Inquirer I have always been vocal about my admiration for Coco Martin not just as an actor, but also as a human being. His rags-to-riches story is truly awe-inspiring. Coco is out to wow the public anew in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, “Ang Panday,” a joint venture of Star Cinema, Viva Films and Coco’s CCM Productions. The film did not scrimp at all. It went all-out on its special effects and action

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The Manila Times “Bakit kapag matino ka, tingin sa iyo ng mil–lennials hindi ka cool?” Television and mo­­vie actor Coco Mar­tin’s rhetorical question above—roughly translated to why millen­nials think good guys are the opposite of cool—has defined, guided and effectively changed the course of his career in the last few years. In 2015, Martin—dubbed the “King of Philippine TV series” for such top-rated prime time projects as the fantasy-drama “Juan dela Cruz” (2013) and period romance

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Business Mirrror By this time, people must think that Coco Martin is used to potraying iconic roles, especially those of his idol Fernando Poe Jr. After all, he lords the prime-time block with his prime-time series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN, a role the Action King portrayed 20 years ago. But he still felt daunted when he was told he will be the new Panday. After all, Coco is quick to admit he can never

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Manila Bulletin 'Kung gagawa lang ako ng pelikulang pangit, bakit pa ako sumali sa Metro Manila Film Fest? Doon ako sa quality. Gusto ko, proud ako sa ginagawa ko.' May it be in motorcades, mall shows, provincial tours, press conferences and media interviews, Coco Martin is everywhere promoting his Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entry “Ang Panday.” The movie is his directorial debut so he is pouring out his heart in making and promoting

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Rappler Coco Martin's excitement was palpable as he discussed his new movie, Ang Panday, which is part of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival. The FPJ's Ang Probinsyano actor had multiple roles for the film, also serving as the director, writer, and producer. "Mahirap po pala (It's difficult)," Coco said when asked how he felt about directing the movie. "Honestly, nahirapan ako sa pagiging director pero 'pag gusto mo 'yung ginagawa mo, kahit mahirap, hindi

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Balita MATAGAL palang pinangarap ni Coco Martin na maging direktor ng pelikula. Ngayong taon, natupad na ito. Ang isa sa walong official entries sa 2017 MMFF na ang Ang Panday na pinagbibidahan niya ay siya mismo ang nagdirek using his real name na Rodel Nacianceno. Bago sumabak sa pagdidirehe, sumailalim muna siya sa pag-aaral sa premyadong indie filmmaker at mentor niyang si Brillante Mendoza. “Noong bago pa ako, sabi ko, ‘Direk, kakapalan ko na ang

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Bandera TAKING the directorial reins is one of Coco Martin’s dreams. “Honestly, noong nasa indie pa ako ay ‘yun ang pangarap ko pero nahihiya akong sabihin sa kahit na kanino. Napakataas noon kasi. Sino ang maniniwala sa akin, eh, hindi naman ako nag-aral ng filmmaking. “Pero sabi ko nga, sa process na pinagdaanan ko sa indie ang dami kong natutunan hanggang sa pagpasok ko sa telebisyon. Siyempre, ang dami mong nakikitang mga bagay-bagay. Hanggang sa

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Pep Coco Martin finally realizes his dream to become a director. The ABS-CBN actor tries his skill behind the camera in Ang Panday, which is one of the eight movies in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival. In an interview with select entertainment editors and reporters, Coco admitted that it has been his dream to direct a movie since he was an indie actor. He first discussed this with indie film director and mentor Brillante

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ABS-CBN News Inamin ni Coco Martin na paghanga ang dahilan kung bakit mga beauty queen ang napili niyang leading ladies para sa pelikula niyang "Ang Panday." Sa panayam nitong Huwebes, ibinahagi ni Coco ang kuwento tungkol sa pagkakapili niya kay Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon at Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa bilang bagong leading ladies. "Ang daming nagtatanong sa akin noon, noong binubuo ko na 'Ang Panday,' sino ang magiging leading lady ko.

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Inquirer Of all the roles Coco Martin had to play while making the fantasy-adventure film “Ang Panday,” he said being its producer-director was the toughest. Coco is also the lead actor and scriptwriter of this official entry in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival. Coco said scenes that seemed easy to do in the beginning turned out to be difficult and complicated during filming. “I reserved the last shooting day for what I thought would

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