HEARD: Mega does Cinemalaya
After Nora Aunor, Judy Ann Santos and Vilma Santos, it’s Megastar Sharon Cuneta’s turn to act in a Cinemalaya film. Mega told the Inquirer that she will star and coproduce acclaimed indie filmmaker Mes de Guzman’s Cinemalaya entry for 2017, “Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha.”
“We’ve been working on this project for more than a year now,” Mega related. “We are just looking for shoot dates. It will be my first indie film, if ever, and it has some fantasy elements.”
The film tells the story of a desperate woman who turns to the mysterious “family who sheds no tears” in order to be reunited with her estranged husband and children.
She recalled that her first “independently produced” movie was under Unitel, Mark Meily’s “Crying Ladies,” which eventually became the runaway hit of the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2003.
Mega is also going back to the concert stage with a two-nighter at The Theatre at Solaire on Oct. 15 and 22. “We are gathering songs for a new album, too. I want new OPM (Original Pilipino Music) songs in the lineup.” Bayani San Diego Jr.