‘Deadma Walking’ is this Christmas’ certified beshy comedy movie
Get ready for a merry and gay Christmas as “Deadma Walking,” an official entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), gives the moviegoers a different kind of beshy drama-comedy.
Inspired by the 2016 Palanca award-winning screenplay by Eric Cabahug, the Cinema Evaluation Board has given the movie its highest grade of “A” which added additional feather into the film’s cap.
“Deadma Walking” is basically about two gay best friends who are loyal to each other in life and beyond. Playing the lead characters of John and Mark respectively are Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman who happen to be buddies in real life. Guzman was then a back-up dancer of Gamboa back in his Star Circle Quest days.
The film showcases the interesting story of John, a terminally ill gay (dying diva) who fakes his own death to see what his loved ones would say in their eulogy for him. The ever supportive best friend Mark (crying diva) on the other hand, would connive with his BFF (Best Friend Forever) in staging his fake wake and interment ceremony.
Within the week of its release, the movie’s trailer has garnered over 6 million views, a scenario which only happens to usual box-office players. Because of its interesting storyline, “The Deadma Walking” trailer has spread like wildfire on social media and has been among the most talked-about entries this year.
The movie is formed by a formidable ensemble of actors including Candy Pangilinan, Nico Antonio, Vin Abrenica, Bobby Andrews, Bing Pimentel and Dimples Romana.
But outnumbering the cast are the A-list celebrities who gave cameo appearances such as Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Iza Calzado, Eugene Domingo, directors Marlon Rivera and Joel Lamangan and many others.
“Si Gerald nag-oo agad n’ung ni-request namin siyang mag-cameo,” Gamboa said in the recently concluded grand media launch of the movie. “Ang tanging tanong lang niya ay kelan ang shooting,” he added.
Besides being Gamboa’s good friend Anderson, just like Guzman, was also a back-up dancer of the actor.
Produced by T-Rex Entertainment and directed by industry veteran Julius Alfonso, “Deadma Walking” is set to hit cinemas on December 25. /jpv
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