinguished director from Mindanao, does not want to work on the said film anymore because he and the producers have different views on the project.
He said he has already worked for projects that tell stories of people in Mindanao but he hinted that this movie seems different from what he believes in.
“My professional career started and rooted in telling the narratives of the marginalized Muslim Mindanao and this project is no longer reflective of my beliefs as a Mindanao storyteller,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
“The producers and I have totally different perspectives on how the story of Marawi should be told,” he added.
The director also exclaimed that the movie must be treated with caution and due respect because it covers sensitive subjects and events based on what happened in Marawi.
Sheron even said that he and the production team have made a lot of sacrifices for the film just so it could be prioritized and be given due focus and attention.
“Like everyone else in the production team, the sacrifices made for this project is no joke - declining several TVC jobs and pushing other film projects to give priority to this film,” he quipped.
“This isn’t a love story, horror or comedy film that I would openly compromise. This is such a sensitive subject matter and the story must be treated with prudence in respect to all the lives lost during the war in Marawi,” he added.
Since he already fought for the story to be told the way he knows and he wants, Sheron said he needs to make a stand that is why he is quitting as the director of the project.
The filmmaker expressed that he remains hopeful that the producers of the film will be able to come up with a fact-based and beneficial movie for the Marawi people.
“I fought for what I believe is right on how to tell this story. I could be wrong, but I could also be right, but certainly I need to make a position and this is my stand,” he pointed out.
“I wish Spring Films the best and I hope that they will make a Marawi film that is truthful and beneficial to the Marawi people, especially the victims of war,” he concluded.
Aside from being a director, Sheron is also known for being a veteran writer. He already made a lot of movies including Halaw in 2010 and Women of the Weeping River in 2016.
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