Megan Young is all over again, as her reign as Miss World is about to end. Her billboards for a top bank are up on EDSA and its TV ad is now airing.
Megan also returns to the big screen in the trilogy, “Bang Bang Alley,” from Curve Entertainment and Nimbus Film Production. “Bang Bang Alley,” distributed by Solar Entertainment, is opening on April 9. The beauty queen joins Ms. Perla Bautista in Ely Buendia’s story “Pusakal.”
Ely, a first time director, also directs the prologue, which has comedian Jimmy Santos playing against type. The two other directors of the trilogy are first-time filmmakers: King Palisoc directs “Makina,” starring Gabe Mercado and Althea Vega, and Yani Yuson directs “Aso’t Pusa’t Daga,” starring Joel Torre, Bela Padilla, Art Acuña and himself.
Ely’s the lead singer of Pupil and was with Eraserheads, Yani is with Pupil and the brother of Yael Yuson of Sponge Cola, and King is more known in the business as an MTV director.
Another indie movie opening next month is Scenema Concepts’ “Echoserang Frog.” Written and directed by Joven Tan, this is comedian’s Shalala’s launching movie after being in showbiz for eighteen years.
It took six years of convincing before Direk Joven and Noel Ferrer, Shalala’s manager, were able to persuade Shalala to do the movie. Now, Shalala is having problems sleeping because he feels nervous as it is only a few days before “Echoserang Frog’s” opening on April 2.
Scenema Concepts is leaving no stone unturned. “Echoserang Frog” boasts of so many celebrity cameos. Kiray Celis, Joross Gamboa, Angelu de Leon, Dennis Padilla, Marco Alcaraz, Angelo Patrimonio, German Moreno, Derek Ramsay, Alvin Patrimonio, Tonton Gutierrez, Wendell Ramos, Joey Reyes, Jacklyn Jose, Amy Perez, Mr. Fu, Anita Linda, JC de Vera, Vin Abrenica, Alwyn Uytingco, Edgar Allan Guzman, Lucky Mercado, Empoy, Jojo Alejar, Perla Bautista, Odette Khan, John Nite, Lilia Cuntapay, Dingdong Avanzado and a lot more have given their support to Shalala.
Paolo Onesa gets his big break.
The 20-year-old Chabacano crooned his way through the live shows of “The Voice of the Philippines” with his celebrated vocal chords. Now, Paolo, the ultimate heartthrob crooner, is a certified recording artist as he releases his debut album, “Pop Goes Standards.” Coached by Bamboo Manalac in “The Voice” and now part of “ASAP,” Paolo’s debut album is out under MCA Music on CD and through digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes.
“Pop Goes Standards” has ten cuts, including its carrier song, an original, “Lucky in Love.” The other original song in the album is “Which Way Robert Frost,” written by American composer Roxanne Seeman, Daniel Nitt and Phillip Steinke. The other songs are covers and standards, including Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Make You Feel My Love,” “Just My Imagination,” “Marry Me,” “You’re Beautiful,” “Skyfall” and “Elesi.”
Anton Broas has the lucky touch.
A former model, Anton now tries his hand at stage directing. He directed the critically-praised Miss Beauche International finals last December at Solaire Resort and Casino and currently he is in talks with the Entertainment Press Society to direct the group’s upcoming Golden Screen Awards for Movies this May. But this is not only what is keeping Anton busy.
Owner of twenty-two Beauche branches nationwide, he also owns five St. Louis Review Centers (SLRC), which was founded by Dr. Roger Polo Tong-An. The leader in review for nurses, teachers, Med-Tech, PT, Midwifery and Civil Service for the past twenty-five years, SLRC is jubilant over the success of its reviewers in the recent licensure exams for teachers held last January 26. Eleven of the top ten placers were students from SLRC.