After greater than a 12 months of planning and preparations, the filming of the first-ever Filipino full-length film in Qatar, ‘The Eventologist’, is now underway.
Philippine movie star actor J C Santos portrays the lead character, Oscar Yema. This biopic of one in every of Qatar’s famous Filipino entrepreneurs options 128 actors most of whom got here from the area people appearing as themselves.
The movie, which showcases the realities and challenges of Filipino expatriate staff who enterprise into enterprise, can also be anticipated to characteristic the numerous scenic locations and landmarks of Qatar, residence to greater than 280,000 Filipinos.
A veteran actor who began at a younger age, Santos’s abilities have been well-honed with over 10 years in theatre. He additionally has a level in theatre arts from the College of the Philippines.
In the course of the first day on the units, Santos was completely happy to share that he was equally thrilled to do a true-to-life movie for the primary time simply as he’s completely happy to be on his first go to to the Center East.
The primary solid is delighted to be working with Santos as they discover him skilled and accommodating. “He’s straightforward to work with and his huge expertise within the trade has helped us, native abilities, enhance our expertise and confidence,” mentioned Zandz William, one of many native actors who performs the principle villain.
Native music performer Vanessa Casador, who performs the position of the movie’s main woman, praised Santos for his calm, inspiring expertise, which she additionally described as “impeccable past admiration”.
Yema, who can also be the film’s director, author and producer, is pleased with each the solid and crew, which he described to be the best amongst Filipinos in Qatar.
“I can’t assist however admire the dedication of all staff members who’ve been with me all all through the years. I’m greater than assured that this full-length movement image would be the first crowning glory of Filipino abilities right here in Qatar,” mentioned Oscar.
Joseph Timothy Rivera, the movie’s contracts underwriter and line producer, disclosed that the community-funded film has been to this point profitable and is trying ahead to the movie’s participation in main worldwide movie festivals and to be featured on numerous on-line streaming platforms.
‘The Eventologist’, being filmed in Doha till the top of the month, is produced by Advocacy International Studios in partnership with Pink Dot Movies. It’s anticipated to be proven in cinemas worldwide beginning later this 12 months.