Here’s a concept: Vilma Santos playing a TV extra. EKSTRA, co-written and directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and starring Vilma Santos, will premiere at Cinemalaya on July 28, 6.15pm at the CCP. We already have our ticket! Get yours early.
Ekstra also stars Vince de Jesus, Marlon Rivera, Piolo Pascual, Marian Rivera, Pilar Pilapil, Cherie Gil, Eula Valdez, and practically everyone. We haven’t seen it, but—oddly enough—we’ve heard it, and it’s a scream. (We did the English translation based on the recorded dialogue.) Required viewing for everyone, especially those who want to be in show business. It looks easy. It’s not.
Stay tuned next week for our podcast with Jeffrey Jeturian. Post your questions for Jeffrey in Comments.
1. You’re a huge fan of Vilma Santos, and you had to preside over a movie in which she is oppressed by production assistants, assistant directors, producers, directors, and half the planet. How did you work up the nerve?
2. When you were a kid, did you have screaming fights with Nora Aunor fans? (Our yaya was a Noranian and we used to taunt her until she pulled our hair in the bath.)
3. You direct the wildly popular telenovela, Please Be Careful With My Heart. In the movie, Ate Vi is an extra on a telenovela. Is TV production really the way it’s portrayed in your movie?