One of the things that I miss doing is going to the theaters and watching live plays and musicals. It’s sad that this has been put to a halt among other things. But everyone needs to adapt, that’s why I’m glad that Tanghalang Pilipino is doing everything they can to make sure that their presence is still there, even if it’s online for the meantime.
Heneral Rizal, a short film produced by Tanghalang Pilipino in cooperation with Voyage Studios starring thespian and TP’s pride Nanding Josef, is available for watching on Tanghalang Pilipino’s YouTube channel. The short film premiered at the recently-concluded Cinemalaya 16: Stream Consciousness.
Nanding Josef plays General Paciano Rizal, a brave general and older brother of Dr. Jose Rizal. The film sheds light on the untold story of Paciano. Heneral Rizal was written by Floro Quibuyen, directed by Chuck Gutierrez, and has Baby Ruth Villarama as Creative Producer. Tanghalang Pilipino Actor Company members like Antonette Go (Assistant Director) and JV Ibesate (English Subtitles) were also part of the this short film’s production, with a special participation of Juan Lorenzo Marco. The cinematography was done by Dexter Dela Peña, editing by Chuck Gutierrez, VFX by Jaye Jacinto, sound by Andrea Teresa T. Idioma, music by Emerzon Texon, and Joan Abubo and Jo Ann Requiestas as Production Managers.
Help and support Tanghalang Pilipino’s mission to continue inspiring the public with relevant artistic presentations during these trying times by donating via the fundraising “Pantawid Ng Tanghalan”. To donate, please visit KTX or depositing any amount at their bank details and GCash number below:
Account Name: Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation, Inc.
Savings Account Number: 3131-0387-46
Bank Branch: BPI – Harrison Plaza
Gcash Number: 0915-453-8933
Let’s keep Filipino theater and creativity alive! Utak, Puso, Bayan!