Coco Martin had a banner year in 2016. His primetime series “Ang Probinsyano” dominated television and his film with Vice Ganda, “The Super Parental Guardians” (TSPG), became the country’s highest-grossing film. But that doesn’t mean you’ll find him resting on his laurels now.

The actor still has a lot of plans this year. It includes solo-directing his first ever film, which he hopes will be included in the next edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

In an interview with ABS-CBN News at a thanksgiving party held for the success of TSPG Tuesday, Martin said he was inspired by some of the Filipino greats such as Mike de Leon and Lino Brocka, stalwarts of the country’s golden age of cinema back in the 1970s.

He prefers to keep mum about the project for now, but he said he is looking to secure the cast he has in mind as soon as possible. He added that he will also serve as the film’s producer.

“Siyempre kung mayroon magtitiwala sa sarili ko at sa aking kakayanan, siguro ako na iyong unang-unang magbibigay ng oportunidad para magkaroon ako ng pagkakataaon upang maipakita ko iyong aking talento na hindi ko pa naipapakita sa ating mga tao,” he said.

And before one thinks he lacks experience to start sitting behind the camera, Martin said that he has directed a lot of indie features in the past but was too embarrassed to have his name included in the credits. “That time kasi ayaw kong pinapalagay iyong pangalan ko kasi nahihiya ako,” he admitted.

Meanwhile, in the said thanksgiving party, it was announced that “The Super Parental Guardians” has earned P598 million as of Tuesday.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/01/10/17/coco-martin-plans-to-make-mmff-directorial-debut


  • Eunice

    Mr Coco Martin I believe you’re ready to take on the directorial job of your own movie. Further I strongly suggest that you get Miss Maja Salvador to be your leading lady and mind you that movie will surpass previous box office hit. I have watched each of you and your versatility in acting with realism seem incomparable or unique. Your love team bears a special chemistry and charisma people love to watch. For sure it will be a very productive financial venture! And in the case of Maja It might be a smart idea if you will permit her to be your co- producer however I leave it to you both as will involves financial matters.Just hope by then she’d finished her online study and earned her BA degree. Such knowledge will come handy to you both to successfully manage a big movie production meant to entertain all people! Gods love is everlasting and His graces and blessings overflowing!!! In continuous Thanksgiving…we Pray, Believe, and persevere in our Faith… His love is forever always!!! Good luck Coco and more power to you and Maja! Stay firm in your faith and The Holy Spirit guide you both…

  • Eunice

    Belated Happy Valentines to you and Coco and Maja! I happen to read about Chinese Astrology and I was astonished to know that your signs Rooster (1981) and Dragon (1988) respectively do complement each other. The Chinese Zodiac vividly describes the characteristics of each sign in terms of compatibility to each other. And so amazed I am to learn that you share good “vibes” in both love and work. Your personalities may differ in some ways but mutual understanding, respect, love, and dedication toward each other will create a lasting, happy marital union. You both try to check it yourselves…you’ll be entertained… and maybe something to think about and consider in lieu of your personal plans the future. Thanks for your time! As always you both persevere in His Love and stay Faithful forever to Him and each other!!!


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